Little Dog In A Big Mean World. Life Can be Better.
Domesticated animals are "wired' for companionship. Therefore, it is improbable that Polly Pin, a twelve-year-old Miniature Pinscher of 14 pounds, would choose a life on the cold streets of McKinney, Texas. Yet, that is where she was impounded as a stray.
Weeks passed while Polly Pin waited for someone to 'claim' or adopt her, but no one came, nor did anyone show an interest. Beyond her age, why not? Here are our top four guesses:
Physical Appearance: Both ear tips have been chewed or bitten off. One pupil significant bigger than the other.
Health Prospects: Poor without treatment. Stage IV Heartworm. Signs of congestive heart disease and chronic bronchitis.
Vocality: Piercing barks aimed at dogs 'to close' in proximity.
In essence, Polly Pin is 'not special' for potential adopters.
At Living Grace Canine Ranch, a dog's physical, medical or emotional needs is not a deterrent for becoming a resident. Except for late-stage heartworm disease strangling her ability to breathe, Polly Pin's underlying health has a bright future.
Restoring Polly Pin's Health Priority
#1 Kill The Heartworms: An injectable drug, Melarsomine, is given to kill adult heartworms. Melarsomine kills the adult heartworms in the heart and adjacent vessels. This drug is administered in a series of injections by our staff veterinarian.
#2 Determine and treat the underlying cause of the enlarged pupil. Anisocoria is a condition in which a dog's two pupils are unequal in size. This is a symptom of a wide range of underlying causes, including head trauma, degeneration of the eye, or exposure to chemicals. In Polly Pin’s case, the protruding eye reduces visual clarity and a place she rubs frequently.
Polly Pin is 'special.' We love her unconditionally and hope you will too. 100% of Angel's Sponsorship directly benefits your sanctuary, sweetheart. Thank you for joining us in loving Polly Pin today, tomorrow, and always.