Support Team Tedward!
He's a little guy, but he has big pawprints...and they've stomped all over my heart!
On June 28th, a very pregnant chiweenie came into our home from one of HRA's partner shelters - she was living in filth with 28 other dogs. Frannie was twice her normal size, and a few weeks later she gave birth to 5 puppies. All of them had the same coloring - but one was much smaller, and had first he wasn't breathing. This little runt weighted only 1.3 oz.
He wasn't getting his share of his mamma's milk - he was so small, he kept getting pushed aside by his brother and sisters. I gave the little guy, whom I named Teddy (after Teddy Roosevelt, a runt who made good) at least four bottles a day. Slowly and surely he started to grow.
But, he had one challenge after another. A hernia. A bad reaction to his vaccines. Possible hip dysplasia. Luxating patellas...it was one thing after another.
Through Teddy's journey, I got to see how amazing Team HRA is in every way. Virtually ever department came together to pull Teddy through - the law enforcement, medical, foster, animal care, and administrative teams just to name a few. First Frannie went home, and then his sisters and brother - to wonderful, loving homes. By November, it became clear that Tedward already WAS home.
I made it official - with our wonderful adoptions team - on December 17th. It was the fourth anniversary of my father's passing - always an awful day on the calendar. Last year, I decided to reclaim it by adding to my family - by making Tedward official and guaranteeing I'll now have love, laughter and twenty years of happiness to look forward to.
Teddy fought hard to live, and if his mother hadn't been rescued, it's doubtful that he would have survived. Dozens of amazing HRA staff members made his life possible. They do it thousands of times a year for animals.
Most importantly - there are other Tedward's out there who are vulnerable and in need of rescue. Won't you help me to help them, by donating to Team Tedward?
Lisa and Ted
If you would prefer, you can mail a check to:
Humane Rescue Alliance
c/o DC Walk for the Animals
71 Oglethorpe St, NW
Washington, DC 20011
Make checks payable to: Humane Rescue Alliance
*You MUST write my name/Walk in the memo field of the check
Whatever you can give will help -- it all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
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