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Nov 15, 2016

You Can Be Jennie's Humane Hero

Jennie’s journey off the vulnerable streets of San Antonio began 6 months ago. She, like many pets in our community, was born as a stray. Despite being only a few months old, she was forced to survive through her homelessness by roaming each night in search of food and shelter, a search that would eventually lead her into harm’s way.

When Jennie was brought into the shelter, it was with old and debilitating injuries. A good samaritan found her lying helpless and alone in the streets and they brought Jennie to us in hopes that we could help her live a full and pain-free life. Though her injuries were healed, at 3-months-old, it was clear Jennie had suffered great bodily trauma. As to the source of her misfortune? Judging by the extensiveness of her poorly healed injuries, our staff guessed it ranged anywhere from physical abuse to being struck by a car.

When x-rays performed on Jennie revealed the crippling fractures along her hind legs, our surgery staff decided surgery was necessary to improve her quality of life. For though her legs had healed on their own without medical intervention, it was clear that every step for Jennie was a painful struggle. 

After two lengthy surgeries and six weeks of cage rest, Jennie was moved into foster care to allow her body and mind time to heal.

 Jennie made her return to the San Antonio Humane Society after a month of home life in the care of her foster parents. Although her recovery time was lengthy and difficult, all that’s left of her old injuries is her charming and unusual gait. Her attitude is positive, her energy is full, and her heart is filled with love and excitement for visitors and staff alike, all due to the kindness of a stranger and the care of our staff.

Jennie is still searching for her forever home, and her story is just one of many at the San Antonio Humane Society. Support from donors through our Humane Heroes Annual Fund make it possible to save lives just like Jennie’s, and we are asking for your support.

Do it for Jennie!
A gift of $35 helps cover a single day of feeding, sheltering, and medically treating one pet at the San Antonio Humane Society, and every donation to the Humane Heroes Annual Fund helps ensure Jennie and other pets like her continue to benefit from the resources needed to be saved, cared for, and adopted.

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