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Austin Pets Alive! | Angelo’s Heroic Rescue

Sep 27, 2021

Sunday mornings are Bart and Rocio’s solely day to sleep in.

Sunday, June 27 began like every other Sunday morning. Round 9 a.m. the couple determined to attend the early church service reasonably than their regular late morning service.

Driving down windy roads simply northwest of Austin, the couple was coming down a hill after they noticed Angelo. Rocio slammed on the brakes when she noticed a small animal in the midst of the highway. As they bought nearer to Angelo, they might inform it was a canine — a severely injured canine.

With one look, it was painfully apparent that Angelo had been on his personal for weeks. With ribs and spine exhibiting, his malnourishment was evident.

“The worst half was the large wounds to his face,” Bart stated. “I take into account myself to be a little bit of a tricky man. I’ve taught martial arts for over 30 years, however at that second I couldn’t cease the tears. My coronary heart was torn out of my chest as I questioned who would depart a canine out right here. Why? As I checked out Angelo’s large accidents, all I noticed was a candy, loving, stunning canine.”

Rocio rushed to get meals, water, and blankets whereas Burt sat with Angelo, stroking his again and letting him know he was protected. “No extra nights alone within the woods,” Bart stated.

As soon as Rocio returned with provides, Angelo attacked a bowl of water as if he was dying from thirst, however refused to eat something. Rocio and Bart knew Angelo wanted emergency medical care.

After arriving at an area animal hospital that didn’t take emergencies, Rocio and Bart drove round city determined to discover a vet that would take care of Angelo.

At an emergency vet clinic, Rocio and Bart stated that they’d declare accountability for the bills of Angelo’s care. After inspecting Angelo for half-hour, a veterinarian got here again and stated that as a result of Angelo was not their canine and his care would value hundreds, the clinic couldn’t assist.

“My coronary heart sank,” stated Bart. “We might inform [that the veterinarian’s] arms had been tied.”

Within the car parking zone of the clinic, Bart requested somebody for recommendation on the place to take Angelo. The particular person led the couple to Austin Pets Alive!.

“She stated that was the place she would go, regardless that she knew APA! doesn’t take canine from the general public,” stated Bart.

Bart and Rocio pulled as much as our City Lake Animal Middle location and met with a vet technician. She additionally shared that we don’t take animals from the general public and really useful Emancipet, however warned they’ve a 24 hour ready interval. Bart shared that he didn’t imagine Angelo would make it one other 24 hours with out care.

This response prompted the technician to come back and see Angelo. After recognizing the injuries on his face, she hurried him contained in the clinic.

“Up so far, we weren’t certain the place to show. It had been such an emotional morning,” stated Bart.

The technician got here out and stated that the veterinarians and APA! had agreed to save lots of Angelo.

“We supplied to pay what we might and [the technician] stated, ‘You have already got. You saved Angelo.,’” Bart stated. “We each imagine that we had been put there for a motive that morning, and that motive was to be there to assist save this stunning creature.”

Because of our unimaginable P.A.S.S. (Constructive Options to Shelter Give up) program, we’re in a position to soak up emergency circumstances like Angelo and proceed to behave as the protection web for pets in want proper right here in Austin and throughout Texas. We’re completely happy to share that Angelo has acquired therapy and is in a loving foster residence till he will get adopted.

Aleia and her son (who you could acknowledge from our episode of “That Animal Rescue Present”) are at present fostering Angelo.

“I used to be reached out to by the clinic and [they] requested if I’d be prepared to assist out with him as a result of he’s a particular wants case,” stated Aleia. “We do a whole lot of hospice fostering and palliative care. It labored out effectively. He has assimilated into the house, no drawback. He’s good with cats, good with canine. He actually simply desires to be on his blanket sleeping more often than not, that works out very well. He’s only a candy man which makes it very simple.”

You’ll be able to meet Angelo your self right here!

Austin by no means would have reached 10 years of No Kill with out on a regular basis heroes like Rocio and Burt. If Rocio and Burt hadn’t determined to attend the early service that Sunday morning, Angelo could have by no means gotten the possibility to discover a loving residence. We’d like you to affix Rocio and Burt to combat for No Kill to remain in Austin so pets like Angelo get the identical probabilities as wholesome pets by making a present right this moment.

With our No Kill future in danger extra now than ever earlier than, these tales remind us of why we do that work. Why we save the animals which have nowhere else to go.

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