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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 some other Sunday morning. Round 9 a.m. the couple determined to attend the early church service reasonably than their traditional late morning service.

Driving down windy roads simply northwest of Austin, the couple was coming down a hill once they noticed Angelo. Rocio slammed on the brakes when she noticed a small animal in the midst of the highway. As they obtained nearer to Angelo, they may 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 displaying, his malnourishment was evident.

“The worst half was the huge wounds to his face,” Bart stated. “I take into account myself to be a little bit of a troublesome 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 huge 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 might take care of Angelo.

At an emergency vet clinic, Rocio and Bart stated that they might declare duty for the bills of Angelo’s care. After analyzing 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 price 1000’s, the clinic couldn’t assist.

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

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

“She stated that was the place she would go, though she knew APA! doesn’t take canines 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 advisable Emancipet, however warned they’ve a 24 hour ready interval. Bart shared that he didn’t consider 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 positive 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 provided to pay what we might and [the technician] stated, ‘You have already got. You saved Angelo.,’” Bart stated. “We each consider that we had been put there for a purpose that morning, and that purpose was to be there to assist save this stunning creature.”

Because of our unimaginable P.A.S.S. (Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender) program, we’re ready to soak up emergency instances 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 satisfied to share that Angelo has obtained remedy and is in a loving foster dwelling till he will get adopted.

Aleia and her son (who chances are you’ll acknowledge from our episode of “That Animal Rescue Present”) are at the moment fostering Angelo.

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

You possibly can meet Angelo your self 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 prospect to discover a loving dwelling. We’d like you to affix Rocio and Burt to struggle for No Kill to remain in Austin so pets like Angelo get the identical possibilities as wholesome pets by making a gift today.

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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