Athor is a sweet boy who was found as a stray in an area of Texas where many dogs are dumped. He had been wandering the streets for quite a while. He was hot, hungry, thirsty, covered up in ticks, and had several very large tumors on his neck and shoulder. Some of the largest ones had burst and were oozing stinky fluid. Poor Athor is very friendly and just wanted to get close to humans to beg for help and a little food. Yet, instead of pity, his unsightly, open tumors inspired disgust in people and for the longest time, most shooed him away, calling him names. That is, until he came came across a Good Samaritan and a very good rescue friend of ours who saw his need, his kind eyes, and she did what no one else had before. Not caring how stinky he was, or how awful he looked, she took him home, fed him, gave him a bath, took him to the vet, and reached out to us for help. Several months later (and 2 surgeries later), Athor's tumors have been removed, and he looks and feels like a new dog! He is the sweetest boy who loves to crawl on your lap for cuddles, as he does not fully realize his size. He gets along with dogs of all sizes. He enjoys going for walks. And he is the sweetest, most greateful boy in the world.
Athor won't be available for adoption, as his tumors are malignant, are rapidly growing back, surgery/treatment is not curative in his case, and his prognosis is very poor. He will stay in his wonderful foster home for as long as he can be happy and have a good quality of life.
Athor's Sponsorship Options
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Why are Sponsorships & Donations so important?
HUGS provides dog food, supplies, necessary vet care (emergency, acute, routine), heartworm and flea/tick preventative to the HUGS foster dogs while they look for their forever homes. This can be quite costly and challenging in many ways. Additionally, some of the dogs that we rescue arrive sick or injured and require hospitalization, expensive surgery or long-term medications or other treatment. This places a huge strain on our vet fund, and can affect our ability to help future dogs.
Sadly, without sufficient funding to transport, vet/treat, feed the dogs that we take in, we could not continue saving them. As a volunteer group that runs solely on donations and adoptions fees, we truly need your support.