Whimpering from the gutter, the
small puppy looked more like a
piece of raw hamburger than a dog.
He stumbled aimlessly using his
sense of smell to try to find his way
as his eyes were swollen shut. It
was impossible to identify what
breed he was, or even what color
he was, as most of his fur was gone
and the rest was stained with blood.
Suspecting he had been used as a
"bait dog" ARR scooped up the
mangled animal unsure he would
even make it to the hospital. During
the emergency exam of the
frightened animal, the vet gently
pulled open his eyes and the puppy stared
up at him begging for help.
Over the next two and a half years,
with intensive therapy, a beautiful
brindle Pit Bull emerged. Though
thick scar tissue could still be felt
when petting him, he sought human
touch and interaction.
A very social creature, P.B. (Pit Bull,
Pretty Boy, or Peanut Butter) as he
was known soon made friends with
the cats at ARR, especially with a
large diabetic Maine Coon Cat, and
the two became inseparable.
CLEARLAKE PET PROJECT
Now accepting applications from very low-income pet owners living in Clearlake, and unincorporated areas of Lake County, California for FREE spay/neuter of their dogs and cats. Limited space in 2017. This program was made possible by a generous grant from PetSmart Charities.
CLEARLAKE PET PROJECT APPLICATION
The dates of the next volunteer trainings will be February 17, 2017 and March 17 at 5:30 pm.
If you are interested in volunteering at our shelter, we have morning shifts available seven days a week. You are required to attend a two hour training prior to volunteering. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and exhibit maturity, ability to follow instructions, dependability, and have compassion for animals. All volunteers must sign a liability waiver. Volunteers under 18 also must have a parent/guardian sign a liability waiver. Court ordered community service welcome.