Pet of the week • 08-26-16

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 8:00am

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Fitzroy, a pocket shepherd, was found in a local shelter one year ago. He had more than 40 major puncture wounds on his back that, due to his thick shepherd coat, had gone unseen and untreated. The wounds were so badly infected that no one could tell if he had been mauled by some other animal, or if he had been stabbed by a person.

The wounds healed, but the infection had been so severe that the skin of Fitzroy’s back was so badly scarred that his hair will not regrow there. For that reason, Fitzroy has an amazing collection of T-shirts that he wears to protect his exposed and delicate skin.

Fitzroy is about 2 years old, weighs about 40 pounds and is a gorgeous solid white pocket shepherd. He enjoys other dogs and regularly goes to the dog park. He is very shy of new people but given very little time, he is warm, funny and loving with those around him.

Fitzroy has completed an extensive training program and even has his own Facebook page and blog.

If you are interested saving Fitzroy, visit Take Me Home Pet Rescue at TakeMeHomePetRescue.com.
Take Me Home Pet Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Richardson. The organization has rescued more than 2,500 pets since its inception and is committed to helping Fitzroy find his perfect forever home.

Other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open six days: Monday, 3-8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3-8 p.m.; Thursday, noon-8 p.m.; Friday, noon- 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. The cost is $110 for cats, $135 for kittens, $150 for dogs over 1 year, and $175 for puppies. The cost includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations, heartworm test for dogs, leukemia and FIV test for cats, and more. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 26, 2016.

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