HOPE Update July 12, 2012.
July 12, 2012.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler and staff have received overwhelming support from around the globe concerning Hope, the 3 to 4-year-old female pug-mug mix dog, who was discovered July 9, 2012, brutally wounded, suffering several severe intentional cuts and her mouth taped shut with her tongue protruding in the scorching Texas heat.
She was left bleeding, overheated with a fever of 105.7, dehydrated and unable to eat, drink or pant. After Sheriff’s Animal Control Officers and local concerned citizens searched for hours, Hope was found and rushed to Veterinarian Dr. Kevin Buchanan, in nearby Weatherford.BowieDriveAnimalHospitalstaff performed necessary surgery and has become Hope’s haven under Sheriff Fowler’s direction.
Hope’s progress has positively increased with each day.
Vet tech Rhonda Sears said Hope continues to improve. Her tongued, once swollen and protruding, is now 90 percent healed. She still has a puncture wound in her tongue, but is eating and drinking unassisted.
Dr. Buchanan has given Hope a 100 percent survival prognosis.
Sears has taken on the conservatorship responsibility for Hope.
“She has excellent house manners and she loves to ride in a car,” Sears said. “She when asked and there’s evidence of her being loved before her tragedy.”
Sears added Hope adores visitors, who have come to see her at the vet hospital.
She wags her tail each time she sees a child.
BowieDriveAnimalHospitalhas received $4,000, in donations, completely covering her medical costs and treatment.
“People have surprised us,” Sears said about donations which have come from across the nation. “It’s just so amazing.”
Hope’s daily visitors have included the people and Parker County Sheriff’s Animal Control Officers who rescued Hope, a family fromDallasbrought her a toy. Fort Worth Police officers have come to visit Hope daily. One well-wisher drove fromPlanobearing a bed just for her and a monogrammed blanket.
Shadow andSydney, a Labrador and Rottweiler fromGarland, “wrote” a letter to Hope and sent a pink, carved wooden necklace of name. The letter, bearing a photo of her new friends, stated Shadow andSydneyare praying for Hope and sending a wish for her to have a “forever mommy.” The letter was signed, “Prayers, and licks…”
Anyone with information pertaining to Hope or tips about the suspects involved is encouraged to call the Parker County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (817) 599-5555. You may remain anonymous when calling. Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved.
Other donations for Hope’s Reward Fund have been confirmed at $9,000, totaling $10,000.
An anonymous group from the Metroplex has pledged to donate an additional $25,000 for information leading to the arrest, indictment and conviction of the suspect(s) involved.