Izabella St. James, who got the nickname “The Pug Queen” after her heroics of rescuing so many abused and neglected Pugs, saw two more who were in dire need of help.
It was 105 degrees outside and she saw the two pups outside on a concrete patio. Both were panting heavily and barely had any shelter from the scorching heat. The moment she saw them, she knew she had to get them out of there or else they would die.
St. James heard about these two pugs from someone who contacted her through Facebook. She always encourages people to let her know about dogs who need help so that she can do her best to save them. The woman who informed her about these two pugs said that she drove past them every day and that they had been outside for years in all different kinds of horrible weather.
When St. James got to the property, she walked closer to the dogs, who are now named Lewis and Clark. Lewis had dug a hole in the dirt that he was sitting in to stay cool. Clark, on the other hand, was visibly sick. He was lying there in bad shape, and St. James actually thought he was dead.
She knocked on the owner’s door to find out if she would be able to get these dogs help. When an older man answered the door, she introduced herself and said she was willing to buy these dogs to get them out of the heat since they were suffering and could barely breathe.
But the owner turned down her offer and said the dogs were fine and didn’t need help. But St. James wasn’t letting it go that easy. She offered $1,000 for both dogs, which he still declined. St. James tried to explain that the dogs needed immediate vet care, especially Clark who was coughing up a storm.
St. James began crying because she knew these dogs would die soon if they didn’t get help. The owner’s neighbor told her that these dogs are never taken care of, barely get fed and never get shown any love or attention. This saddened St. James even more.
She left a note with her phone number for the man’s son who lives with him, and then left. Luckily, the son called her the next day and accepted her offer for the dogs. She put the dogs in her car and rushed them to the vet. It was obvious that they were happy and relieved to finally be in someone’s car and out of that heat.
But Clark’s cough had gotten worse and would continue to worsen until he got medication. Once they got to the vet, they were both treated for their ailments. They were malnourished, overheated, had eye issues, dental problems, arthritis and overgrown nails.
While Clark stayed at the vet with his cough, Lewis went home with St. James. He was very reluctant at first because he had never been inside a house before. But it didn’t take long for him to warm up to her and his new surroundings. He even got to lay in a bed for the first time!
Clark continues to be treated for his cough, but is expected to make a full recovery. St. James goes to the vet to visit him often. Once he is all better, both of these adorable Pugs will be available for adoption! If you’re interested in giving them a forever home, contact The Pug Queen.
adoption! If you’re interested in giving them a forever home, contact The Pug Queen.
Source : http://blog.theanimalrescuesite.com