"Paws & Effect" Contest Spotlight:
Scout's Honor Rescue
We provide support for pets and those who serve them
We do this by addressing 3 key areas along the holistic continuum of care for animal caregivers:
You’ve all heard the phrase “It takes a village” and this month Mercy Cares is celebrating the many ‘villages’ of rescue groups around the city of Houston through the “Paws + Effect” Contest, in collaboration with Sunset Animal Hospital.
More than 100 distinct animal rescue groups were nominated by friends and supporters in the community for the contest which allows the public to VOTE HERE for their favorite organization for the chance to win $2,000 | $1,000 | or $500 in clinic credit at Mercy Pet Clinic thanks to the generous support of Sunset Animal Hospital.
This is Cindy’s Story…
Scout’s Honor Rescue took Cindy to Vergi 24/7 (a vet clinic) to first understand why she was unable to walk. The vet staff discovered two bullets lodged in her body and referred Cindy to Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. Cindy was immediately examined by neurology to determine if there was any damage to her spinal cord and the neurologist suggested a soft tissue surgeon because the bullets were actually lodged between her larynx and trachea. It appeared the bullets entered through Cindy’s skull and possibly shoulder. Clearly Cindy had experienced some severe cruelty at the hands of a human and it was going to take a village of loving humans to help heal her. By interacting with Cindy though, you would’ve never known the harm she had endured, she was so sweet and loving towards everyone who came across her.
Cindy went into surgery to remove the bullets and was placed into a foster home that would help her along the very long healing journey. Her journey included special exercises to help her brain communicate with her legs again and several follow up vet visits.
At first Cindy’s mobility had to be restricted for her healing and being crated was terrifying for her. Cindy’s very clever foster mom was able to use a pack and play, which Cindy found a lot more comfortable and less terrifying, to help restrict Cindy’s movements during her healing.
As they say, it really does take a village
““-it was hopefully just a single individual who harmed her but an entire community who put her back together.”
Mercy Cares raises the funds necessary for Mercy Pet Clinic to be able to offer affordable, tiered pricing for top-notch veterinary care for nonprofit animal rescue organizations and families meeting certain income requirements. We are proud to support groups just like SHR to ensure that furry friends like Cindy receive the best veterinary care and cost is not an obstacle to a happy, healthy life.
In order to offer the highest quality care possible to pet parents in need and the nonprofit animal welfare and rescue groups committed to saving the homeless and suffering animals of our community, we rely on donations to help underwrite the costs of our services.
With as little as $10, you can help cover the cost of a rabies vaccination for a family or rescue group in need.
Sign up to give monthly and, for less than the cost of lunch, you can help keep pets and our community healthy. Click here to see how your dollars can make a difference for animals like Cindy!
We hope you’ll consider supporting our efforts today!
Written by: Karen Gentry