Eevee at her foster home
The Oregon Humane Society's Second Chance program brings thousands of animals to our shelter from 84 partner shelters in Oregon and across the West Coast every year. Many of our partner shelters do not have access to specialized medical care for shelter pets. These shelters are faced with euthanizing pets based solely on their medical needs. By bringing these pets to our shelter, we are able to treat illness, mend injuries, and provide medical care to pets before they are adopted into new homes.
Eevee is a tiny Chihuahua, who was found hiding under a porch in Northern California this summer. She was brought to the closest shelter as a stray. The one-year-old dog weighed only four-and-a-half pounds, including the fleas she was covered in. And she was in need of urgent medical help. Her right rear leg was useless--the lower portion was missing below the knee. Her front left leg was in worse condition, with her paw missing and a stump protruding from what used to be her lower leg. No one knows what happened to cause these injuries nor how she survived with no medical treatment, but she somehow found the strength to live day-to-day as a stray.
The CA-shelter staff wanted to help Eevee, but their shelter could not provide the needed medical care. They called our Second Chance program and requested our help. We brought Eevee, with other Second Chance pets, to our shelter. Eevee's injuries were treated at the OHS Holman Medical Center, and after surgery she was put in a foster home to heal. Just three days after the surgery, Eevee was moving at a fast walk, attempting to play with the family Labrador-mix, and loved exploring her the backyard.
When she was strong enough, Eevee was made available for adoption. We shared Eevee's story on our website and with local media, which brought several potential adopters to our shelter to meet her. Within hours of being available for adoption, Eevee found her home with a Portland couple and their Chihuahua-mix, Molly.
OHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that receives no tax dollars and relies on donations to fund our life-saving programs. To help amazing animals like Eevee, please consider making a gift today.
Eevee with her new Portland family