UPDATE: We are happy to report that this sassy girl is now 20 POUNDS and growing!
Bonnie visited her favorite veterinarian, Dr. Hernandez this weekend, and got a clean bill of health! The vet did recommended a recheck on hip x rays for the wobbliness in her back legs to make sure she doesn’t have any thing else going on.
This little fighter has defeated all odds and is loving life! Thank you for rooting and supporting her, giving her the second chance she deserves!
**She has been preadopted by her wonderful foster family who decided they could not let her go!
July 17, 2022
This pretty blue eyes girl is growing fast!! Bonnie now weighs 15 lbs and never stops moving now that she has regained her strength in her legs. Her fabulous fosters have been working with her on exercise and learning puppy manners. They take her up and down the stairs about 4-5 times a day and she loves it! When she meets people, she immediately rolls over for pets and lays on their feet.
She (understandably) has some issues with resource guarding over food, but she has already come a long way with her food insecurity thanks to tips from our Animal Behavior Specialist! Bonnie is no longer taking any medications for her previous illnesses, and she does have an umbilical hernia that will be repaired when she is spayed.
We're thrilled Bonnie is thriving in her foster home and is now able to do normal puppy things!
Jun 28, 2022
Bonnie has gained weight and now weighs 8.9 lbs! She has warmed up to her fosters and is learning to trust again. Bonnie even got the courage to stand up for the first time on her own this past weekend and isn't slowing down since then. She does great with her exercises as it involves food and yummy treats!
We were relieved her distemper test came back negative. She is getting treated for some other illnesses and will hopefully continue to feel better each day. Big victories for our little fighter, Bonnie!
June 20, 2022
We are touched to see the community joining us in our outcry over Bonnie’s case of abuse. Thank you all for your compassion and concern for this sweet girl. We are still determining the best treatment for her care. Her vitals are looking good; however, she is still unable to stand. She is learning new things and receiving plenty of cuddles. She loves her Dino stuffed animal.
There has been A LOT of adoption interest for this beautiful Aussie. We have no doubt she will be matched with a loving family once she regains her health and is available for adoption. She still has a way to go before she will be ready for her forever family.
Right now, we currently have hundreds of dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens in our care that have been with us for a while – far too long- and are also seeking loving homes. Similar to Bonnie, their lives were in uncertain conditions and many of them came into our care ill and injured.
Bonnie is not the typical type of dog/puppy that we save. Our common dog is a beautiful mixed breed pup (San Antonio Special). Our niche is stepping in to save animals who have run out of other options and have been overlooked.
June 15, 2022
San Antonio Pets Alive! lifesaving team stepped in to save the life of a pup who had suffered severe abuse. As difficult as it is to see and hear about cases of neglect, pain, and sadness when animals are pulled into our care, we are grateful that we can be there for them, in their time of need.
Tragically, many animals in and around our communities are mercilessly abused, discarded, and dumped – left to die or fend for themselves. Bonnie Blue Eyes is our newest little fighter.
Bonnie was found outside in this stifling heat with her mouth bound shut! Her nose and mouth are pale and swollen from the lack of blood flow. She’s missing hair and has scarring and blood from the tightly bound material. She also arrived into our care urine-stained and covered in dirt and feces.
Obviously, she wasn’t in this state for just a matter of hours, and it wasn’t an accident. Someone did this to her on purpose. Aged at about five months old and weighing in at only SIX pounds, a monster left her to die miserably. She couldn’t drink, eat, pant, clean herself, or breathe properly in that horrific situation. Underneath all her fur is skin and bones.
Yesterday afternoon, we took her to an emergency veterinary clinic that provides 24-hour care for a lifesaving blood transfusion and around-the-clock monitoring.
She is lethargic and too weak to walk, but still manages to be in good spirits- wagging her tail and lifting her head up, knowing that she is now being helped and cared for. Bonnie will need round-the-clock monitoring for a couple of days and nights while her body comes back from this inconceivable amount of suffering.
So far, her medical costs are nearing $2,000, and she’ll need at least a few more days of intensive care. After the abuse this little pup endured, she deserves the chance to live a wonderful, healthy and safe life, and be cherished as a member of the family.