The amazing case of Christopher the dog!

by lindsaymccay • Posted in: General

Before...

Before...

Chris After... sort of... he still has a bit more healing to do!

Chris After... sort of... he still has a bit more healing to do!

As some of you may remember, Christopher came to us last month from death row because he had a skin condition. He was seriously the saddest looking puppy I’ve seen in a long time, and it was really a shame that the shelter was going to have to kill him just because of a skin disorder. Sadly, skin disorders are one of the #1 reasons puppies are euthanized at the shelter, even if the disease is totally treatable. Part of the problem is the cost of treatment and the time it takes to treat – most dogs have to be on medicine anywhere form 30 – 90 days, which is very expensive! Thankfully, we were able to save Chris, and you can see how well he is doing from his before and after pictures!

Many of you took the time to donate some money to help Christopher and dogs like him, but every day we get more and more adorable puppies with skin conditions that need help. We really don’t want to turn our back on any puppies and let them die at the shelter, but part of our ability to continue pulling these guys is financial support from you. If you haven’t been able to donate yet, please take the time to click here now, and forward this to your friends and coworkers. Every dollar you donate has the potential to literally save a life! Thank you!


2 Responses to "The amazing case of Christopher the dog!"

  1. Jamiesays: May 17, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I would love to get an update on Christopher once he’s heeled even more. Those before shots broke my heart! I started harassing all my friends to donate to his care!

  2. Ariel Millersays: May 17, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I adopted a dog like Christopher, from a no kill shelter in San Antonio. Mitzi had no hair, just scales, on the whole back half of her body.

    Having struggled with eczema and food allergies for my whole life, I knew that this dog just needed a chance, and proper medical care. After adopting her, our vet said she had a thyroid disorder, and put her on the proper medicine. Mitzi now has a beautiful full coat of hair, not a scale on her.

    More important than that, she is the best dog I have ever had. Every one who comes to our house comments on her incredible nature and how sweet she is. My children adore her.

    She has become such an important part of our family, I simply can’t imagine our life without her. I am so grateful that I decided to stop by the shelter that day. She is a once in a lifetime dog. How sad that the people who gave her up, couldn’t see her grace, under her skin condition. Lucky us.

    I am sure that Christopher has the opportunity to be as wonderful a pet, if someone will give him that chance. How fortunate that Austin Pets Alive! saw him for the magnificent dog, he is.