Pets at the Ark

Posted 8/29/18

Kylie and Sissy, 7-year-old Shih Tzus, came to The Ark when their human no longer had time to care for them. This was their second home in recent months. Before being offered for adoption, they …

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Pets at the Ark

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Kylie and Sissy, 7-year-old Shih Tzus, came to The Ark when their human no longer had time to care for them. This was their second home in recent months. Before being offered for adoption, they visited Community Animal Hospital for comprehensive vetting. Both had benign skin growths which required surgical removal. As their vaccinations had lapsed before they boarded The Ark, and kennel cough is currently rampant in the county, Sissy contracted it while being vetted. She started oral antibiotics, as her sister Kylie too began to cough. Two other Ark dogs also developed coughs, requiring all four to go on antibiotics and cough suppressants. The Hughes family knew and worked with one of the dog's previous humans. When they saw them on Facebook and AdoptaPet.com, they called to check on their adoption status. Like everyone else, they were advised the girls would be finished with their meds and symptom free at adoption. They visited a few days later and bonded with the girls. The dogs went back to CAH on Tuesday for removal of multiple sutures. Kylie had finished her last antibiotic and had no cough, so the pair was finally ready for adoption. David Hughes made them a member of the family where they will have another small dog for companionship, and four fenced acres to patrol with the family's supervision. Their new owners said they will be inside dogs.

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