Doing the Right Thing for a Dog (part 2)
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Perhaps I got a wee bit to political with you on the last blog post talking about Mitt Romney’s lack of compassion for his dog. So I figured I’d follow up with the story of a woman and her pet grooming studio. This is a story that is filled with loads of compassion for canines, they are doing the right thing for a little Yorkie named Beckham.
Last winter, Tara and her shop, Pawfection Pet Grooming in Bedford Hills, NY played a key player in our adoption of Edgar. Our Westie, Skippy, had been a Pawfection customer years back. Although Pawfection is not an official rescue organization, Tara and her team do everything they can to make sure that dogs and cats in the area who need a home are adopted to good homes.
Just a week or two ago, I was thinking of stopping by Pawfection to see if they could help find us a dog to adopt. Later that afternoon, Tara called me with info on some Yorkies that might need new homes. Funny how things like that happen, huh? That weekend, I brought hubby and one of my girls to Pawfection to meet a potential new family member.
There were some super cute Yorkies at her shop that had been rescued. The biggest boy of the bunch was an 8 month old pup who had a little bit of a skip in his walk. Tara, who has extensive experience with small breeds as a groomer, pointed out that this little guy needed to get that limp checked out. Yorkies and other breeds with short legs can suffer from luxating patellas, which is basically a knee cap that slips out of its proper position.
If left untreated, an extreme case of this tricky knee problem of a could result in painful arthritis and severe lameness. Tara’s staff provided a foster home and Tara herself offered to take the little guy to a vet to see if he’d need surgery and what that would entail. As it turned out, both of the pup’s knees are in pretty bad shape. He’ll need surgery on both of them and it will entail some serious physical therapy to fully recover after the surgery.
Sadly, this pup with trick knees that need surgery and rehab was too much of a commitment for me and my family to take on. Tara and her staff are now providing a foster home for Beckham (his new nickname) and is working with a local vet to move forward with the knee surgeries. Pawfection is dedicated to doing the right thing for this dog, taking extraordinary steps to make sure this dog can lead a healthy life in a good home.
This Beauty Event will Benefit Rescuzilla, which is a NYC animal rescue organization that is pals with Pawfection. 100% from the sales and raffles will benefit Rescuzilla Animal Rescue of NYC-a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Date: Monday, January 23rd 11 AM to 3 PM OR 6 PM to 8 PM
Location: PAWFECTION 51 Babbit Road Bedford Hills, NY 10507 914.242.8422
Special appearance by Sabria Brows. She will be on hand to shape your brows for an instant beauty lift. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. (Sabria has cut her price for this event & will donate 50% of every brow shaping to Rescuzilla!) Many popular brands from lip balms to mascara to hair products, body creams and skin potions. Price range: $5 and up! We will be raffling off some great gifts including a 3-Day BluePrint Cleanse!
Remember: A little can SAVE a lot of dogs.
Checkout these links:
Pawfection Pet Grooming Boutique on Facebook
Rescuzilla on Facebook