No Dog Left Behind: METRO Employees Save Abandoned Pup
A 7-week-old puppy is on the road to recovery and a loving forever home after the intervention of some caring METRO employees. The pup was left in a small box on a METRORail train, and its owner was nowhere to be found.
A METRO employee who found the dog asked METRO Police Officer Nancy DeMartin and METRO Police Sergeant Thomas Barnes to bring it to the Authority’s administration building downtown.
It was there that METROLift Executive Assistant Sandra Zimmerman jumped into action to find little “METRO” veterinary care and a family to foster him. Zimmerman, a volunteer with Cuddle Buddies Rescue, contacted the organization’s founder Yvonne Cruz, who arranged to get the puppy the help he needed.
“I called the vet and told them what was going on,” said Cruz. “They said, ‘yes,’ come on and bring him in.”
METROLift Executive Assistant Sandra Zimmerman jumped into action to find little “METRO” veterinary care and a family to foster him.
Zimmerman said it was a group effort. “Since I was at work, my wonderful daughter, Morgan, came to my office to pick her up and take him immediately to a veterinarian at Mission Bend Animal Clinic.”
The veterinary exam revealed that “METRO” was not in great shape. The puppy was malnourished, dehydrated, and tested positive for several types of worms; however, the veterinarian said “METRO” would recover with medication and proper care.
“METRO” is doing much better now, is up for adoption, and several METRO employees have put in applications to give him a forever home, but that’s not the end of this happy tale. METRO and METROLift employees took things one step further — donating $600 in cash and additional supplies to Cuddle Buddies Rescue for animals in need.
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