Parker County Today April 2016 - Page 54

our pets: RESCUE Where’s Wally? Where’s Wally? Where’s Wally? BY KATIE RODGERS If you love something, let it go. If it comes back, it’s yours APRIL 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY T hey say not all those who wander are lost, but maybe, just maybe, this little pup was.  The pit mix was brought in for the first time as a stray to the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter on Aug. 17, of 2015. With a friendly, outgoing personality, the volunteers fell in love with him, instantly. The shelter determined that he was no more than 1 to 2 years old, still a puppy with lots of room for training, making him an excellent candidate for adoption. However, poor Wally 52 had a noticeable skin condition which caused him to itch so bad that most of his fur was gone. When the volunteers attempted to bathe him, even as gently as they could, his raw skin would bleed and they knew he was in pain. Despite having done all they could do for him to make him comfortable, the shelter knew that whoever adopted him would have to take on the burden of vet bills.  Wally was adopted after a little over a month later, on Sept. 22. The volunteers were sad to see him go, but overjoyed that he was going to a forever home. However, strangely enough, Wally was returned to the shelter as a stray for the second time on Dec. 31. Shelter staff-members recognized him at once due to his skin condition that seemed to only be getting worse. They attempted to bathe him once more and, not knowing what else to do for him, put the pup back up for adoption. This time, he was only in the shelter for a few weeks before he was adopted for the second time on Jan. 20 of 2016. It’s not often that animals return to the shelter after they’ve been