Parker County Today January 2018 - Page 96

our pets: PET FOSTER What A Difference a Day Makes By ETHAN EVANS He was Homeless, Hurt and Abandoned. Now His Life Is Like a Dream Without hesitation, Day and her family took Pogo into their home to foster him.   Being a Parker County Pets Alive member, Day’s heart simply couldn’t allow a poor animal to die simply because he needed medical atten- tion. She immediately took Pogo to Grote Vet Clinic to get a better idea of how bad the leg was. Dr. Ryan Cate did confirm that the leg did have to go, or the dog would have to be euthanized. 94 W hen you arrive at the home of Jenni Day at Day Dreams Ranch, the first “person” to come greet you is Pogo. This enthusiastic and well-loved member of the Day family is their newest foster animal from the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter.   Pogo, a mild-mannered mix-breed (what breeds are included is anybody’s guess), arrived at the shelter with a badly mangled front right leg. “His leg was broken, and nobody really knows how it happened, as far as I know. They don’t have an X-ray machine at the shelter to verify what was wrong, but the leg was demolished,” Day said.  When Day got the call to rescue and rehabilitate him, Pogo was depressed and in a great deal of pain. “The volunteer told me he was just lying in the cage, unavailable for adoption because his leg was broken,” Day added.