Parker County Today PCT June 2018 - Page 89

brace, because it’s really difficult for a dog his size to only have three legs.” Casper gets around just fine on three legs, but needs a brace to relieve a little pressure from his other back leg. Casper has had many ups and downs through- out his journey with Parker Paws. He was adopted in September of 2017, but returned in February of this year. “We’ve had him ever since. He has to be on medication, range free food, he has a litany of medical needs, and that can be daunting for people to take on, it’s expensive,” Birkbeck commented.  Although Birkbeck and the volunteers at Parker Paws would love to see Casper adopted into a forever home, they are considering making him the official mascot of their organization. “We took him into foster care and we made the commitment to take care of him, we will either find him a home or take care of him for the rest of his life.”  The community has fallen in love with Casper as well, always requesting for Casper to come to Parker Paws events, so he would make the perfect mascot for the organization. “He is so well received in the community, he’s got a sweet lovable personality, he loves kids, and kids just love him; they crawl all over him,” Birkbeck said.  Although Casper is near and dear to Parker Paws, he is just one of the many special animals in need of adoption. Parker Paws is always in need of donations to help with their admirable mission. Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter Giving Second Chances Campaign $1.65 Million Goal to improve The WPCAS facilityand their life saving efforts. (All donations are tax deductable) Donate online at: 403 Hickory Lane | Weatherford, TX | 76086 | 817-598-4111 87