Over the years, HLCR’s mission has honed in on a primary goal– rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming dogs with special medical and behavioral needs. Sadly, few organizations within Central Texas possess the resources necessary to share this charter, and we have found there is a significant gap to fill within our local community. The lives of these “Diamonds in the Ruff” are greatly at risk. At HLCR we are committed to finding the unpolished gems and devoting the additional time and funding necessary to make them adoptable again.
We are proud to announce that Tulip will be our first of many “diamonds” in our Diamonds in the Ruff program. Tulip, a stray, was found with her litter of puppies and taken toa partnering shelter by animal control. Her babies were snapped up quickly, but all without her! Because our sweet girl was both heart worm positive and nursing, she had less than a 20% chance of being adopted; nursing and pregnant mothers are commonly deemed unadoptable due to factors such as postnatal depression, aggression, often due to premature separation from their puppies, and aesthetics– many adopters prefer dogs that show no physical signs of having given birth. The good news is, Tulip is safe, sound and has already begun her heart worm treatment! This sweet mama is gentle as can be and ready to give her affection to a forever family.