LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Meet Apple. She's a 1-year-old Manchester Terrier mix who loves to run and play.
She was brought in to the shelter as a surrender with her 5 puppies who have all been adopted, except for one named Monkey.
And from the way Apple acts you would never know she has a disability. Apple actually has a limb that is in limbo.
Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter Volunteer, Katie White says, "Apple was born probably with this defect that she has in her front paw. We took her to the vet to get it checked because we wanted to make sure that she could really walk with it."
White says, "When she's outside running and playing she doesn't even use it. It's just a little hop to it."
After some consideration veterinarian Lyndsay Skyler has decided it would be best for Apple's health to amputate her front leg due to a disability. So now the shelter staff is working to raise money to cover the costs of the amputation surgery, spay, blood work and her future heartworm treatment. The staff needs to raise at least $300 but any and all money donated in Apple's name will go directly toward her future care.
Apply really loves to give kisses, so she needs a home that's going to love on her and love her kisses. Apple needs a family that will be okay with having a 3-legged dog, if it comes to that.
She's good with kids but does not get along well with cats.
White says she needs "a home with love that will give her the support and respect that she deserves."
You can find out more about Apple by calling the Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter at: 936-633-0218.
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