Meet Pepe. He is a 10 week old mixed breed rescue puppy. His story started 4 weeks ago when he was picked up as a stray from a very bad neighborhood. He was then transported 4 hours to Noah's Hope Animal Rescue in Sioux City IA and placed in a foster home.
Right away it was noticed that PePe had no... pep. He seemed quiet and very lazy. All clinical signs showed that he was healthy and he was labled as a mild mannered puppy. As the weeks passed, other health concerns came up. Another trip to the vet and this time we did not get good news. Pepe has a liver shunt.
There are two kinds of liver shunts.... an Intra-hepatic shunt and an Extra-hepatic shunt. In order to determine what kind of shunt Pepe has (and what treatment will be available), he has been refered to a specialty vet clinic for an MRI, an expense that the rescue was not expecting. And following the MRI (which needs to be done ASAP), we are expecting surgery which will also be needed to be done by a specialist.
His foster mom says he is the sweetest puppy, always willing to give kisses to anyone who will hold him. He has a comical side, enough that his foster family calls him a Puppy Monkey. He has had a rough start in life, and we would love to make sure he gets a shot at the wonderful life that every puppy deserves.
Below is a link to Noah's Hope Animal Rescue, both on Facebook and the web:
Noah's Hope on Facebook
Noah's Hope Website
Noah's Hope Mission Statement:
We educate against animal abuse, help rescue these abused and unwanted animals from being euthanized, provide proper veterinary care plus spay and neuter, give them temporary homes and work with other rescues to get these great animals forever homes.
Noah's Hope is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit foster based rescue located in Sioux City IA.
- Tracy Thorson
- Wendi Ruhland
- Maria Dean
Organizer and beneficiary
Sioux City, IA
Noah's Hope Animal Rescue