Help our Little Stevie!


On New Years Eve, we received a call from a motorist who had just picked up a Shih Tzu from the road that had been hit by a car. The motorist had stopped when the little dog ran in front of his car but unfortunately an oncoming driver did not- but ran over the little dog and sped ahead. Our good Samaritan drove around the block to rescue the little dog from oncoming traffic and was surprised to find him alive. He googled Shih Tzu Rescue, called us, and asked if we’d help. We asked him to take the poor little dog to the hospital, where he arrived in 24 minutes, unable to move around.

The vet told us that our dog appeared to be a young male but so severely matted they’d have to cut some hair away before they could determine the extent of his injuries. The Fourth of July & New Year’s Eve are probably the most frightening holidays of the year for dogs, many of whom are absolutely terrified of the noise of fireworks. Poor Little Stevie, the obvious victim of horrific neglect, was likely trying to get to a safe place without fireworks. It is a MIRACLE that an individual, with plans of his own on the holiday, intervened so that he didn’t die scared and alone on the side of the road.

Little Stevie will receive the best medical care possible, and we pray that he will recover and be able to finally have a decent life. YOUR FINANCIAL HELP WILL ALLOW US TO DO THIS! Little Stevie's bills are in the thousands of dollars.

We are enormously grateful for the help of those who donate generously and regularly but this plea is for those who do not donate. If you donated for the holidays, we are not asking for more funds from you. Rather, if you've not donated before, we need your help TODAY! If you like what we do then PLEASE HELP US . Click "donate" on our website,

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Shih Tzu Rescue, we are a rescue and sanctuary located in South Florida who has been dedicated to finding quality, lifetime homes for companion animals for over 20 years.


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Stephanie Hochberger 
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Shih Tzu Rescue Davie 
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