St. Francis Rescue Nacogdoches is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit, no-kill animal rescue organization. We are committed to providing the animals in our care with any and all necessary veterinary treatment, training, and socialization.
From our Facebook Page
4 weeks ago
How could anyone resist those eyes?
This sweet girl is ready to have a family of her own to love. Check out her listing on Adopt-A-Pet (www.adoptapet.com/pet/31848800-nacogdoches-texas-american-pit-bull-terrier-mix) or on Petfinder; or send us a message and we'll send you an adoption application right away! ...
1 month ago
UPDATE: We want to thank everyone who has contributed! Some people have chosen to donate through our web page rather than on Facebook, and those funds don’t show in the total here. All together Angel’s supporters have given just over a thousand dollars for her surgery, and we are deeply grateful. Please continue to share, and please remember that no donation amount is too small. We will post new photos of her recovery in the next day or so.
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Down again, but struggling hard to get back on her feet. Can you lend a hand?
When Angel went in for major surgery last year (a TPLO to repair her left knee), the surgeon told us that dogs who tear one cruciate ligament frequently tear the ligament in the other leg. At the time, her right knee was stable, and we hoped she would be lucky. After all, she was due for some luck. She was bought as a puppy by people who cared only about her money-making potential as a breeder. They mutilated her ears with a home crop job and let a case of hookworms go untreated for so long that she suffered an anal prolapse. Animal Control seized her on a cruelty charge, but she could not be treated until the court made a decision. When the court awarded Angel to St. Francis Rescue, she was rushed into surgery as soon as the gavel fell. It took over a year for her to recover from the effects of neglect (including heartworms). She was offered for adoption, but the adoptions fell through. Last year she was diagnosed with a torn cruciate ligament in her left leg. She came through the surgery like a champ, and was up for adoption again. We were sure things were looking up for her when she began limping on her right hind leg. She has now had her second TPLO, and is looking at eight weeks of rehabilitation before she can be reevaluated.
Through it all, this sweet girl has never given up. She has endured terrible pain and is now learning to walk again for the second time. The last two photos show her holding still for her ice pack; snuggling with her pink elephant helps. Her surgeon tells us that this second surgery has gone well, and that her progress is remarkable. Her chances for a full recovery are excellent.
Surgical costs for Angel this time were just over $4,000.00. We are a small rescue, and Angel’s two surgeries have hit our budget hard; but we are committed to seeing her have an active, pain-free life at last. Please consider a donation, no matter how small. You may donate through Facebook by using the donation button on the St. Francis page, or through our website: stfrancisrescuenac.com/donate/ ...