Hope the dog that was found with her mouth taped shut
unable to pant or drink water in the middle of the Texas summer is recovering at the Bowie Drive Animal Hospital. The prognosis is very good and the vet is forecasting a complete recovery. Hope started using her tongue again this afternoon and even tried some solid food for the first time since she was rescued. The animal hopsital believes that by Saturday Hope would almost be ready for adoption if this wasn’t a crimal matter. However she currently is under sheriff’s custody and will remain in foster care at one of the hospital staff’s homes until released by the sheriff’s office for adoption. Hope
Hope greets everyone who comes into the clinic with a gentle sniff and plenty of eye contact. She is a happy girl and not defensive of herself or her food nor is she skittish which often happens with abused animals. She is a great candidate for eventual adoption and the staff at the hospital cannot be more happy with Hope’s attitude and behavior.
The sheriff’s department and the animal clinic both say they’re overwhelmed by the support they are receiving. People have been calling into the Bowie Drive Animal Hospital in Weatherford since the story broke on Tuesday. More than $3,000 has been donated for Hope’s care and to cover her medical bills. According to the Animal Hopsital this far exceeds her bills to date and any money not spent on Hope’s care will be donated to animal services inside the county.
People have also been calling into the local sheriff’s office as well. Hundreds of calls have come in pledging donations in order to up the rewards money for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those those tortured Hope. Currently the reward is at $25,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible and rumor has it that more pledges have been recieved and the reward money will be raised even higher.
If you have any information on Hope or on the person or people who might have done this to her please call the Parker County Crime Stoppers network, 817.599.5555.