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Puppies abandoned in freezing temperatures

By Cameron Wallace

The Cuero Record

Pet Adoptions of Cuero rang in the new year on Sunday, Jan 2, by responding to several urgent phone calls from residents in the West End neighborhood.

The calls were to alert the staff at the center to seven puppies that were left abandoned in a ditch on Evers and Clinton.

According to Linda Anzaldua of Pet Adoptions of Cuero, “The freezing cold temps, and the sad news as to where they were left was a call to action for us.”

Anzaldua continues, “Pet Adoptions of Cuero did not need seven new pups. The financial burden of this litter will be at least $100 per pet with vet check, deworming, series of three sets of shots, flea control, spay and neuter, as well as food and staff help to keep this litter healthy and adoptable. That will be at least a two to three-month process.”

“Please folks, make your New Year’s resolution to spay/neuter your pets... or, as a good deed, offer a ‘down on their luck’ neighbor or friend to have the procedure done for them. All of DeWitt County wants “animal control” and the only way to make this happen is to control the pet population, starting at your house or on your street.”

This past Christmas, Pet Adoptions of Cuero, offered “adoption gift certificates” for sale. The gift certificates cover the cost of adopting a pet at PAOC, allowing the recipient to visit and get the pet of their choice at any time. The gift certificates concept was so successful that Anzaldua has decided to make them available all the time–perfect for giving any time of the year.

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