Hassa was dodging oncoming traffic on busy Huffmeister Street in Houston, TX, when Tessa Green scooped her up and brought her to safety. Tessa noticed immediately that Hassa was loaded with milk, underweight, and injured in her right eye. She also noticed within a few days that Hassa was one of the sweetest dogs she had ever encountered.
Tessa immediately started calling Houston rescues to try to find help for Hassa. Since local rescues were full (lack of an available foster) and there were no "no kill" shelters available, Tessa's friends have helped network Hassa to a rescue group in New England where she will be fostered until her forever home is found.
She has had her initial vetting at a low cost clinic in Houston. The vet determined that Hassa was abused and neglected. Loss of sight in her right eye was caused by a blow to the head. She is underweight by close to 10 lbs, needs dental surgery, spay, and has heartworms (high positive). She also recently had a litter of puppies which Tessa searched for but were never found. The vet estimates her to be around 5 years old.
Hassa wants nothing more, in spite of her past, than to share love with people. She loves everybody she has met. She cowers sometimes when a quick motion is made to pat her, but that is the only result of her abuse/trauma. She is a little afraid of other dogs but she just keeps her distance as a result. She has been fantastic with Tessa's 7-month old son licking his hand often to show him love. She has already figured out how to walk on a leash but she has a small jumping up problem that we are still working on. Luckily her New England foster mother is a dog trainer and will help Hassa with that. She is really going to make somebody very happy once she finds her forever home and we have no doubt we will be able to find that home for her.
Donations are needed to cover Hassa's upcoming medical expenses which include heartworm treatments (high positive), a dental, a spay, and heartworm preventive. All of her medical care will take place in New England as we don't want to start treatment for heartworms and have Hassa go through the stress of traveling mid-treatment. Treatment in the Northeast is considerably higher than in the South.
If you would like to donate directly to the vet hospital or send a check to the fundraiser, please email Lisa Gurney at [email protected]
Please help us give Hassa the life she deserves. She has had a rough start but we are determined to make the rest of her days happy ones.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!