Local vet saves dog beaten with baseball bat | Crime
Contributed by Dr. Cherie Nazzal, The Lady Vet:
A four-month-old female Border Collie puppy was brought in to the clinic Thursday by good Samaritans to have her put to sleep. Someone had taken a baseball bat to her leg and mutilated and mangled it.
The good neighbors were unable to keep her, even if we could fix her up, and would be unable to pay for the services. I could NOT put her to sleep. During the examination, she kept looking at me with those big brown eyes and kept licking my hand.
I wanted to get her fixed up as soon as possible, because the leg was just dangling and would do more damage to the nerves and ligaments the longer we waited. So, I repaired her leg and during surgery, spayed her. Then we gave her all her vaccinations, deworming, heartworm preventative for 6 months. She is a very sweet and loving puppy.
How could someone do something so horrible? Animal abuse is not acceptable.
Anyway, thanks to the generosity of the good folks in East Texas, we have funds left over from Destiny (another dog who was saved after abuse) and will be able to use them on this new puppy we are calling Treasure.
Thanks to everyone for their donations and prayers. Treasure will need a forever home as soon as she is ready.
Contact us at Animal Med&Surg- Dr. Cherie Nazzal
1363 SH 154 W
(at city limit sign)
Gilmer , TX 75644
fax 903-843-5524 days
About Dr. Nazzal: Dr. Cherie Nazzal is a 49+ year old veterinarian, who graduated from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.
Undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (honors), Texas A&M; Bachelor of (Biochemical) Science, College of William and Mary (Summa Cum Laude), with minors in Fine Art and Math (3.96 GPA); Associate of (Biological) Science (4.0 GPA); Associate of Art (4.0 GPA).
Dr. Nazzal married Lee Hobbs in 1985. Three children followed: Cathryn Elizabeth (1986-1986), Athena Lee Val(1987), and Diana Atalanta (1990).
Community services include: teaching volunteer (science, scientific experiments, algebra), Rotary club, bulletin editor, First United Methodist Church (chancel choir, handbells, puppet's for Christ team, worship committee), Chamber of Commerce, Yamboree Volunteer, Cherokee Rose Pet Show, Upshur County Community Players (actor and stage).