Saving Clayton: How social media is changing pet rescue - Dr. Marty Becker

Saving Clayton: How social media is changing pet rescue

Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

ClaytonHave you ever shared the story of a pet in need on social media? You’re part of a movement. From my co-writer Kim Campbell Thornton in this week’s Pet Connection:

In January, a sporting dog rescue group asked Lori-Lynn Clayton of San Angelo, Texas, to go look at a dog in her local shelter thought to be an English springer spaniel or Brittany. He was a springer, emaciated and near death.

She struggled to get him released, battling shelter workers and then veterinarians who said it would be better to euthanize him. She got on the phone to Beth Maryan, the north Texas representative for English Springer Rescue America, who agreed to help, and arranged a flight for him with Pilots N Paws volunteer Tyler Chapman to Carrollton, Texas, where he could get the specialized veterinary care he needed. Kim Mrozek stepped up to foster the dog, soon named “Clayton,” once he was well enough to leave the hospital.

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