Estee is an adorable, 8 year old, pint sized, housetrained, Chihuahua. It is CAPE's plan to keep Estee available for adoption, but with her medical problems, there is a chance she would become as Assisted Living dog. This means she would stay in her foster home for the remainder of her life with CAPE being financially responsible for her care. Thankfully, her health concerns are not life threatening.
We can only guess by her appearance that little Pauline was fending for herself for quite sometime. We were told that she would wander into the yard of a woman on occasion and steal some dog food, but the woman did not want Pauline so eventually called animal control to pick her up.
Once at the shelter she underwent a detailed exam. Poor Pauline was suffering from many ailments. She has a deformed jaw and barely any teeth, all that are left are severely diseased. Cataracts and mammary tumors were also found along with a severe heart murmur. The shelter vet deemed it too dangerous to anesthetize her to spay and address the rotten teeth because her heart murmur was so bad.
Thanks to Linda Lord, who opened up her heart and home, Pauline will live the rest of her life surrounded by love.
“Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace."
~Dr. Albert Schweitzer