When 2 year old, 8 lb. Wesley sets his tail to spinning and drops into his downward dog pose, AKA play bow, you know he’s in a jolly mood and ready to have some fun. He heads for his toys, trusting you took the hint and will join him in some play time. It wasn’t always like this. The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter learned of a dog who had a wound that was not being treated. Shelter staff made sure Wesley’s person took him to a vet and had him neutered and the wound dealt with. Shortly after, he was picked up as a stray, then returned to his person. Not long after, he was again picked up as a stray. This time his person surrendered him to the shelter. He was filthy, his eyes were encrusted and his fur heavily matted. It was determined that he has chronic Dry Eye which is alleviated by daily eye drops. CAPE stepped in to rescue this adorable little Affenpinscher mix when one of CAPE’s volunteers asked to foster Wesley. His wonderful foster mom has turned his life around! He easily accepts his daily eye drops and loves his foster people and dog family. Because of her patience, love and commitment to helping Wesley find his inner happy place, the neglected little boy with the tail tucked between his legs is now very pleased to show off his spinning tail. To fill out an application visit this link. Or you can call the CAPE office at 831-336-4695.
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