Pet of the Week; A Dixie chick

Dixie before and after recovery. Photo courtesy of Dickinson Area Animal Coalition
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Dixie has quite a survivors story of perseverance in her short life. Found at an oil drill site and taken to an impound, she sat for several days in the quiet and alone. It was at that impound that caretakers recognized that she couldn't use her back legs, and with further investigation learned that Dixie was the victim of a hit and run.

Taken into rescue by Raise the Woof, an emergency surgery resulted in the amputation of one of her legs and a plate placed in her other leg. Recovering, Dixie had to walk with the assistance of staff for quite awhile, at times all seemed bleak for her. True to her nature, however, Dixie's survival instincts were again on display as she turned the corner. Today, Dixie is ready for her very own forever home — and a human to show her love.

Dixie is as sweet as they come and very good with people, even though she can at times be quiet. Her gentle and shy nature makes for a perfect cuddle buddy on cold winter nights.

Those who would like to provide a home or know of someone who can, contact Raise the Woof at,

The Dickinson Press is happy to team up with the Dickinson Area Animal Coalition to help find our furry friends new homes that will provide them with love and caring to their needs. All pets selected as Pet of the Week are friendly and a good addition to their new homes. Caring for our four legged neighbors comes in a variety of colors and each person can do their own to help tackle a growing problem in Dickinson -- even if it is not adopting or fostering. Options include donations, volunteering and advocating. Those interested in helping the community tackle this growing problem are invited to get involved by contacting the DAAC via email, at

Josiah C. Cuellar was born in San Angelo, Texas, a small rural community in the western part of the state known for its farming, ranching and beautiful Concho River. A Texas A&M San Antonio graduate specializing in multi-media reporting, Cuellar is an award winning photographer and reporter whose work focuses on community news and sports.
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