I went to the Baldwin Park Doggy Derby this weekend to shoot pictures. I was at the finish line snapping pictures when the crowd started cheering for the third place finisher.
And then I realized why.
Lauren, her foster mom, works at a vets office. One day a family brought in Peggy. She had mange, and her leg was practically rotting. The family had putting socks on her paws, and kept them on tight with rubber bands.
There was no choice but to amputate the leg.
Lauren says she begged the vet to let her foster Peggy instead of euthanizing her. She's been with Lauren ever since.
Peggy still needs a forever home. She is not hindered much by her predicament. Lauren says Peggy runs faster than the other pets, which is why she entered her in the Doggy Derby.
Do you think you could give Peggy a home? You can contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also see more pictures of Peggy on Lauren's Facebook page.
By the way, Lauren runs Sit N Stay Pet Cafe, one of only five pet treat trucks in the country. You should check out her website some time.
Meanwhile -- have you checked out our 1-year anniversary giveaway? We have all kinds of prizes to celebrate the big milestone. Check it out!