On April 12th, a call to was sent to the Alabama city of Butler asking for a police officer to help end the suffering of a dog at the ambulance base. Luckily, the Chief of Police also sent a call to the Community Liason for the town, Erika Putman, to make the call if the dog would be able to make it to the vet's office.
When Erika arrived to the scene, the dog was not immediately visible. Once Peeps heard people talking the wounded dog came walking out of the woods. Her eyes were bulging out of her head with blood oozing out of the sides, yet her tail was wagging and she was so excited to have some attention. Her loving personality shining brightly through her apparent injury. The group immediately took Peeps to Dr. Ashley Bentley of Clarke County Animal Clinic in Quitman, MS where she presented the options to euthanize Peeps or remove both eyes.
Alabama allows municipal facilities to authorize emergency treatments on animals despite the seven day stray hold if recommended by the veterinarian. The Butler Town Pound Facebook Page set up a YouCaring account and explained to followers that if Peeps did not have good quality of life without vision, euthanasia would be the only alternative option. Peeps' personality and adaptability saved her life! The surgery went forth and Peeps ended up at Erika's house for recovery.
The name 'Peeps' came to be because each month the Facebook page creates themed names and April was Easter Candy, hence the name Peeps! Peeps has now fully recovered from surgery, has mastered stairs, has no issues navigating the house, and runs the show with her foster siblings. She doesn't need her eyes to give kisses, and be an amazing pet! Peeps is available for adoption or to be transferred to a verified rescue.
Interested parties are encourage to call 205.604.8243 or e-mail Erika.Putman@tds.net.