March 20, 2020
Instead of our usual Pet of the Week post, we're bringing attention to a special little puppy who's guaranteed to put a smile on your face during this time of social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Putt Putt Pup is not currently up for adoption, but you'll want to follow along with this sweet dog's journey.
Putt Putt was born in January without a front left leg and with a malformed front right leg, so Street Tails Animal Rescue and a foster family stepped in to help.
You can find out more about this cute pup's journey through Instagram. This feed might just be the pick-me-up you need right now!
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Catch up on my progress! I was born missing my front left leg and the front right leg malformed. My mom isn't in the picture so my foster mom, Jenn, took over. @streettails have taken us under their wing. My malformed leg has a fracture on the humerus so my aunt's/vet team at @mountlaurelah are working tirelessly to try and splint it but I'm a growing pupper who likes to wiggle waffle all around so the bandage keeps twisting and turning all around. We don't know yet if my only front leg will be usable it not, but either way I'll figure it out. Follow me to watch my progress!
In hopes of finding forever homes for homeless dogs and cats, PhillyVoice is working with Street Tails Animal Rescue, a local shelter, by highlighting an individual pet each week. Street Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping the homeless, unwanted, and abandoned dogs and cats in the Philadelphia area. Walk-ins are welcome during business hours Tuesday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dog meets are done with approved adopters by appointment. Adoption fees may vary but are typically: Dogs - $350 Cats - $75 Kittens - $100. All animals are spayed/neutered, brought up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped prior to adoption. To fill out an application to adopt or volunteer, make a monetary donation, or to see frequently needed donations, please visit streettails.org.