Meet Gordo: He’s not fat, but full of love

November 10, 2018

It’s hard to care for your pet when you’re sick. But sadly, many pets are given up because their owners face declining health.

That’s where Gordo found himself. The 8-year-old Shih Tzu-mix was recently brought to the Houston Humane Society because his owner was sick.

Yes, “Gordo” means fat in Spanish, but he’s anything but. He’s a sweet boy, who is smart, friendly, enjoys going on walks, loves toys, and he knows some basic commands. He even knows “night-night” means it’s time to go in his crate.

Along with Gordo, there’s Toti Hanna, an adorable cat who was hit by a car and ultimately, the shelter’s vet team had to amputate her injured leg. Two weeks later, she’s friskier than ever and needs a home where she can rule the house indoors.

The Houston Humane Society, 14700 Almeda Road, Houston, is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thursday; and 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Adoptions fees are $125 for small dogs, $95 for big dogs, $50 for cats, and $200 for horses. Fees include spay/neuter, vaccines and microchip. For information, call (713) 433-6421.

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