Big Tex Survives I-95 Tragedy

Big Tex was found on I-95 after he was apparently hit by a car. A good Samaritan rescued him and transported him to our after-hours partner animal hospital, Veterinary Specialty Care. VSC provided immediate emergency care including treatment for shock, stabilization and pain management. This big dog was in pretty bad shape.

It was later determined that Big Tex, as he became to be known, would need specialize surgery to repair his badly broken femur and two broken hips. The x-rays are shocking.

So much of Charleston Animal Society’s work occurs outside the shelter walls and in the community. In the case of Big Tex, VSC donated some costs and reduced other fees for services to help homeless animals served by our shelter. In most other communities, injured dogs like Big Tex would have simply been euthanized. The expert veterinarians, specialists, and caring staff at VSC are all part of our lifesaving network that has helped to create Charleston as a model No Kill Community.

After weeks of recovery in a foster home with another German Shepherd buddy, Big Tex is finally ready for adoption into a new home. Indeed it takes a village and for Big Tex, it took a Good Samartitain, private practice veterinarians, foster homme volunteers, and you, our Animal Guardians all rallied to support this dog. Thank you for being a part of Big Tex’s lifesaving team.