Ruby’s Story


When five-month-old Terrier mix Ruby was brought to the San Antonio Humane Society as a stray in February, she was in pretty rough condition. Sarcoptic mange, ringworm, and tapeworms were among the few things this tiny girl needed medical care for. Because of her young age and medical needs, Ruby quickly became known as “everyone’s favorite baby girl” at the shelter.

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She was quickly placed in foster care where she got around-the-clock attention to become strong enough to come back to the shelter. But as she continued to grow, we found out that the bones in both of her front legs were too short, causing them to bow out. So Ruby received a specialized surgery where a cut was made in her bone, and fat from her armpit was placed in between the cut. This fat is full of stem cells that will actually turn into bone as she heals, elongating her arms to fix the bowing – we were amazed to see the results!

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Nothing held Ruby back! She was still a happy, playful puppy through it all. She has been working on her rehabilitation and getting laser therapy, and after being in our care for almost four months, she will finally be ready to find her FURever home tomorrow, May 28. Ruby’s foster families say that she is the absolute sweetest girl who is full of energy and will be the light in your life. So if you’re looking for an adorable pup to join your family, meet Ruby tomorrow and bring her home!

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The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization that has served Bexar County and its surrounding areas since 1952. The SAHS shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates thousands of dogs and cats every year.

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