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New rehab facility for injured, sick, pregnant dogs to open

Posted at 4:55 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 19:52:26-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — There's a new rehabilitation home for seniors, pregnant mothers, and those with special needs.

But, it's for dogs.

"Animals are just like people," said Peewee's Adoption World and Sanctuary Director Ernie Cochran. "And they actually need the same sort of medical treatment and emotional treatment that people need."

Peewee's Adoption World and Sanctuary sits on more than 100 acres of land, including a new facility that opens next week.

Cochran said before this facility for Harley's Special Place was donated, they were using a double-wide mobile home that was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.

"Water went in and the trailer was 25 years old," she said. "It was not worth investing the repairs into it."

That's when six donors stepped in to make the $160,000 new facility possible.

It's set at a comfortable 73 degrees and houses five separate rooms for large and small dogs, with doggy doors attached to a fenced area.

Cochran said the dogs will be separated by need.

"If dogs are with alike animals in the same circumstances they do better," she said.

The dogs receiving treatment typically will be recovering from surgery, anxiety, battling an illness or new dog moms with puppies.

There is even a radio playing soft music for the pups while they recover.

"There's been studies that say easy listening and classical music does a lot for the mental state of a dog," Cochran said. "And this is a building where calmness is important for the improvement for their health status."