Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News
Hope, the dog that was tortured and abused, is the inspiration for the Hope Mobile. The goal of the mobile spaying and neutering clinic is to reduce the pet population across North Texas.
The new owners of Hope, a tortured dog who has now recovered, are attempting to help reduce the number of animals euthanized in the Metroplex with a mobile clinic named after their rescue dog.
Hope is a healthy dog, quite the opposite from last July when the pug mix was found stabbed, her mouth taped shut and a swollen tongue was hanging from her mouth.
"You look at a dog who was abused and left for dead and the sad sad story, she comes back and she has such a loving spirit," Kelsey Patterson, with The Saving Hope Foundation said.
That spirit is helping to launch the Hope Mobile. The unit is a mobile clinic that belongs and bought by the Spay Neuter Network gift.
The primary goal of the Hope Mobile is to have dogs and cats from across the Metroplex spayed and neutered so the overall population is reduced. In turn, the organization says it will help lower the number of pets that have to be euthanized each year.
Hope’s new owners, Fort Worth’s famed Moncrief family is providing the funds to spay and neuter dogs and cats in the 76105 and 76119 zip codes in Fort Worth via the The Saving Hope Foundation.
The clinic on wheels is able to hold 55 animals and is equipped with two operating tables for surgeries. It will target neighborhoods that usually don't have easy access to clinics.
"That's the most important thing, we want to provide and help people who may love their animals and want to take care of them [but] just don't have the opportunity to do so," Gloria Moncrief-Holstead with the Saving Hope Foundation said.
The Hope Mobile will debut Saturday at Fort Worth’s National Cowgirl Hall of Fame during the Day of Hope event. There will also be an adoption fair.
"There's a Hope out there for everybody. There's a wonderful dog waiting to find a home and you can save a life by adopting," said Kit Moncrief, Hope’s owner and founder of The Saving Hope Foundation said.
Hope's attacker has not been caught.
There is a $35,000 dollar reward being offered for information leading to an arrest.