The tough little infant was clearly struggling, but he was determined not to give up. Despite initial appearances, there are countless kind-hearted individuals in this world who go above and beyond to assist others. Kathryn Mongrain, a licensed veterinary technician hailing from Houston, Texas, is among them. Though she has spent many years tending to emergency cases, she shifted her focus to helping medically vulnerable babies in 2015.
The creator of “The Bottle Brigade” is a compassionate individual who has created a sanctuary for special needs and medical pets that may not survive without intervention. The organization is appropriately named as it bottles up hope and gives precious fur babies a new lease on life. One of the animals that has been saved by this group is Hammy, who is known for his sassiness.
The Bottle Brigade, a care facility for small-breed dogs in The Woodlands, Texas, was entrusted with the care of Hammy by Tiny Paws Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming small-breed dogs. Hammy, who had a cleft palate, required special attention and care. However, for the first few days, he had difficulty breathing, and his condition was a cause for concern. Despite this, Hammy showed remarkable resilience and refused to give up.
When Kathryn had to put Hammy in the incubator, he wasn’t too keen on staying in there. As he started feeling better, she would take him out gradually to make him comfortable. However, every time she put him back, Hammy would protest and use his newly found voice to shout his displeasure. According to Kathryn, Hammy was determined to assert himself despite his tiny size and sickness. He seemed to have no trouble using his lungs to scream and let everyone know that he was not happy being confined in the incubator. Despite his initial health problems, Hammy exuded a strong will and personality that made it clear when he didn’t want to do something or wanted attention.
Despite his small size, Hammy had a powerful voice and a fierce determination to be heard. Kathryn described how he would sass anyone who talked to him, making his presence known. After recovering, Hammy enjoyed running around the house and even made friends with Etta, a 100-pound Great Dane whom he would sass despite her size.
Hammy accompanied Kathryn to work at the hospital every day and made friends wherever he went. It was as if he knew he had been given a second chance at life and was determined to make the most of it. After undergoing two cleft surgeries, Hammy is now a healthy and energetic puppy.
Genny, the woman who originally brought Hammy to Kathryn, posted an update on Facebook, announcing that Hammy can now eat and drink from a bowl like any other dog. Although he still requires seizure medication and has a smoker’s cough from his previous pneumonias, Hammy is a joyful miracle who has won the hearts of everyone who meets him.
Thanks to Kathryn and Genny’s unwavering belief in Hammy and their dedication to his well-being, this feisty little puppy has become a healthy and happy dog, just like his peers.