On Monday December 24, 2012 a little Chihuahua named Tico was surrendered to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter after being attacked by a larger dog. Tico’s left eye was so severely injured that it was unable to be saved. Upon a phone call to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s Veterinarian, Dr. Gathings came in on her day off to see if she could help this injured dog. Tico’s family could not afford the vet care to have his injuries fixed on their own, so after making the tough decision to head to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter to surrender him, the staff decided they had to help Tico. Dr. Gathings immediately prepared to perform an operation to remove Tico’s injured eye, knowing there was no other solution to his injury. While she had him under for the removal of his eye she also decided, to make it easier on him and to only have one surgery done, to neuter Tico as well. Tico’s procedure was successful and is already on the road to recovery, 5 days after the procedure he is up, running around and making friends with the staff at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter. Tico is not yet available for adoption but when he is available he needs a special home, because of tough time Tico is currently battling he gets scared easily and would be best suited in a quiet, loving home. If you are interested in adopting Tico please contact the Cheyenne Animal Shelter at (307)632-6655 and speak with one of our adoption specialists. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter does not treat the public, if your animal has a need for medical attention and you cannot afford to bring your pet to the vet, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter will do their best to treat the animal after it has been surrendered to us at no cost to you.