Here’s What Animal Care Services Are Doing For Corpus Christi
According to the city’s website, animal services are working to promote responsible pet ownership, prevent the spread of animal-borne illnesses, and protect the public by seizing stray animals that are harmful to the public.
Monica Lopez / Caller-Times
The donation of an animal lover after his death will now help sick animals in Corpus Christi for years to come.
Peewee’s Pet Adoption World & Sanctuary received a full donation of $ 100,000 to cover the costs of the new animal hospital, which opened on Tuesday.
The donation came from the estate of Harvey Gene Grossman, a prominent Corpus Christi lawyer, who wanted to help Peewee’s.
Ernie Cochran, director of the shelter for Peewee’s, said that after Grossman’s death in July 2017, his estate asked Peewee’s what they could do to help.
“They wanted to know what we needed and we needed an animal hospital,” Cochran said. “So they wrote us a check for an animal hospital.”
In May 2018, Peewee received full payment for the building of $ 100,000, which was named in Grossman’s honor.
Harvey Grossman Animal Hospital will accommodate up to 34 animals. It will not be for the public but will instead focus on helping sick animals within Peewee’s.
Cochran said they will help other shelters in the area by taking in sick animals for treatment and then adoption.
“We will get calls for sick animals that would be euthanized if we didn’t help,” Cochran said. “Now with the hospital we can help so many other animals have another chance. “
Grossman was a Harvard graduate and animal lover who took pride in helping the community where his family has lived since the early 1900s.
He played a big role in transmitting the municipal bond that helped build Auditorium Selena in the 1970s.
Melvyn Klein, a relative and friend of Grossman, said Peewee had always had a weak spot in Grossman’s heart.
“He was a big animal lover and he really saw what Peewee and Ernie (Cochran) brought to the community,” Klein said. “He always tried to support them.
The Grossman family also donated for repairs to other buildings in Peewees.
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