COLLEGE STATION For one woman in College Station, calling her a "dog lover" is an understatement.
"This is Lumen. On July 24th, she was hit by a car in Houston," said Denise Camp.
Lumen's family wanted to put her down, because they couldn't afford the $8,000 surgery she needed to recover.
That's where Camp comes in.
"They know I'm a sucker for the underdogs and I will always take them," said Camp.
Camp is a medical foster with Texas Husky Rescue, so she takes care of the sick and injured dogs they send her way.
"I've had as few as four at a time and as many as 14," said Camp.
Camp says she boards the dogs at her vet's clinic, so they have constant medical attention. For the most part, she pays for everything out of her own pocket.
"It means the world, because you can give that animal the best of everything. And give them another chance at life," said Lisa Davila, hospital manager at the Aggieland Animal Health Center in College Station.
Right now, Camp is fostering seven dogs at the Aggieland Animal Health Center - but that's not all.
Camp has paid the medical costs for 59 dogs and puppies in the 2 1/2 years she's been with the organization.
"It's not these dogs' fault that they're homeless, or that they've got mange, or that they've gotten sick, or that they've been hit by a car. I have to do for them what I would do for my own," said Camp.
Camp says she's blessed to be able to take some of the burden off the rescue organization. However, if the Huskies could talk, they'd say they're the ones blessed to have her.
Lumen is expected to go onto to live a long and happy life. Camp says she already has a family ready to adopt her once she has recovered.
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