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Dog injured in Geneva, released from vet to new home

Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:43 a.m. CDT
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Sid with his new owner, Matt Klimek-Sulak, 26, a technician at the St. Charles Veterinary Clinic where the injured dog was taken after being hit by a car in Geneva. The 42-pound male boxer mix had initially be named Holden, but he got a new name along with a new home. Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets took responsibility for the dog's emergency care.

The dog injured by a car on Geneva’s east side last month now has a new name, a new owner and a new leash on life.

Sid, formerly dubbed Holden by Emergency Vet Services of St. Charles, was adopted recently by Matt Klimek-Sulak, 26, a technician at the St. Charles Veterinary Clinic where the dog was being treated.

“He never leaves my side,” Klimek-Sulak said. “If I’m home, he’s always next to me. When we walk, he always has to look back and make sure I’m still there.”

Sid, a 42-pound boxer-mix, had been injured late June 23 near the CVS Pharmacy on Geneva’s east side. 

Police took the dog to the emergency vet and sought the animal’s owner. 

Practice manager Marty Strauss said the dog had no microchip, and no one ever came forward to claim him.

Sid needs help with pain and surgery on his teeth, which had been broken after being hit.

Klimek-Sulak said Sid needed two teeth pulled and now eats anything and everything. 

Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets of St. Charles, an all-volunteer organization that fosters dogs and cats for adoption, used its emergency fund to pay for Sid’s medical treatment and surgery.

Donations to the emergency fund can be made via PayPal at HELP’s website, www.helpinganimals.org; or by sending a check to HELP, P.O. Box 972, St. Charles, IL 60174.

Strauss said Klimek-Sulak and Sid seemed to have an instant connection as soon as the injured dog came into their care.

“Who adopted who?” Strauss said. “Now Sid is in his forever home.”

Klimek-Sulak said he had been wanting a dog for a while, but was not serious about finding a pet – that is, until he met Sid.

“I saw the look on his face and heard his back story and I had to give him a good home,” Klimek-Sulak said. “He is the best dog I could have asked for.”

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