Lenord Pensis Veterinarian
Werrton Daily Times, ' 1965 Man's Humanity To Animals Reflects Interesting Traits Veterinarians Among Dedicated ^Tm^taffwrMe? ' Vels have from ^^rt been *$ V V.^^aHS Â·/Â·** ;vfiii Blight lights revealed while v garbed attendants who flashed ce P !Lon - shinuig silver instruments. As say Die anesthetist moved to administer' administer' the fain-killing dnig, die patient protested with a muled "art" and was soon fast asleep under Ihe persuasion of the anesthetic. You guessed II! The patient, c course, was a dog. The scene, only an imaginary one, could have taken place in any of Ihe offices of Ihe 24,551 veterinarians veterinarians to be found today in (Jie United Slates and Canada. Dr. Leonard C. Pensis, \vlio operates Hie city's only animal hospital, brings Ihe imporlanl work of Ihe veterinarians to a local level. Dr. Pensis has been a practitioner for eight years, coming here frotn Sharon, Sharon, Pennsylvania, in December December of 'M. His wife and aM's- tant is the former Gatha Dilly and they are the parents of two sons and two daughters. my impromptu interview (hat he loves animals. His vii or injured, Dr. Pensis is a friend indeed. Pel-partial par-, ents also enjoy the opportuni-jmust remain under tes con- 65! Although Although he didn't mucn . I gathered from . , "Man's humanity to animals is very revealing... lots of people people won't even stop lo lake an injured dog off the street." He cited one reason for Ihe apparent apparent lack of concern about th injured creatures, ape ape "One can have an animal put to sleep much more easily than he can have him treated." His patients are mostly dogs, cats and parakeets, although he was once called upon to treat a circus giraffe, hippo aoi rhinoceros. What a chore! His surgical equipment allows him to do most of his own operating, operating, including treatment of cancer, tumors and broken bones. His services lo wounded pels are many. For example, he imports special food for dogs suffering from nephritis-- ew is, ties inherent in pot ownership. Asked if he had over received any strange requests in his 1 business, the d o c t o r said blankets ar/d one unfortunate "When someone calls, it's not ' because he is "wacky" rather because he cares." CAN'T BEAR TO LOOK -- Little Poco, three- year old Chihuahua belonging to Mrs. John Russell Russell of 21 Femwood avenue, looked the other way w h e n Dr. Pensis brought forth the hypodermic needle. WHAT'CHA GONNA DO, DOC? -- George's George, owned by George Stoica, Sr. of 3725 Terrace Terrace way, looks a little apprehensive as he studies Dr. Pensis' movements. To a child whose pet is sick kind Â°* a canine adopted Met- recal! His basement kennels, used for those patients which stant observation, contained in part: one very tiny and thin monkey wrapped in baby dog suffering from brain con- but cussion. The doctor said of |him, "There's a chance. . , " There was also a poor litlle beagle that looked soulfully through the criss - crosses of the wire. This pup had evidently evidently been afflioled as a result of poison l e f t lying carelessly around the home of the owner. Dr. Pensis has found over the years that the ones who core enough to bring an animal animal in for observation love it just as they would a member of the family. Many a tear has been shed over the illness or demise of a beloved pet. Coupled with the doctor's excellent excellent care of animals is an intense devotion and pride in them. His ideals are perhaps embodied in the section of the Veterinarian's Oath which promises, "The health of my patients, Ihe best interest of their owners and the welfare of my fellow man will be my pri- mary considerations. 1 will at all times, be humane arid temper temper pain with anesthesia where indicated,.." I can only conclude, on the basis of his experienced care of animals and his humane understanding understanding and love of them, Utat Weirton is lucky to ha\e a veterinarian such as Dr. Leonard C. Pensis of the Hilltop Hilltop Animal Hospital. COLD NOSE - WARM HEART GO AHHHH, KITTy.