San Antonio Scorpions welcome adopted deformed puppy

Stinger will represent team, Morgan's Wonderland


The newest member of the San Antonio Scorpions was measured for her own jersey Thursday. The littlest Scorpion, named Stinger, isn't an athlete. She's a puppy with partially-formed legs.

She's come a long way from very humble beginnings of a West Side dumpster. Stinger met her new family Gene and Cheryl Hartman at Morgan's Wonderland.

The moment the couple saw her on television, they said it was love at first sight.

"She doesn't recognize that she has special needs, Stinger just moves on with life regardless of the challenges she may have," said Gene Hartman.

Stinger's also going to represent Morgan's Wonderland. "Morgan's Wonderland is about bringing those with special needs and those who don't have special needs together and play," said Gordon Hartman, Founder of Morgan's Wonderland.

Hartman said Stinger will be a wonderful fit for the organization and she'll be an example of strength and heart to the many people who enjoy the park.

"To help the campaign of bringing more attention to the incredible ability and desire of those with special needs to be involved and be included," said Hartman.

Stinger will make her first appearance at Toyota Field and Morgan's wonderland in the coming weeks, but her next visit will be to her vet Friday morning to make sure she has a clean bill of health.

The Hartmans said Stinger has yet to meet the team. They're looking forward to the day she'll run out on the field with them. Until then, she's going to take it easy and settle into the family who just completely adores her.

If you are interested in adopting one of her two siblings who have yet to find forever homes, please call Debi Silva with A Vision of Hope Canine at 210-528-0933 or email her at avisionofhopecanine@gmail.com.

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