I’ve traded emails over the last day with Lisa at the Wallingford pound where we got Doppler. Though I’m happy Doppler’s with us (and her brother Bentley is with our friends Cheryl and Steve) I am getting more-and-more upset by the treatment these dogs received before they were rounded up.
The vet said it was bar none, one of the worst cases he’d ever seen.
Helaine asked I not publish the ‘before’ pics. They are disturbing.
Bentley was the worst – his poop was trapped to his skin due to his matted fur. His entire back end was ulcerated.
Doppler was such a mass of knots we could not determine her front end from her back end with ease.
As far as we can tell there’s no lasting sign of Doppler’s mistreatment. Dogs live in the moment.
There’s nothing wrong with getting a dog that’s been bred for sale. Roxie, Stef’s oversized mini dachshund, is an AKC registered pup. However, if you just want a dog to love there are plenty of them locally at shelters. Like Doppler they clean up good!
Cheryl wrote me earlier this evening.
My eyes filled up with tears of joy that we adopted these little ones, and even though the remaining dogs there need homes, I really feel they have one with those WONDERFUL , caring people that work there and love those dogs like they were their own.
She is talking about Lisa, Dean and the rest of the folks in Wallingford. I couldn’t agree more.