Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Walking through the Fire

Some of you know that I have been wanting to address the situation in my local city's Animal Control Facility. I prefer to call  it  "The Hell Hole" or "The Dungeon". I'm sure after seeing these "before " pics you will understand why. To think of walking in there was like preparing to walk through fire.....seriously, I am that scared of what I might see. To witness suffering firsthand and not be able to do something about it is too scary for me. Thank god for the wonderful rescues who heard my pleas for these 2.

I mustered up the strength to go down to the dungeon b/c I had to help a pregnant mama pittie who had been taken from an abandoned house that I was notified about. The animal control officer agreed to give her to me so that I could find a rescue for her. While I was there picking her up (he brought her outside to me) I asked him what was inside. I asked my friend to please go in and take pics of the animals in there so that I could find a rescue for them.
I would be lying if I said I was anything other than horrified by what I saw.
It took every ounce of courage I have in my body but I walked in there, YES I DID! And...I walked out w/ these 2 dogs. Well, I walked out w/ the little one, and contacted rescue for the other one and they came and got her. You can see she had a terrible wound on her tail (pictured above) , and needed medical attention stat!
If you think you cannot make a difference...think again. You can.

 Here is Harper in the dungeon. You can see she has a terrible wound on her tail. She was TERRIFIED of the ACO. Of course I am wondering how she got that injury.

 Here is Harper after getting out. It took quite sometime to gain trust and get her into the car. She is a sweet dog, but very terrified of men. Clearly she was abused,
She had to have her tail amputated yesterday.

 This is LambChop
This is the pitiful sight I saw when I walked into the dungeon.

This dog was paralyzed w/ fear and would not move. She wanted to bite the other lady b/c she was so scared. I had to sit there and talk sweet to her to try to gain her trust. Eventually I was able to reach out and touch her so she would know I wasn't gonna hurt her.  I got the leash around her neck, and tugged slightly, but she still wouldn;t move. After about 10 minutes she took her first step, and out of the dungeon we went. She squatted down and urinated on the grass for what seemed like forever.
She looked like she came from a puppy mill. I wrapped her in a blanket and off we went.

 Here is Lamb Chop after her second of several grooming sessions. She had layers of matting and some of the fur seemed to be felted to her skin.
The Vet thinks she is about 12 yrs old, and she has a tumor on her belly.

 She is now warm and comfy and feeling loved in her foster home. Can you believe the difference?

If you would like to help the rescue that saved these 2 dogs and has made such a difference please consider donating to them so that they can continue to help dogs in need such as Lamb Chop and Harper.


Carol Roll said...

I am in complete shock that this is an animal facility! Thank God you are so brave. Those lil ones are so beautiful and what a relief for the older girl especially that she will be loved in her golden years. i'm just floored by those pictures.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello....like I told you before....you are an angel....I love you for going in that horrible place and helping those beautiful dogs.....I cannot believe what these dogs have to be put through and that there are even people who would put an animal in there....so so sad buy thank you for walking through the fire to save those two sweet dogs....Bless Your Heart...Francine.

Tasha Primitives said...

Bless you. There is a special place in heaven for an angel like you!

Tasha Primitives said...

Bless you. There is a special place in heaven for an angel like you!