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Today’s save.

Farmer was going “to put a bullet thru his head” today. A Good Samaritan saved him and took him to the vet where a rescue was contacted. Mattie (short for Matthew) is only 12 months old. He has Demodex mange and pustules on his face. Mattie is having medicated baths and is on a course of antibiotics. If a foster cannot be found, he will have to stay in boarding. An experienced foster is needed who can keep up with his medicated baths and any medications he will be sent home with after he is released from the hospital.

How can anyone want “to put a bullet thru” the head of any animal let alone a 12-month-old puppy who has been in pain for quite some time? Laziness? Hate? We don’t know, but we are grateful that someone cared enough to step in and save Mattie’s life. The Samaritan paid for initial medical treatment but is not able to take him home or continue his care. The rescue was contacted and they immediately took responsibility for Mattie’s care and comfort.

Mattie has paws that are a little on the larger size so the vet thinks he is a larger breed dog, but until his skin clears up it is hard to tell exactly what breed or color he is. No matter what breed he may be, we see a beautiful soul underneath the mange, scars, and scabs. The volunteer who met him says he has a very sweet disposition and seems relieved to finally start on the path to feeling better. I’m sure his first medicated bath felt like heaven with no more itching and scratching. If you can offer a place to heal for Mattie please submit the application today. He is in Robertsdale, AL.

Mattie’s foster app

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Hoarding Situation in Monroe County, AL

An animal hoarding case in Monroe County, Alabama has brought in 21 small dogs, mostly Chihuahua mixes. The shelter is not releasing them for adoptions since they all are in need of medical care. The shelter has reached out to rescues and fosters are needing in order for the rescues to help them. Donations for medical care can also be made to the rescues once foster homes have been arranged and the dogs are out of the shelter.

Hoarding situations are heartbreaking for everyone involved, but mostly for the animals who suffer from abuse and neglect. Unsafe and unsanitary conditions can wear down even the strongest of animals over time. Many people who find themselves overloaded with too many animals may have started out with good intentions, but were unable to keep up with the care. I know of several situations where people drop off found and unwanted pets to a friend or neighbor they know who have helped in the past. More and more pets end up being dropped off and before you know it spirals out of control.

Some hoarding cases come about when backyard breeders take in as many unaltered dogs as they can and try and turn a profit out of sheer volume of puppies delivered and sold. The conditions are horrendous that the dogs must endure and sadly, many die from disease and neglect only to be replaced by the next dog added to the mix.

The pictures below are just a few I received from one of our partnered rescues who is trying to help these dogs. There are 21 dogs in total that were brought into the shelter and need our help. If you can foster, please submit the rescue’s application at jotform.us/gcurgents/application. If you can’t foster, please share this story so others can read it and maybe they can help. As a community, we can make a difference.