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Polly

My Poor Dog! Some not very nice pics.

I posted a while ago about a dog we had bred called Sam who was in need of a loving home - http://overthegate.myfreeforum.org/about28065.html&highlight=

After much messing about on the part of the people who had him, yesterday they returned him to us.  Long story short, he came back in an awful state - got so many health problems, he was never going to be able to put right.  His ear alone would cost 2 or 3 thousand pounds to have done!  We tried to get him aclimatised to our home but, although our 3 were quite good with him, he wasn't good with us.  Within an hour, he'd growled at me for telling 'No!' and then when my son bent down to touch him, he went for him REALLY badly.  

Obviously the dog was in pain and discomfort but how on earth can you keep let alone rehome a dog like that?  I'm so glad he came to us first before going to a home with kiddies or something!

Poor beggar has had to go on the one way trip to the vets and the swines that have let him get like this have had a right flea in their ears.  They're lucky we're not in the rudest of health here or they would be hearing far more of it.  

Here's some pictures of the state of him.

Both feet were like this - un-treated inter digital cysts and a severe allergic or auto immune reaction on his skin.



His ear was so stenotic it was almost closed.





His bottom and scrotum covered in scaly thickened skin - must have been awful for him!



RIP Sam.

barraboy

such a sad wee face, i dont understand some people,,they'd be better off looking after a glove puppet.
Digindeep

barraboy wrote:
such a sad wee face, i dont understand some people,,they'd be better off looking after a glove puppet.


They couldn't even look after a puppet.....they're the bally puppets, words fail me.....
Polly

Can't believe it can you?  My OH rang the bloke up and wiped the floor with him - he's in no uncertain mind as to what we think of him.  How do you let a dog get in to that sort of state?  
12Bore

I lack the self restraint to comment on a family forum.
Wilder

And I am willing to bet that they returned him to you rather than face the wrath of a vet...... or the bill for euthanisia.  

Pity the RSPCA weren't involved - people like this shouldn't be allowed to keep ANY pets EVER again!    

You have my deepest sympathies - it is never easy to take the decision to put an animal to sleep.

Chris
sod

12Bore wrote:
I lack the self restraint to comment on a family forum.

Us too    
Polly

Wilder wrote:
And I am willing to bet that they returned him to you rather than face the wrath of a vet...... or the bill for euthanisia.

Pity the RSPCA weren't involved - people like this shouldn't be allowed to keep ANY pets EVER again!

You have my deepest sympathies - it is never easy to take the decision to put an animal to sleep.

Chris


I think this is what the case is Chris - they've foisted a sick dog onto a family where my OH is quite seriously ill and we're managing on benefits - and we had to pay over 100 to get him seen to - because it was Sunday and out of hours.  We didn't dare take the risk of leaving him until Monday morning.  They didn't pay for the dog when we rehomed him to them and it looks like they haven't spent a penny on him in all the time they've had him, except for food.  I despair of the human race sometimes.
deyzis mum

sometimes well quite often really i hate people  

At least you did right by him and like you say he didnt end up in some pound somewhere. xx
RIP Sam. x
ArmitageCustard

I saw the pictures and I'm afraid I cant comment because I cant post what I really think of scumbags that treat a dog like that.

My heart and thoughts are with you both.
bodger

Its far too easy for people to get a dog.
roo roo

too easy to get one and no recriminations or comeback when they dont look after them. too many idiots breeding and selling dogs and just far too many dogs being bred full stop
rhino

Words fail me.....
thebabathom

we have just taken in a jack/staffy x which although only 10 mths had already been passed about through 6 homes the last one got rid because she was destructive/unsettled have since found out she was left unsupervised from 6am to 7pm. We already have an american bulldog but have just lost our female shepherd had the new dog a week and she came into season! but otherwise no problems people do not think before taking on dogs. Please think before taking on a pet xxx
sod

thebabathom wrote:
we have just taken in a jack/staffy x which although only 10 mths had already been passed about through 6 homes the last one got rid because she was destructive/unsettled have since found out she was left unsupervised from 6am to 7pm. We already have an american bulldog but have just lost our female shepherd had the new dog a week and she came into season! but otherwise no problems people do not think before taking on dogs. Please think before taking on a pet xxx


good on you and agree with you
Backyarder

This is a very sad recount.  I can't understand why somebody wouldn't take special care of a beautiful dog like that.  You can't leave health issues unchecked.  That's just terrible.

It must have been horrible to have to take him to the vet in those circumstances, but as you say, much better than putting him in an inappropriate home situation where things would not work.
fleurie

sod wrote:
thebabathom wrote:
we have just taken in a jack/staffy x which although only 10 mths had already been passed about through 6 homes the last one got rid because she was destructive/unsettled have since found out she was left unsupervised from 6am to 7pm. We already have an american bulldog but have just lost our female shepherd had the new dog a week and she came into season! but otherwise no problems people do not think before taking on dogs. Please think before taking on a pet xxx


good on you and agree with you


OH I so agree. Far too many people don't think before taking on a dog, and the OP's story is so sad. A couple of our dogs had been in several homes and/or rescue before we got them. Fortunately they both turned out fine, but we were aware of their problems when we got them. We are looking out for a young male GSD at the moment, to fill the hole left by Alex' death, but we are not rushing into it - the right dog for our home and for Tessa is what is needed.

Fxx

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