We were faced with a hoarding situation that required us to take in 29 dogs all at once. 21 adults & 8 puppies. Several were underweight & several had wounds that would take some time to heal. Here is an example.
Hobbs is most likely Happy he ran away one cold rainy day, in March. His ears were severely infected with a yeast infection. They were oozing blood and puss. On his side was a large growth that he had a habit of licking that was also severely infected. If that wasn't bad enough he also had a big hole in his gum above one of his upper canines. It was showing the root of the tooth. After the pulling the tooth there was a very big hole from a long term abscess. The tooth had chipped at some point and had abscessed months previously.
Hobbs now is healed and looks so good and so very happy being pain free. The grooming was necessary to show his true beauty and to prepare for his surgery.
Please people, pay attention to the medical needs of your pets. Dental work when needed is very important as it can lead to other more severe health issues. Your pet needs a yearly check up with their veterinarian. To not treat your pets medical issues which happened to Hobbs, can lead to a Charge of Cruelty to Animals.
It is unfortunate that animals accept their life as it is good or bad with no complaint. But then just maybe Hobbs was looking for help the day he ran away.
**These Photos are very hard to look at ** Till the end!
Yet another sad story. This is Sully. He was picked up after wandering on the side of the road covered with blood. His eye was sticking out. He lost his left eye. After getting picked up he was rushed to the vet. His photos are hard to look at but he definitely looks better than when he got picked up. Although he's obviously been thru hell, he is a wonderful dog. He's well mannered. The vet staff and the vet fell right in love with him as did everyone at the shelter. The photos at the end are his current look. He's come a very long way since he was found. We want to thank everyone who donated to us for his eye surgery. You are amazing!
TA - DA!! Isn't he beautiful?
Feeling Fabulous! HE'S READY FOR ADOPTION!
This is Chuckie. He's 7 or 8. So much happier in a place of love.
This is a photo after the visit to the vet to get the wound cleaned out & he was then put on antibiotics. We brought him back to the shelter to continue wound care.
Poor Lily. She's 4 or 5 years old. She was attacked by another dog & had to have her right eye removed due to the damage the meanie did to her. Because of what she's been through she is very afraid of other dogs & cats and MUST be the only animal in the house. She loves to cuddle. She would be would be awesome company for an older person who wants & needs a companion.
This shows a large abscess on the chest of the dog. It was caused by old dog bites.
North Country Animal Shelter
194 Bare Hill Road
Malone, NY 12953
After a few days in our care we brought him back to the vet and he is recovering well with antibiotics and a lot of love.
Leaving with his new family. Such a happy ending to a sad beginning!
***LILLY'S BEEN ADOPTED!!! ***