Tuesday, February 8

Disturbing Video Of Dog Being Adandoned At Shelter

I saw this on Dogster this morning and decided I would share it with all of you.  I will not lie, this is really disturbing video.  I think for me the most disturbing part is that the owner could let their dog get to this point.  You never want an owner to surrender a animal to a shelter, in a perfect world everyone that owned animals would be able to care for them properly and all would be happy.  But the fact is, that is not the world we live in, so the next best hope would be that if an owner must surrender their animal, they do so in a way that is the least stressful for the animal and most helpful to the shelter.  Meaning surrendering the animal to a staff member and giving the full history (or what they have) of the animal.  But once again, that is not the case most of the time. 

This video was captured in by CCTV at the Wood Green Animal Shelter in Great Britain.  What you will see if you choose to watch is a man walking in the gates of the shelter with a very emaciated and scared dog.  The assumed owner then tethers the dog to a drain pipe and then leaves with a glance back over his shoulder.  You then see the dog try to follow and then try to free herself.

A staff member who arrived for work found this 4-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix and took her inside.  The staff gave her the name Honey and say she is very sweet, but very scared.  In addition to the emaciation (she was 10kg, half of her ideal weight) she also had very painful sores on her back legs.  These are thought to be caused from her being kept outside.
Honey was transferred to Godmanchester Shelter and given a warm kennel with lots of blankets and a special diet to help her gain weight.
In January alone the Green Animal Shelter Charity took in 354 animals.  Not all animals get the chance to find a loving home, but we wish Honey the best, I hope she finds a home that will love and care for her.  Our fingers are crossed.

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