Something I will never understand is how people can allow their animals to have puppies, watching them grow, and dumping them to die. I’ve been in rescue a long time and yet every day someone new surprises me with their heartlessness. I’ve sat here the last 5 days thinking about a puppy I saw on a rescue page. Covered in fleas and ticks, most of her hair missing from mange. She was sunburn and filled with infection. It had been 5 days, surely she’s feeling better? Has a loving foster home? I reached out to the rescue for an update since I knew who owned it. I was shocked when she was in boarding not a home 😭 I decided she needed to come stay with us and heal.
A week has passed now and I picked her up, she’s terrified and weak. Barely able to muster the energy to crawl from her cage I try to hide my anger. Not at her but at the entire world that had failed her so badly the past few months. The shelter when she was picked up gave her the treatment for mange, and the rescue a bath, but it took a week to get her to the vet for bloodwork! You see for god knows how long her body has been fighting a skin infection, and anaplasmosis, a tick disease. The anger just fills me knowing that even the rescue had been failing her. Why? Well she’s safe now, and that’s what matters. I will never let another person fail her.