UPDATE – ABBY AND ALL OF HER BEAUTIFUL BABIES ARE ADOPTED
June 11, 2019
Last week we received an email from Miami Date Animal Services with a plea to rescue a little pregnant brindle girl named Abby, who was one of 99 severely neglected dogs seized from a hoarder in Dade county. After reading the story and seeing her picture – a little dog in rusty crate – we could not even figure out what she looked like but we didn’t care.
Happy to help, we drove to Miami and picked her up on Sunday. She was at MDAS with almost a hundred dogs in the same or worse condition than she was. Behind the medical issues were the emotional ones. These dogs were all terrified of people, sick, injured, tired, breeding.
As we walked through the kennels at MDAS we saw some of her housemates, shown above in the house they lived in with they abuser- in varying stages of getting baths, getting rescued, some of the more medically compromised waiting in the pre-surgery rooms as staff works through processing and vaccinating them. Heart breaking! Please don’t be mistaken – this IS a crime, what these dogs have endured.
Unfortunately, this type of abuse usually results in “trying to get the owner to counseling” as mediation, rather than punishment or retribution, or even justice. Therefore the only thing we can hope for with the type of abuse is that people help prevent it to begin with, or report it when they see it. “See something, Say something”. Some one out there said something, they picked up the phone and called the right people, which made change happen. That is the ONLY reason these dogs have been taken from this hell that was their home. Say something for dogs like Abby.
Abby is due to have her babies any time now – and we are ready to welcome her family and begin healing her emotionally and physically. Abby is calm, sweet, curious, exhausted, confused, malnutritioned, cautious and she hides her face from us. All of her bones are visible through her fur, and her belly descends to the floor. She stands up slowly.
It is obvious this is not her first litter. It will be her last litter. We have our canine rehabilitation crew working on bringing her out of her shell, and she wags and feels better with other dogs around.
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