Another one of our Lakewood dogs got himself all cleaned up and spiffy yesterday, and is feeling like a whole new pup!
Dewey, the largest of the bunch that we took in, was an absolute doll for his lengthy and much needed spa day. Dewey was another one that didn't look too bad from afar, but once we got to his undercoat, the poor guy was just encrusted in feces and heavy mats. (See photo above.) He was a real trooper through it all and even enjoyed all of the attention. Dewey was like a whole new pup after his spa day and put his paws gently on the grass, as if feeling it for the first time. We can't imagine the relief these pups must be feeling, after being freed from the hell and horror that they were living in for so long.
Dewey was one of more than 30 dogs that were removed from a residence in Lakewood this past Thursday. Read the full story here. A woman was renting the home from a Lakewood property owner, and authorities are dealing with her, and the cruelty and neglect that she inflicted upon these dogs. The home is now condemned and boarded up, and all dogs have been brought to various shelters and rescues throughout the state. We took five of the dogs at Popcorn Park, and are just so glad that we are able to help these desperate souls in their time of need.
Dewey has some more issues to deal with besides the conditions that he was living in. He is partially blind, and after examination by our veterinarian, it was determined that his visual impairment may have been caused by some sort of trauma, or ingesting something toxic. We do not yet know if this blindness can be reversed, but we are very hopeful that some vision can be restored. We will be taking Dewey to see both an ophthalmologist and a neurologist for consultation shortly. Again, we are relying on our Res-Q Fund to help Dewey and all of the other pups from this situation, as well as our other special needs animals. If you are able to help, please make a donation to our Res-Q Fund.
Dewey had the best night's sleep ever last night and things will only get better for him from now on. We are so thankful to be able to help these beautiful, sweet, deserving pups in need. We will update again soon on their conditions. Thank you all for your support.
Check our Dewey three months later and see how he's doing!