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Update:May 15 - Lakewood Hoarder Dogs



Our girls from the Lakewood "House of Horrors" case are settling in and beginning to relax a bit. It's been less than a week, and they have all been through so much, it's completely understandable that they are still shaken up and confused. Nanni, Jolene and Connie went out for a walk together and it didn't take too long for them to begin checking out their new surroundings and cuddling up to our staff. We brought them in our exercise yard where they enjoyed smelling the trees, feeling the breeze on their faces, and getting lots of love and attention. Because they are still quite nervous and scared, we have not let them off the leash yet in our yard, but we feel that soon they will feel comfortable enough to run and play like the happy, healthy dogs that they should be.

All five of our Lakewood dogs are slowly putting their awful past behind them. Our boys, Red and Dewey, seem to be a bit more nervous than the girls, but they still love people and are enjoying going for walks. Dewey is already scheduled to see a neurologist and an ophthalmologist for the issue with his eyes, and all five dogs have been spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and have received thorough medical exams. In addition to Dewey's eye issue, Nanni had some dental issues and needed some broken teeth removed, another dog had a hernia, and both Dewey and Red have upper respiratory infections. We are glad that they are not experiencing more medical problems than that, given the circumstances that they came from.

We continue to be amazed every day with the resilience, courage, and strength of all of these dogs. They lived in the most horrifying, deplorable conditions that one could imagine, yet they are still so friendly, loving, and sweet. All of them have rashes on their skin from the extreme amount of feces that was attached to their bodies for so long, but they are already looking and feeling so much better. On average, each dog lost 10 pounds after their grooming. This was completely due to the massive amount of dirt and feces on them. We are so glad that their nightmare is over and that they all have bright futures ahead of them.

None of the five dogs are available for adoption just yet, as they will still need time to relax and learn to be trusting, comfortable dogs. We cannot thank you all enough for helping us to help these deserving pups. We received so many donations of grooming supplies and blankets, and truly thank all of you. Our Res-Q Fund has enabled us to help so many animals in need over the last few weeks, and we still need help. Please make a donation to our fund, and help us help these deserving dogs.

We will update again soon on these beautiful dogs and of course, will post them all when they become available

Read their original story here.

5/15/2015

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