A very sad fact that most people don't realize about our AHS facility in Newark is that every day brings in another horror story. Every day brings in another dog or cat that is seen as a disposable object ….. some days, dozens of those dogs and cats that were neglected and tossed away come to us in desperate need of help. When this very sweet Maltese type fella came to us in such deplorable condition, it was obvious that he was given less care, less attention and less love than someone's visit to a nail salon, the purchase of a carton of cigarettes or that vacation that was planned and taken. He was a stray and although he was clearly miserable, his personality and quiet acceptance of our help had shown through. Thanks to the caring patience of our groomer, Sandy Kauffman, "Cyrano" was released from the restricted confines of the matted mess that kept him imprisoned. It took a few hours without anesthesia to give him relief. A video by our social media person, Sarah Sangree to memorialize the kind efforts that were put forth to help Cyrano.
If we sound distressed at the condition in which this stray came to AHS, it is because AHS has been located in Newark for over 100 years and there is no logical reason to allow a dog to get into this condition -- and yet the animals come to us every day in a similar state. Why not ask for help? Why not turn them in so that they can find a family that will love and care for them the way that they should be? We ask ourselves these questions every time a sad, neglected "stray" arrives. Thanks to our Res-Q Fund there are donors who will help us give these abused, discarded orphans the urgent care needed.
For more information on Cyrano, call AHS at 973-824-7080 or e-mail us and refer to File 139152.