How old do you think 13 is in "dog years"? No one knows, really, but we do know that 13 is an age when a dog should be living comfortably in peace, not suffering needlessly. At 13 years old, a dog should not be wandering the streets, half blind, worried about getting hit by a car because his owner won't keep him safely indoors. At 13, a dog shouldn't be so infested with fleas that he is literally scratching his skin off. At 13, a dog should not be sick, hungry, itchy, infected, and in pain. But at 13, that is the life that Corky was living.
The best day that Corky had in a long time was the day that he was found, wandering around one night all alone. Corky was picked up as a stray one night in mid October and the moment he was carried through our doors was the moment his life changed for the better. This 13 year old bichon was suffering terribly. Corky was crawling with fleas, but that was the probably the least of his problems since that could be easily treated. He was malnourished, suffering with an upper respiratory infection and infections of the skin, eyes and ears. Corky had lost all of his hair and his skin was red, inflamed, and so irritated that he never stopped scratching and crying. Corky is blind in one eye as well. Even in this condition, when Corky was taken out of the carrier that he came in, he held his head high and began wagging his tail at the first person that touched him.
After a lengthy visit with our veterinarian, Corky left the medical department with a list of medications and a plan to get him started on the road to recovery. In addition to the many medications that Corky is on and the good diet, he is also receiving medicated baths for his severely damaged skin and is being made as comfortable as possible. We are happy to say that in the last two weeks, the redness has faded, his itchiness is lessening, he is not scratching nearly as much, and Corky is happy, comfortable, and looking forward to making a full recovery.
We are happy to say that Corky will never go back to the owners that neglected him for so long and let him get in this dreadful condition. Once we found out who Corky's owners were and contacted the NJ SPCA, who investigated the case, Corky's owners decided to surrender him. Corky has a long recovery ahead of him and once again, we ask for your help. Our Res-Q Fund has been stretched quite thin throughout this year and the sad cases of neglect and cruelty just keep coming in. to If you would like to help with the medical expenses of Corky and so many others, please donate to our Res-Q Fund or please text HumaneHelp to 41444
Once the sweet, loving, and affectionate Corky is all healed, he will be looking for a home where he can live out his life in peace and comfort, just as he should. In the meantime, please keep Corky in your thoughts and prayers and thank you, as always, for your support.