GALTx eNews: Welcome to Our Rescues from West Texas!
On June 6th, a concerned citizen directed two animal control officers to a residence in West Texas reporting dogs without water or food. Upon arrival, the officers found a dead puppy in a pen with two live puppies. The live puppies were in bad condition, with their skeletons easily visible. Their feeders contained only food covered with black mold. Their dog house had a collapsed roof and was filled with feces. The dead puppy was mangled and partially consumed.
The officers found another pen with two adult males, an empty water bucket and long disused free feeder container. A third pen had one adult female, again with a long disused free feeder. Her dog house consisted of a dog cage and a similar enclosure in a dog box in the bed of a pickup. When an officer put the adult female in his truck, he heard a noise from the other side of the pickup bed and found another female with a horrific open wound on her chest. They immediately took her to a veterinarian. The officers found another female in some weeds at the back of the residence, and it was obvious she was the puppies’ mother. The officers removed a total of 7 live dogs from the property and found another 6 dead puppies, from the age of 6 weeks to 4 months, in a dumpster.
The officers promptly contacted GALT’s West Texas representative, Lonnie Jones, and GALT took custody of all of the living dogs. GALT transported the puppies and the injured female to Dr. Wick Culp of Animal Medical Center in Amarillo. On June 8th, the officers transported the other four adults to transport volunteers in Wichita Falls, Texas. On June 13th, GALT brought the puppies and injured female to Dallas. Classy, Lady Bird, Laura,George, Lyndon and puppies Butch and Etta are now with GALT, under the care of Dr. Ellis and Dr. Soileau of VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital (PPAH). Click here to see more photos of these sweet souls or here for a slideshow.
Classy is a female, black saluki mix estimated to be about 2 years old. She likely experienced a penetrating injury that abscessed. PPAH is cleaning and treating her wound daily, but Classy may require surgery as the wound heals. She is also carrying a large load of intestinal parasites. She only weighs 43 pounds.
Lady Bird is a brindle and white female greyhound estimated to be about three years old. She has had multiple litters of puppies, including Etta and Butch. She tested positive for Ehrlichia Canis and is carrying a large load of intestinal parasites. Laura is a white and brindle female greyhound, estimated to be 4 or 5 years old. She has had multiple litters of puppies, and has several scars on her head and neck. Both of Laura’s eyes appear to be in the early stages of Pannus. She is being treated for Ehrlichia Canis as well as a large load of intestinal parasites.
George is a red greyhound/saluki mix estimated to be about 3 years old. He has a very low platelet count, Ehrlichia Canis, and a large load of intestinal parasites. Lyndon is a black male greyhound who is about three years old. He is undergoing treatment for severe intestinal parasites.
Puppies Butch and Etta are about 6 weeks old. On arrival, both were dehydrated, thin and anemic due to intestinal parasites. Their foster family feeds them small meals multiple times a day to help them gain weight and they are being treated for the parasites. Click here to see more cute puppy pictures of them both!
Vet bills for this rescue effort will be considerable and we would greatly appreciate any assistance you can give. Click the link below to make a donation today!
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