Last night we watched Episode 7 of The Dog Rescuers. No tears, just sad that some dogs just get a bad deal.
First there was a woman who had breached a ban from keeping animals because all her pets were malnourished. Some neighbours reported her and the police along with the RSPCA went on a raid. Indeed they found Jethro, an anxious Rottweiler and Abbey, a Jack Russell Cross on the property.
They went to a boarding kennel and within weeks, little Elsie went home with a family. Hooray!
There was Elsie, a malnourished Dalmatian. They think it’s because Elsie was kept outside with another larger Dalmatian and in such incidences, the less dominant dog would not dare eat her food. So they suspect, she never got to eat any. The RSPCA took her away – first to the vet to have her checked. She was so bony that she could develop arthritis and all sorts of other health issues. She had a few sores from the fact that her bones were rubbing against her skin – how sad!
Gizzy a very, very matted Shitzu needed a shave! Shave – yup! I know all about that but I was nowhere near that matted as she was
In this instance, I agree – a shave is a good thing.