SENECA, SC......Luna is a 14-month-old Boston Terrier Mix signed over to the Oconee Humane Society after the Owners decided they no longer wanted to deal with her medical issues. Luna has had heart issues since she was born. Sadly, no one has given her a proper diagnosis other than she has a Grade-4 heart Murmur.
LAWRENCEVILLE, SC.....We had been helping Gwinnett County Animal Services when we got a desperate plea to help a beautiful Red-Tick Coon Hound that had been hit by a car. Sweet Wyatt had been lying on the side of the road and could not stand. I am sure this young, one-year-old hound was doing what his instinct told him. To sniff, and run and never look up to see if he was in traffic. The problem is, his owner should have kept him safe. Why get a hunting dog for its incredible nose and ability to retrieve if you are not going to look after him?
CHARLESTON, SC.....There never is a good time to post a disturbing post about an innocent, tortured puppy. CVRC contacted me on Thursday about a 7-month-old German Shepherd puppy that appeared to have been used as a Bait dog. His right ear was missing, and his left ear was partially torn off. She was covered with bite marks on his face, neck, and front leg. She has swelling from an embedded collar and a fracture in her neck.
GREENVILLE, SC...I choose to believe most people are good. No matter how horrific the abuse, it is a decision that keeps me sane. That decision is tested daily in the abuse we see. This past week, one such case has pushed me almost to the limit of my beliefs. I do not know how a human being could physically do such inhumane treatment to an animal. The abuse had caused so much emotional hardship to so many that I decided it was best to wait before posting the horror.
LAURENS, SC.....Sweet does not begin to describe this beautiful dog we have named Reese (after Reese's Pieces). We rescued dear Reese after we were contacted about a dog that had been bought for $100. from Crack Heads that was injured. A Good-Samaritan bought him, so he did not end up in worse hands than he already was. The only thing that mattered to us was that he needed medical care for an injured leg that he was barely using.
COLUMBIA, SC......I wish I had better news about a sweet puppy minding her business and playing when suddenly she broke her leg. It would be sad but tolerable and fixable. Accidents happen all the time. Unfortunately, someone took out a rifle and shot sweet Darcy in the shoulder, and shattered it.
BEAUFORT, SC......We see it all at Noah's Arks Rescue and are still shocked at the inhumanity of Mankind when it comes to Man's Best Friend. Beaufort County contacted us about a puppy that was brought in two weeks ago, that was critical. She appeared to be an emaciated eighteen-month-old Pitbull that someone had burned all over her fragile body.
BEAUFORT, SC...Sweet Woody is a 3-4-year-old Dachshund that was an owner surrender. We were contacted late yesterday evening about a dog that had been surrendered and was at the vet unable to walk. He had a little bit of deep-pain but not a lot. Given he is a Dachshund, it was assumed he had IVDD, which is common in this breed.