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Old 08-18-2005, 12:22 AM
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Have any of you met some abused dogs? God, I wish I had a camera with me when saw a couple. I've also met backyard breeders, it's pretty sad. Made me depressed for a couple of days
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:40 AM
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I've adopted an abused dog and boy did she had some issues. I don't think I've met a dog with more phobias...we worked her through some of them, but she kept others until the day she died.

I want to get a big thick hickory stick and just whale on anyone who knowingly and deliberately abuses their dog.
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:52 AM
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I've adopted an abused dog and boy did she had some issues. I don't think I've met a dog with more phobias...we worked her through some of them, but she kept others until the day she died.

I want to get a big thick hickory stick and just whale on anyone who knowingly and deliberately abuses their dog.
yeah... I didn't say anything about the abused dogs tho... or the backyard breeders
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:04 AM
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I took in a dog that had been horribly abused - when we found him he had been shot in his leg with what looked like a pellet gun, he had an actual dent in his head from being hit with what we thought was a baseball bat or a big stick (He would run away and hide every time I got the bat out to play baseball with Shiner) and he was absolutely petrified of certain tall men. I have a picture in my photo album of him when we first found him - he had been infested with worms for so long that his coat was completely dried out and wiry, and he was pitifully skinny.

He recovered from a lot of the physical aspects of the abuse, his leg healed and he gained weight, was de-wormed, and his coat became nice and shiny again. Some of the mental effects of the abuse, however, never went away.

And the backyard breeders I have seen just treat their dogs like pets, there's nothing sad about the way the dogs are treated. Puppymills on the other hand are nauseating.
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:47 AM
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And the backyard breeders I have seen just treat their dogs like pets, there's nothing sad about the way the dogs are treated. Puppymills on the other hand are nauseating.
I guess they are called puppy mills then cus the puppies were dirty and not well fed
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Old 08-18-2005, 05:11 AM
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Oh my do I see abused dogs
I was working part time for a Vet office that was the go between for the SPCA. The most horribly abused dogs & cats had to stay with us before they could be placed for adoption. I have seen dogs beaten with huge welts, shot in the head or body, left ungroomed and full of maggots, sores, hot spots etc. just a mess. My own Rottweiler was a rescue, she was left tied in a backyard while her owner was in jail. She was abandoned and left tied...that was a sorry case. She had also never received any socialization. My Dobe I found starved and malnourished on the side of the road. We also had a huge bust on an old lady who "collected" animals. She had a huge heart, but small wallet. She was a little unstable mentally as well. Dogs were eating puppies and kittens and cats...the horses were so starved they could barely stand. Dogs full of infection, starving and suffering diseases they couldn't fight off. It was survival of the fittest with species eating their own and of course living off feces etc. It was the worst case of abuse I have ever seen, there were hundreds of animals involved. The old lady was basically a drop off for unwanted animals...people would just drive by and throw their unwanted animals. My cat was found by a friend of mine while driving down the highway, a car ahead of her threw out a plastic grocery bag...normally she would never have stopped...but, she saw the bag move in a weird way. She stopped and inside were 2 newborn kittens we took one and she kept the other. All of our cats have been found in horrible situations, one kitten (newborn) I found on a river bed tied in fishing line...she was the only one that didn't land in the water....the rest of the kittens were not so fortunate. I think cats/ kittens receive more abuse than dogs...very sad and disheartening.
The worst thing is the most abused dogs are usually high energy breeds, border collie mixes etc. The worst cases of neglect and abuse have turned out the sweetest dogs that want to be loved. We had one border collie mix that had been shot between the eyes while tied to a tree in the middle of the woods. The dog survived and chewed through the rope and found the closest house. The dog survived the shooting as the bullet did not hit any vital brain parts. Sweetest little dog.
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Old 08-18-2005, 07:58 AM
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Yup, I've seen abused dogs.....and I've got abused dogs living with me.
Colby was most likely abused.....I think she was put in a sack and thrown out the window of a car.....and the shelter found her (don't remember exactly what the shelter told us happened to her). I consider throwing a dog abuse.
When we got May she terrified, a bag of bones, and still had milk (had obviously been used for breeding). Whenever my dad went to walk her she'd slip her collar and run all the way home. She was terrified of almost everything. Now she can walk past huge roaring trucks with no problem, she likes my dad....she doesn't like thunder or yelling though.
Tippy was abused and neglected by our druggie neighbors. They two other dogs, Mr. B and Nanook, and Tippy whom they got from a farm, and they let them roam. Their garage was full of garbage, later we found out they had rats, the dogs had to live under their deck, and as far as I know they didn't get much food (the six-year-old boy living there said he fed them, but it didn't look like Tippy got much at all). After we fed and pet her Tippy decided to come to our house and never leave. The neighbors let us have her.

I also know someone who chains their lab to a dog house outside...he looks fed, but when I met him, he was desperate for attention and covered in poop.
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:28 AM
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We adopt out abused dogs all the time. Most just need to know that they are safe and loved and you do have to take a little more time but it is so worth it!!! I have 2 one was abused but in a house and the other seems to have been abused and left on the streets. That's where she was found. Baby (the 1st one) has taken longer to feel safe, and I think b/c she was there it was easier on Mira.
As for puppy mills I HATE THEM! I don't mind breeding dogs, if it is for showing, or b/c you really love and want a pure breed, but hte people who try to make it like a factory, pumping out dogs and not caring about them and only wanting $ make me sick!!!! It's not a side job, like crafting or yard sales. They are LIVES! I just don't get people!
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:03 PM
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Zeus was abused before I got him. He was found wandering along a highway, where he had presumably been dumped by his owner. He was completely emaciated, and the vet said he probably hadn't eaten a decent meal in months. It's sad, because even as thin and neglected as he was, he had the sweetest temperament and loved everyone. To this day, he still does.

Kind of shows you how big a dog's heart is.
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Old 08-18-2005, 04:16 PM
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I've never seen in real life an abused dog (I have seen on TV) but for the past week, I hear this dog bawling like every hour so I've been checking in people's yards to see if it's ok, but I haven't found him yet. I know it's not any of the resident dogs because this dog has the deepest voice I have ever heard. Lol, I sound so wierd.
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