Gary the emaciated doberman was pulled from a shelter. Story is unknown at the moment.
For those of you that would like to make a donation to his care, you may do so online at the following link and clicking on "support IDR" www.ildoberescue.com or by mailing a check to: IDR, P.O. Box 435, Barrington, IL 60011 and notating that it is for the emaciated Doberman.
To the people who may be upset to view this photo:
More people need to understand what it is that rescues do and how they work so hard to save dogs. And I think more people need to understand why we're all so passionate about either supporting a rescue or an ethical breeder.
This is what happens when people who don't care breed their dogs to make money and produce pets and don't screen homes and don't follow up with their pups/dogs. This is what happens when people give away a free dog and trust someone's word.
Yes to all the above, Karma. Seen it too many times. So sad. Animals are the victims of peoples' poor judgment and/or choices. With lots of good medical care and TLC Gary will hopefully pull through. Bless him and the people helping him.
The owners should be hung!! There is NO EXCUSE for any animal in this condition. I agree with Karma 100%, this is WHY rescue folks are so careful where their dogs are placed. I for one would never forgive myself if I placed one of my rescued strays in a home where the dog/cat was neglected and/or abused. This makes me sick, sick, sick!!!!!!
He at least needs a chance, Sandy if he has some fight left in him. If anything he will be able to be humanely euthanized surrounded by his rescuers and love instead of being put down at the shelter and the last thing he knows is a cold, hard, dirty concrete floor.
Oh my God. That is horrific. He's the most emaciated I've ever seen, but I think he has a chance. He has to be a fighter if he's still alive after that kind of abuse. If I had a spare dime to send, I would. Unfortunately, we're really struggling right now. Please keep us posted.
I was quite overwhelmed with emails regarding the emaciated Doberman that was in need of rescue from the NW IN shelter today. I have tried to keep up with all the responses, but I received over 100 and I am sure there are still some of you waiting for a response. I wanted to give you all a recap of what I know...and don't know...at this time.
This dog was found as a stray by animal control in an alley this morning and brought back to the shelter. He was so emaciated that he was near death . It is completely unknown at this time if this dog even had an owner as he was not found on anyone's property....so as of now, there is nobody to charge for animal cruely or neglect....this is to answer the question that MANY of you had.
I was informed the dog was there as soon as he came in and I sought rescue for him with Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus immediately and they very qu! ickly agreed to take him (thank you IDR's Pam and Andy) and thankfully I was able to find a transport volunteer that was able to pick him up right away and get him to their vet....thank you Nikki!
Upon arriving at the vet, they discovered how dismal his condition really was....the receiving rescuer told me in his 22 years of rescue experience that he has never seen a dog in such horrible condition. He is BEYOND emaciated....so bad that his eyes are completely sunken in his head and his eyeballs are not even visible. His body temperature was so low that it was not even registering. They immediately tried to start a warm IV with antibiotics and fluids....but there weren't even able to find a vein in his bony body and had to finally insert it into his neck. He was completely void of movement except for his shallow breathing.
Several hours later, I did receive another update that he is still alive and that his temperature was starting to register, which is a good sign....BUT this poor boy has endured such trauma to his body and organs, that there is still no way of knowing if he is going to be able to survive. He is currently receiving the best care possible and is surrounded by people that care....so if he is to pass, he will do so knowing that there were people that loved and cared for him and not alone in a cold alley."
I'll let your offensive comments that are running rampant thru KY stand on their own. Been here long? Oh...less than a half an hour. Guess you just got home from school and have nothing productive to do? Hmmm? Don't answer.
"The vet did x-rays today, and everything looks good, but he has a pellet in him and a wad of wire. We will assess that later. He is eating soft food several times a day. His weight has changed from 33 pounds to 48, which is due to rehydrating him and food."
"The vet and the vet tech say he is doing well despite what he has been through. He can lift his head, eat, and drink. And he pooped! That was a huge step. They "walk" him a few times a day to try to get him to walk for real. They basically pick him up and try to put weight on his legs. The blood panel results will be in tomorrow, so we will know more then. He should be a regular-sized Dobe at full weight. I made squeaky noises, and he perked his ears up. That made me tear up. He still hasn't wagged his tail, though."
"Miracle's bloodwork results came back. No significant organ issues, but his numbers are "off." We will see how that unfolds with time. He is heartworm negative, so that is huge! He LOVES to eat. He continues to do well, but he still has a long road ahead. For the 3-day weekend, he will go home with the vet tech, who is an IDR+ volunteer and adopter, so he will have 24-hour care. Thank you for all of your support!"
I wasn't going to open this thread, but I'm weak. This dog looks much, much better! Very encouraging!! And I'm going to donate but the link is a 404 File not found. I tried to google it too, no dice there either.
Wow! I am amazed at the transformation. I too wasn't going to open either because I am too effected by sad animals ( I cry at the SPCA commercials). Thank the Lord for these wonderful people who have a passion for these hurt and desperate animals.
Praying for Miracle, looks like he has the will to live, so I sure hope he gets stronger with each day. Poor little guy, you know he'll certainly have a great home after going through this terrible ordeal. I can't imagine how he must have suffered, it is sooo cold in Illinois, and he is literally skin & bones. Why Why Why would anyone let an animal get like this?????
Wow! What a transformation! I hope his recovery continues and someone can make him their forever pet in a loving home. This just brings tears to my eyes to see him doing as well as he is. Thank you so much for the update. I've thought about him a lot.