Thursday, June 11, 2009
This past April, not quite two months ago, a litter of 5 Anatolian Shepherd pups were turned over to the local Humane Society near Tuskegee Alabama. These pups were given up by their owner because she was "not able to care for them."
THAT was an understatement.
These babies were extremely malnourished, filthy, matted, and full of worms.
One little guy was worse off than the others.
The vet that treated them dubbed him "Demo" because he had demodex mange all over his tiny body.
Demo had to stay behind at the vet clinic when his brothers and sister went to foster care. These "before" pictures show him in his kennel with his skinny little body shaved down because he was so matted and filthy. You ca also see how he was standing rather "flat footed" as a result of being malnourished.
Over the last few weeks, Demo has been treated for mange, his hair started to grow back, he's put on some weight and.......he was adopted by a wonderful family in Louisiana.
This "after" picture was taken soon after he arrived in his new home. He is now known as "Hoss", and is soaking up all the love and attention he can get.
It's hard to tell that this handsome pup almost died from neglect less than two months ago.
Here's wishing Hoss and his new family many years of happiness together.
A very special "thank you" to Dr. Noriko for helping to save Little Hoss and his littermates and to Sue Ellen, their foster mom, for all the TLC she's given them.
"Stay tuned"....... Hoss still has 4 siblings that are looking for loving homes.
Two of them were transported to Ohio last weekend (Leyla & Saffi) and two more are still in Alabama (Sabit and Nuri).