Call it what you want; puppy mill, backyard breeders . . . .they all mean the same evil. All breed in captivity. The only difference is evil on a smaller or larger scale.
|Begging for help|
|Is there no end to their suffering?|
|What crime did she commit?|
|No love, no grooming, no attention|
|Jill was extremely ill and no medical attention was given to her|
Over the weekend, we rescued 8 breeding dogs; 3 stud dogs and 5 bitches. The stench from the dogs was overpowering. It was obvious they had been neglected for a long time. Instead of a white Maltese or Japanese Spitz, we got brown dogs stinking of urine. Their coats were dry and hard from urine stains and their eyes so dirty, some had their eyes literally glued shut. Many of them had their tongues sticking out because despite being relatively young at 3 to 5 years of age, they were probably malnourished and had teeth decay. Many had only half a set of teeth. Those who still have a full set of teeth will have at least half pulled out when the vet is done seeing them.
Finally in good hands
Initially terrified of humans
|Getting a good bath|
They were then fed their first decent meal in their entire life – minced beef with broccoli and rice, lovingly cooked by Chen and family. We watched as they ate; it was sad observing that many of them went for the white rice and quickly lapped it up. With breeding dogs, it’s usually one bowl of kibbles or white rice, free for all. The stronger and bigger ones eat first and the weaker and smaller ones get nothing. It broke our hearts that they didn’t even know what good meat was. We had to literally force small pieces of meats into their mouth and after a few chews, did they realize it was nice food. Some did not know how to eat from their food bowls and spent their time licking food scraps from the floor. It was a painful sight.
After their bath, their first decent meal and many cuddles later; it was amazing how these dogs seemed like different dogs. They somehow knew we were there to help. They had gone from being down, lifeless dogs left in the gallows with no hope in sight, to having a new lease on life! All the dogs begged for us to give them that soft touch of a human hand, that little pat on their heads, pats that they had yearned for all these years in their cages. Their eyes seemed to light up, they started barking and seemed like . . . .dogs!
|This little Yorkie girl had a wound on her head, left untreated for quite a while|
|Sadness in their eyes|