Dover Dog Case Update!
Laurisa Goss, president of the Dover-Stewart County Humane Society wants to thank everyone for their concern and donations in helping with the horrible pet situation they are working on. They are bringing charges against the woman who hoarded animals. Twenty-four were seized and some still need foster homes (and later forever homes), so if you can help out there, please contact them. They also need donations for vet bills, as those add up even with the discount and help they get from Dr. Rita Tinsley. Here's the latest from Laurisa:
"We have 6 Chihuahuas left to be fostered and one Shih-Tzu mix. The pregnant mama dogs are safely in foster homes, thankfully.
"Several of the dogs have really nasty cases of worms that we are having trouble treating. The poor pup I am fostering looks like he swallowed a softball! We're trying not to overwhelmed their sensitive little systems with too many medications right now. We've de-wormed them as many time as Dr. Tinsley is comfortable with and now we just have to wait and see what happens.
"All of the dogs are suffering from Coccidia (an internal parasite, from what I understand) and all are receiving daily treatments for that.
"The fleas have finally abated and their sores are slowly healing. Ear infections have been treated as well as ear mites.
"One puppy developed an infection from a scratch over the weekend and had to be rushed to a vet in Clarksville. He was running a high fever, had the runs and was feeling pretty crummy. Poor little thing.
"Overall, the dogs are doing much better and the cats are becoming more social. They all seem to have absorbed the initial shock pretty well. I think because we all handled them so much the first few days it more them more accostomed to human contact. Total immersion therapy, I guess. :)
"Please thank everyone for their donations. Our vet bill is up over $1000 now and that is A LOT of money to our little organization. We will definitely be holding a huge yard sale this spring. I'll send something to you probably a month before we hold it so you can put a note in your blog about it."
Laurisa will send me updated pictures of the pets later, and I'll post them. Contact information if you can help or send donations (and I know many of us already donated):
Humane Society of Dover - Stewart County
c/o Laurisa Goss
3511 Highway 46
Indian Mound, TN 37079
Toll Free Phone: 866-251-4195
There is a "donation" button on their Web sites where you can make a secure PayPal credit card donation. (You don't need a PayPal account to donate this way).
Photos above: All the little dogs that were living in squalor in the trailer and a chained outside dog's fithy and moldy water bowl. How can ANYONE see that water and never change it? Disgusting is all I can say!
And I hope when the case comes to court the judge doesn't slap the woman on the wrist.
posted by Sandy at 10/30/2007 10:21:00 AM