Sunday, May 29, 2005
This is a composite photo of the dog that I got called in to help transport to the Illinois Doberman Rescue this weekend. I am just a volunteer but I got called in because its memorial weekend and animal control was done with the quarantine. (Apparently, the owner told animal control to come take the dog now or he was going to shoot it). Look at how incredibly starved this dog is.
This is obviously not a purebred Dobie. I thought it had some Aussie Sheepdog or something, but we could not figure out what sort of a breed had paws that big. Look closely at his paws. They were as big as my entire palm. I have never seen anything like that before. But appeared to be a very sweet dog though, given his living conditions. He is now safe and sound in the Illinois Doberman Rescue, after a stay in the clinic at the local animal control. It will probably be a while before the dog is remotely ready to be adopted. He will need some remedial socialization training and serious nutrition supplements, but the animal control vet said he should make a full recovery.