Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Six Abused Great Pyrs Need Help

Please see this post from National Great Pyrenees Rescue at

Holiday Horror Show (12/21/12)

On Friday, 12/21, NGPR volunteers descended on the home of a Finger Lakes, NY Great Pyrenees AKC breeder. The visit was necessary as the woman is no longer able to care for her dogs. Volunteers went to the house where they found six, totally unsocialized dogs who were kept in appalling conditions. Large adult dogs were imprisoned 24/7, some in crates where their backs touched the top. Their fur came up through the wire tops, and they were unable to fully lift their heads. More pictures of these horrible conditions are here.

Kuma, a 6-year-old female, who had been bred every heat, lived 24/7 in a dark, windowless cupboard. On  the day after her release from these squalid conditions, a Pyr volunteer who is a groomer, started to gently work on her and was heartbroken at the unemotional, blank stare in Kuma's eyes. She said that, hopefully, with great patience, much understanding and loving care, this poor, sweet, timid girl will eventually be O.K. All the dogs were very badly matted, filthy, flea and tick-ridden with toe nails curling under. They were only allowed water once a day to limit peeing in their crates. The volunteers were told that two of the males were too aggressive to be rehabbed and would need to be euthanized. There was great joy and relief when these two dogs, once removed from their confinement, just wanted to sniff the volunteers, trees and grass.

Volunteers Bring Dogs to Lollypop Farm

The dogs were brought to Lollypop Farm in Rochester for vaccinations and were the center of attention in the lobby. All were calm and well-behaved--quite a feat for totally unsocialized dogs who had just been removed from the only life they had known. One woman cried when she met them and saw their horrible, filthy condition. Given the short notice at holiday time, these dogs will be boarded in a kennel this week or until fosters and homes can be found for them. Boarding for the dogs will be $102/day plus their medical costs. One dog has significant rear-end issues that need to be addressed. We need your help to care for these neglected dogs at a time of year where the options are limited.

Please chip in to help save these poor dogs!


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