Age: 1 Yr. Old
Adoption Fee: $700
Special Needs: no
Sam had a mother that was known to be a hoarder. And her favorite thing to hoard was puppies. Animal control had been to her house because of the number of puppies she had collected. In November she was supposed to take Sam to the animal shelter so he could join rescue. Sam’s mother never showed up with him because she decided to let a “family friend” take him and keep him safe for her.
So here is Sam today after he was taken back to his mother. Starved to death, urine stained fur and feces caked between his toes. And a prolapsed penis.
Sam is not sure why he was treated this way. What had he done to deserve this? After all he was only 11 months old and he was supposed to be loved forever. This will be the last bulldog joining rescue in 2021 and for sure he will be one that I will remember the most.
1/3/22 Update: I went with Dianne to the vet and Sammy weighed in at 23 lbs.
I held on to Sammy while the vet worked on his prolapsed penis. Thankfully, the doctor was successful and managed to push it back in without having to “snip” the sheath. Sammy was thankful too! He also received a steroid shot to help with the swelling. He has peed several times and does not seem to be in any pain.
Sammy is resting comfortably after eating two bowls of chicken and rice (and foster girl Sassy May volunteered to taste test it for him).
I will start adding FortiFlora to his food and will make some “Satin Balls” to help him gain some much-needed weight.
He is the sweetest pup and has given me several kisses and hugs!
Sammy says thank you for allowing us to save him.
1/7/22 Update: I went to see Dr. Larsen on Monday and everyone at the vet clinic loves me.
I got a few pokes (they called them “shots”), my nails trimmed, ears cleaned and some blood sucked out of me.
Doc said I “need a lot of groceries” because I need to gain some weight. Doc also said she will see me again on January 20, so she can harvest my peaches! Not sure if I am going to like that, but I’m game.
Now for the kicker… I have gained 3.8 lbs since joining rescue. I told Foster Mom to keep feeding me those meatballs, three meals a day and bring on the unlimited treats!
I have been playing with some of the dogs at my foster home and they seem ginormous to me. Pearl, a Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue alumna, got me to run and jump in the yard and then I just rolled around in the grass.
Dr. Larsen called Foster Mom and told her I have giardia and hookworms, but thankfully, I’m heartworm negative. I will continue my supplements, medicine, food and lots of playing.
Thank you to everyone for helping me!