Update on Boo – 6-26-10
Boo is looking so much better, he has gained a little weight and is going to the vet for his 3rd ‘dip’ treatment for the mange. Boo will be evaluated to see if he is ready for his next heartworm treatment, if he is he will have to stay at the vet’s office for a week for them to monitor him. While Boo looks so much better his skin is still very red and raw looking. He rubs his face all over everything; we know his skin is still itchy. He has no hair on the back of his legs, tail, and rear and we don’t know if that will ever grow back as it looks like it is from sitting a lot. We wonder if he was kept in a kennel outside that was too small for him to really lay down and with a concrete bottom. Boo is energetic, minds pretty good, LOVES to be petted, has more energy than he should for still being sick, he is quite the athletic guy as he loves to jump into a lawn chair or if he smells food in the back of my SUV he jumps right in the back as if it were no problem for him. We love his adorable face with that huge tongue hanging out the side of his mouth. He has a sweet personality. Boo still has a long way to go but he has really made great progress.
A big thank you to everyone that has donated for Boo’s care. At last count his bill was over $1200 and he still has a lot more treatments to go, so any donation large or small will really help!
The inhumanity of man never ceases to amaze me…..We thought Quinn was another lost soul but then came Boo. The most unbelievable thing about Boo is that he was an owner surrender…yes someone actually brought this dog into a shelter and turned him in. He was not found wandering the streets, he was living with someone and they let him get in this kind of condition. What do you think they thought every day as they watched him slowly starve to death and be ravaged by the mange? Was there ever a thought about the welfare of this dog? How could you look at him every day and not want to be moved to do something to help him? With nails 1 to 1 ½ inches long it also leads me to believe that he was not allowed to walk around. Possibly he sat in a cage or a very small area for most of his life. Everyday walking would have kept him nails to a more normal length but he was not able to wear his nails down. Have you ever seen a picture of a dog that looked more defeated? What a miserable life he must have led…..but those days are now over! He is currently at one of our vets being treated for the mange, yeast on the skin, parasites and general infections. He has also been given a bath and we are working on his nails. Boo will never have to worry about a cruel owner, no food or water ever again. Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue is committed to bringing Boo back to health and letting him live the kind of life that all Bulldogs should…..”Like A King”! We will post updates on Quinn and Boo as we have them. Some of you have already made donations to Quinn for her care and we greatly appreciate you and now we hesitate to ask again but Boo needs your help as well. Anything large or small will be most appreciated.