This week, Margaret and Garrett share the rescue story of Hank:
I found our dog at a military yard sale website saying yellow labrador/ golden retriever mix free to a good home. When we first saw him he was so playful and well mannered and took to us instantly. His bones were showing and he would not eat or drink when we got him home. His gums were white and the inside of his eyelids. We took him to the vet the next day and found he had hookworms, whipworms, and roundworms. He weighed 45 lbs at that point. Poor thing was near death! We saw where they kept him in a 5×5 caged fence with no shelter, food, or water. He also had a “brother” that bit him leaving a scar under his eye almost blinding him and a chipped top canine tooth that will eventually decay. We could also tell he was abused because when we would say no to something or walk towards him fast, he would roll on his back and potty. We spent a lot of time with him giving him the love and attention he desperately craved, walking, training, and brain stimulation.
Now he is the greatest dog you could ask for; not saying he was not before but he was depressed from being mistreated. He loves everyone and thinks he is a spoiled lap dog. He is just so loving and attentive to our feelings. You can not tell that he was ever mistreated in his life and is so glad we saved him. So now he is 80lbs and very happy! ~Margaret & Garrett
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