Starved Plano Dog Makes Full Recovery and Waits for Forever Home

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On Oct. 7, 2013, Plano Animal Services in Texas, investigated an animal cruelty complaint and recovered a malnourished, 2-year-old boxer mix dog from a home. The pet was emaciated and suffered extensive nutritional deficiency. Due to his prolonged starvation, his bones never grew properly and the dog suffered from hip and front elbow deformities.

The dog, named Red, required multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation, but after being loved and cared for by Plano Animal Services employees, the rescued pet went from his death bed to a miraculous recovery.

Photo Credit (left): City of Plano. Photo Credit (right): Tom Fox/Dallas Morning News
Photo Credit (left): City of Plano. Photo Credit (right): Tom Fox/Dallas Morning News

 

“He is a very sweet dog, very loving,” Animal Services manager Jamey Cantrell said. “[We] didn’t want to give up on him.”

Red has some resource guarding issues when it comes to food, but this is expected of a dog that has been mistreated, neglected, and starved most of his life. Yet, thanks to his rehabilitation and socialization process, his social skills have greatly improved.

Cantrell believes that Red could do very well with a forever family that is willing to work through his physical and social issues. The lack of nutrition weakened his leg muscles and the canine requires physical therapy to help rebuild and strengthen his muscles.

Plano Animal Services is looking for Red’s forever home. They hope that once the public learns about the pet’s tragic background and current accomplishment, a family will fall in love with the miracle dog and take him home.

To inquire about adopting Red, please visit Plano Animal Services website, Facebook page, or call 972-769-4360.

 

0 thoughts on “Starved Plano Dog Makes Full Recovery and Waits for Forever Home”

  1. “They hope that once the public learns about the pet’s tragic background and current accomplishment, a family will fall in love with the miracle dog and take him home.”

    in other words, they’re hoping someone will impulse adopt the dog based on emotional manipulation instead of making a rational, logical, informed decision.

    nice.

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    • No, they are hoping someone will follow their heart and want to open their homes to an animal who needs a second chance.

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  2. I don’t think the animal shelter is trying to force someone into an impulse adoption. If you are truly an animal lover it would be all the more reason for me to bring that sweet baby home so I know Red will never get abused again. Adopting an animal like Red calls for parents that have sympathy. , and understanding. I brought home a dog that had been abused, and it takes work and patients. Not everyone possess these qualities. Red I already love you and want to see you in an loving home. Sweet baby

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