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We were contacted last week by Susan Taylor about this boy on the chain in the yard.
Laura had originally told her that we just couldn't take him, we were heading to the auction and were going to be inundated with rescues. I glanced at his picture in the email and told everyone in the group to look at him and see what we wanted to do. The vote was hands down that we were taking him regardless of how busy we were.
This is his story:
We were told that he has lived his entire life outside tied up to this chain in Santa Fe TX.
He is 8 years old not neutered, completely emaciated, and has a cherry eye. We were told that he loves other dogs, kids and cats and Susan told us that his previous owner died unexpectedly and the owners sister then came to get to him to live in her backyard.
He initially was living out in her yard with 5 unsocialized Rhodesian Ridgebacks that were kept that way to make them better watch dogs on the property, the problem is they beat him up over and over again even though he completely submitted to them.
So because of this after 2 months of him being beat up by her dogs the sister hooked him back up to his chain and tied him up to the back of the property to be alone and safe from the Rhodesians.
The sister then decided that he had no value and was good for nothing so she was going to post him up on Craigslist for free, we all know the dangers this poses especially for a bully breed.
This was when Susan reached out to us for help and none of us could say no to him.
Susan drove him all the way to us on Saturday and he was promptly placed in the tub to get two flea baths to remove the thousands of fleas off of his body.
Wes and Travis took some pictures of him getting his bath and told us while we were at the auction that this boy is an absolute sweetheart. He is great with all of the other dogs and is great with my granddaughters. He of course was a very hungry boy and it is clear that the task of feeding him was something that had been neglected.
He has been transported to Dr. D's this morning along with all of the others and we will get a better understanding of his health concerns. I find it very doubtful that he will be anything but heart worm positive after living his life outside on a chain but that's okay this horrible life that he has had ends now.
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O I would like to punch this so called human being in the frikin face!!! Unbelievable the way this poor baby was treated! Thank God for you all at DRR & LSDR! Welcome to the sweet life from now on Gary!!
Take the Ridgebacks away from her too! Or tell me where to find them! Wisconsin is just a hop, skip, and a jump away! I have two Ridgebacks...biggest babies I have ever met!
I would love to submit his story to THLN (Texas Humane Legislation Network) to help get the humane tethering law passed in Texas. We need stories like this one to show our legislators how much dogs suffer when chained. Thank you❤
I'll just never ever understand people. Why would you do this to him? Thank goodness someone knew who to contact for help. Finally he gets his life back!!!
Poor baby Gary. I am sorry everyone has neglected you for so long. That changes now. We love you little man! Things are going to get better for you real soon - starting with some delicious meals to get some meat back on your bones!!!
He looks like such a sweetykins <3 Thank you for rescuing this precious soul. All your misery is behind you, sweet boy. Only gentle hands, snuggly laps, and soft beds are ahead.
Would like to chain that person up for a couple days outside with no food or water, having to be infested with those blood hungry fleas. How horrible for the sweet one. The horror and abuse Gary has endured is beyond words. Sweet freedom, soft blankets, and nothing but good things ahead Mr. Gary.
Poor baby he is gorgeous and no dog deserves that life, especially being beat up with nothing to do about. Breaks my heart. So glad he is in a great place now and hopefully if he's heartworm positive, it isn't too bad.
What a shame he has been treated like that and he is still a loving soul. So glad he is getting the care he needs. Every thing is going to be better for you Gary. You are in loving hands now.
He is adorable ! I love the name Gary for him ! What is wrong with people - does anyone know ? At least he is safe now and will be taken care of ! I know someone whose dog has a cherry eye but they did not get it fixed --- I think they told me because it was expensive and it could come back ! I would not care I would have had it done anyways but well there you go !
I wish we could tie her up in the backyard and "forget" to feed her and see how she likes it!! I'm sorry...it's not very charitable of me but it makes me so mad to see animals being treated this way!!! I'm so grateful you all found room to save this sweet boy!! Welcome to heaven, Gary. Life's going to be all good from here on out.
Susan Taylor you are an angel...Lone Star Rescue Team, there are now words to describe the heart and compassion you have for those with no voice..Bless you all!
OMG there truly is a special place in hell for people who do this
You sweet baby are going to be a Ranch favorite! Now, regarding his name...is Spongebob, Sandy, Squidward, Larry, Pearl, Mr Crabs, Patrick In the cards for future rescues.
This story makes me want to hit something very hard... then scream THANK YOU to everyone that works with you to save these lives!
Looks like Santa Fe needs a new ACO/ACI. I'd love to take this case. I'd nail the owner to the wall. The woman took ownership of this animal, makes it her responsibility. This p***es me off. I
Who does this to a dog?? Those people are the ones who need to be chained up outside!!
Insert here a STING OF CUSS words....bad ones addressed to that woman.
He has a handsome and sweet soul, I can see it through his pretty windows. With some love the outer shell will look as beautiful as the inside 😍
Nick a cute guy named Gary 😍😂 just said we need a dog with that name 😀
Huge thank you to Susan, a I big relief that you found it in your hearts to take one more , angels you all are . Welcome Gary , hugs and kisses 😘❤
This poor sweetheart. You know he already feels safe and loved!
Oh, poor baby. So much pain and all he wants is love. 8 years a slave.
Bless his heart... I am SO glad that you all have him now and his new life can begin !!
I don't see how some people have the conscious to do this to animals.