I have to apologize if this picture is upsetting at all, but the St. Bernard that we are trying so hard to save has been through hell and lived to tell the tale.
I am sharing this picture so that you can see how terrible a state he was in when Jim at Animal Control in Elberton found him, and how far they have brought him. When we talk about abuse cases, this is what they look like. In this picture, he was less than 65 pounds, at his normal weight he would be around 140 or 150, Jim says.
Thanks to the work that Animal Control have done, risking their lives and limbs with this very aggressive dog to feed him, today he weighs about 80 pounds and is on the road to being healthier. He is still a dangerous dog at this point though.
I know that you all adore the pictures we post on the Desperate Dogs Facebook every day of all the dogs having fun; lots of dogs aren't that lucky though, and this poor guy was the victim of abuse and neglect. We are trying to get some help in his rehabilitation program as he is going to be a fairly long term case. I am happy to do the first 10 days, I was happy to give 17 days of free rehab for him, however, the soonest they can get me in to see and evaluate him is next Tuesday which means I only have 10 days to work on him here at the Ranch, if we can indeed get him here at all.
To pull this off, we will need back up, another professional organization ready to take this on, after we do the foundational work, to help get him ready to go to a rescue. We will still be involved but just have no room to board him after the 15th. If anyone has a heart to help him, however you are able to do so, please call me, Penny at 678-936-2771. His time and his options are running out.