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Help Needed for This Poor Soul

We are fighting against time to save this poor St Bernard .... if you can help please do so straight away.

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.

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Pat Thomas March 04, 2013 at 05:01 AM
THAT is a St. Bernard?!? *jaw!floor* He looks more like an over-sized rat terrier, the poor thing. I'm sorry I can't help, but hopefully someone out there can.
nikley March 04, 2013 at 10:11 PM
I hope the owner has been found.....whoever it was needs to be tied up and treated the same
bobby black March 05, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Do you know of anything that will help arthritis in the hips of a dog? Thanks
Penny Miller March 06, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Hi Bobby, Arthritis is an inflammatory condition so we use anti inflammatory foods to help combat the pain. My own dog has pain in the neck from arthritis and so we give him fresh turmeric in his food, we dont give any wheat, we feed plenty of fish and we use ginger for pain. I also use the amazing services of Gwinnett Animal Hospital on Mc Gee Road in Snellville who are a fantastic resource for us and many of my clients. They are a very different type of vets as they have one foot in holistic treatment, and one foot in traditional medicine. They have an amazing massage therapist, Andrea Haupt, who has brought life to the creakiest bones right in front of my eyes. The vets give you time and patience, and its unlike anywhere else.
Mary Williams April 15, 2013 at 08:53 PM
I cannot help because I am without a job and barely hanging on to a place to live at this point but will somebody out there please help this poor baby. How could anybody do this. St. Bernards are beautiful, playful, happy creatures of this earth and I hope the owner pays for this.

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