In Anderson, South Carolina, a truly heartless owner abandoned two purebred German shepherds on the side of a country road. As is so true for the breed, the two bonded and loyal dogs waited in the same spot for days – expecting their family to return.
A good Samaritan in the neighborhood found them and cared for dogs for two weeks hoping their owner would return. Tragically, even with a social media campaign which included thousands of shares to find the dogs rightful owner, no one ever responded. Even more tragic is the female recently gave birth to puppies. Was she now expendable? And even though the Anderson County Humane Society is beyond full, on Sunday the organization made room for these two extremely bonded dogs.
Dubbed Odysseus and Penelope, their physical condition is alarming. A Facebook post to update followers includes the dogs’ initial assessment:
“…both are almost bald, pus oozing from their ears, flies have eaten chunks from their ears, Penelope still has milk. Odysseus has a tumor on his chest, and both still had the chain links hooked to their collars. These guys have a long road to recovery. Tomorrow they will be HW (heart worm) tested and thoroughly checked out.”
Both dogs will require extensive care. and the foster based shelter counts on donations to help these serious cases involving veterinarian procedures and lengthy rehabilitation. Please share Odysseus and Penelope’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts to help them receive the care they need. Donations can be made by clicking here. Please indicate the funds are for the shepherds.
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(Photos supplied by Anderson County Humane Society)