German shepherd pup dumped at shelter after enduring motor oil treatments for mange

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Is is hard to believe Pancho is a German shepherd barely one-year-old? According to the Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers, this sweet, young dog had been surrendered on Saturday because he refused to eat; that’s after months and months of homemade treatments including having being doused with motor oil to rid him of mange.

“This dog sat in someone’s backyard, getting worse and worse over the last three months, enduring homemade mange treatments like motor oil and a purple dip. Apparently along the way he stopped eating too, probably because he was just too damn miserable.

He is one year old. This is Houston, y’all,” a Harris County shelter volunteer wrote on their organization’s Facebook page.

When brought in, Pancho weighed 69 pounds; a dog his breed and his size should average in the 96 pound range. And when Pancho, curled up in the back of a pickup truck, arrived at the shelter, his owner called his demodectic mange incurable, and that was the reason she had decided to surrender him to the shelter.

On Monday evening, Vals Pals submitted a rescue tag for Pancho. Funds will be needed to help with his medical expenses. Click here to help Pancho realize life is much better than what he has known for the first part of his life.

(Photo of Pancho after motor oil treatments)

Make sure to check out the Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers page on Facebook. No sooner does one dog leave the shelter with a new family or rescue group, another desperate case enters the shelter. Be a hero for a dog and adopt your next best friend. Volunteers work very hard to help; won’t you be part of the solution too?

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22 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Hey idiot owner, you take the dog to the VETERINARIAN to treat mange and I bet it would have cleared up! I’m glad Poncho is safe now and getting the love and treatment he deserves.

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another innocent victim of an ignorant, cheap idiot who could not be bothered to take Pancho to a vet for proper treatment – I hope he fully recovers and gets the safe loving home he was previously denied.

  3. John says:

    Damn Dog Owner who did this to a Dog should be brought up on Charges for doing this. Karma says Take your Dog to a Vet. You stupid Idiot. I Hope that you never Have another Dog again. To put it point Blank, you Don’t leave any Animal outside. Bring Him inside.

  4. pennysdachshunds says:

    The whole state of TEXASS is appears is sharing ONE BRAIN CELL!!! Is there some sort of stigma for taking YOUR PET to a VET for some Assistance and Help with a very curable skin condition!!! DAH!!! The “LONE STAR” STATE is PATHATIC!!!

      • pennysdachshund says:

        I BEG YOUR PARDON , BUT trying reading the posts, and news, TEXASS by far OUT SHINES any STATE IN the USA for Torture , Neglect, Maiming, and Abandonment …. I have read One Post about abuse of a dog, and one of a horse in my STATE in time this site has been in operation!!!! What IS -IS!!!

  5. Helen says:

    No surprise the idiot is a Texan. Too cheap or stupid to take his pup to the Vet! I hope Poncho finds a loving family.

  6. Leisa Muellet says:

    I realize this ignorant moron was from Texas. But I’ve seen a lot of comments stereotyping Texans. The abuse is EVERYWHERE. Open your eyes.

  7. Kathleen Drude says:

    The level of stupidity here is amazing! Motor oil to kill mange? Who the hell is the moron that told this idiot that this would cure mange? Just when i think im ready to crown the most stupid human ever a new contender appears!

  8. kg says:

    Ive met lots of people who told me they have heard of this method. I tell them its toxic and then I read the danger on the mange meds…and its highly toxic too. Its an old method from the 1900s…before people should know better.


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