In Cypress, Texas, volunteers from the CAMO Rescue group stepped up at the last minute to rescue a senior Shih Tzu from the local Harris County open admission shelter on Wednesday. Never had the group seen so much neglect propounded upon a single dog.
“Some days in rescue are just overwhelming and you just want to cry then kick someone’s ass!,” posted the group’s moderator on their Facebook page as the disturbing photos of a tiny dog just moments away from having been euthanized at a nearby shelter were posted. “How could anyone let this sweet boy (shelter thought it was a girl) get in such bad shape? The smell, omg (sp) the smell is overwhelming. I’ve NEVER seen so much neglect. His ear is full of pus and his back end has ruptured – probably an anal gland. His toe nails are 1/2 ” long. He has cataracts yet he’s grateful and sweet and hungry. Just made us all want to cry.”
And that was the rescue world’s introduction to Trooper – obviously named for the little dog’s perseverance and survival mode. By far he was the worst smelling dog the group had ever saved; the horrible odors caused by his ruptured ear, ruptured anal gland and his rotten teeth. Trooper is expected to need surgery, but first things first – and on Wednesday afternoon, the polite little guy received a bath, a haircut and a gentle grooming. No doubt the years of neglect are heartbreaking, however Trooper’s future promises to bring love and hopefully a forever home.
To help Trooper and the other serious cases, CAMO Rescue has encountered this week, donations can be made by Paypal to CamoRescue@outlook.com or at this link http://www.paypal.me/Camorescue. Checks can be mailed to:
15201 Mason Rd
Cypress TX 77433
(Photos of Trooper – never “seen so much neglect” courtesy of CAMO Rescue)
Check out Trooper’s brief video: