Shepherd died in excruciating pain after owner let infection eat away half its face

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A German shepherd cross named Lenny died in excruciating pain after his owner never took him to the vet and let a prolonged raging infection eat away half of the dog’s face. The dog had a  four-inch gaping wound extending from his ear to his mouth; the infection so severe maggots had been crawling in and out of the dog’s face.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the dog’s owner, Theresa Dixon, 57,  of Merseyside, United Kingdom stated the hole in her dog’s face opened up less than a half-hour before she rushed him to a local vet on May 31. A court hearing at the Wirral Magistrates Court described the eight-year-old dog’s fur as “matted and thick with dirt” with maggots  crawling underneath. Dixon did not appear in court.

“She said the animal had been scratching his face due to recurrent ear infections and she had been treating it at home,” stated RSPCA Inspector Chris Murphy who said Dixon tried to treat the dog’s horrible infection using advice from the Internet.

According to the RSPCA, Lenny would have survived had Dixon taken her dog to the vet for treatment sooner. When questioned the woman told authorities Lenny had only been to the vet once when he was a puppy. She admitted she saw how terrible the wound was, but had been “scared” to take the dog to the vet insisting he always had scratched his ears and in the past she had cleaned them with white vinegar and water which she read off the Internet.

As far as her dog’s matted condition, Dixon said Lenny wasn’t permitted in most of the house and slept in a separate section and part of the kitchen, so she never thought about getting him groomed.

Dixon was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. A warrant was issued for her to be brought to court for sentencing. Tragically, Lenny’s injuries were too severe, and vets said the kindest act for him was to be humanely euthanized.

Rest in peace Lenny. We hope you get some justice.

(Photo of Lenny, the shepherd  who suffered in excruciating pain via the RSPCA)

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16 replies
  1. Alisa clark says:

    Rip Lenny my heart ❤️ is broken because of the scum human that was suppose too love and take care of you let you down… I’m sure you loved them till the very end. It hurts too think about the pain you went through it was so unacceptable ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Marsha Squibb says:

    Are you stupid you fucken asshole AND HEARTLESS?????You saw this poor baby day in and day out and did NOTHING to help him!!!I am so angry right now…I’d like to torture you slowly till you died… Your a rotten piece if shit..I wish you the worst!!!

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    • Nancy Raymond says:

      I’m right there with you Marsha – may this miserable selfish bitch die a slow painful death and no one cares. Lenny deserved much better than to be stuck with such a hunk of sewer sludge.

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  3. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Poor Lenny, it’s terrible when your human fails you and you have to pay the ultimate price. She should be sentenced and put in jail for a very long time and never be allowed to take care of another animal. She doesn’t have the common sense to take care of any living thing! RIP Lenny!

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  4. Red says:

    PUT THIS DUMB BROAD AWAY for many years. PLUS fine her at least $10,000 and Ban her FOR LIFE from ever owning, adopting, or living with a pet for the rest of her worthless, useless, excuse of a life.

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  5. Adrienne says:

    Why when she saw his condition deteriorate, did she not take him to the vet? Is it because of the money? She could have taken him there and relinquished the dog if she did not have the finances to pay for his treatment. I am certain a rescue would have taken him. Instead, because of her selfishness, her loyal dog is dead, another live animal who depended on her but she let him down when he needed her help. RIP Lenny, many people cared about you.

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  6. carrie ainsley says:

    Seriously what is wrong with people? I don’t buy her story for one second, and I hope whoever hands her the sentence doesn’t believe it either.

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    • Bunny Peters says:

      I agree with you. WTF is wrong with this disgusting POS???

      That poor furbaby had all the love in the world to share. He did not deserve to be horribly treated by the one person in the world who should have cared for him….. seeing his snap brings tears to my eyes….. I don’t think he was ever “unconditionally loved”…..

      RIP Lenny. Please look for MacKitty in Heaven and he will introduce you to all of his wonderful snuggle buddies…..

      The useless POS who failed you in every way possible has a special place reserved in Hell where she will burn forever for her cruelty…… Here’s hoping she gets there ASAP after dying alone, terrified and in paim…..

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  7. sue says:

    This vile animal abusing bitch must pay big-time. I would love to see hydrochloric acid poured on this bitches face and to see how she reacts to her face being disintegrated and her level of severe pain.RIP at rainbow bridge beautiful severely abused Lenny.

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  8. Joanne says:

    😡😤😭😩😲😧☹️🤬😟😭😤☹️😫😢😡 HEARTBREAKING, HORRIBLE, SAD AND DISTRUBING!!! THIS MAKES ME EXTREMELY ANGRY AND ENRAGED!!! THE DESPICABLE OWNER OF POOR INNOCENT LENNY SHOULD BE PROSECUTED TO THE MAXIMUM DEGREE! LENNY WAS HORRIFICALLY NEGLECTED, MISTREATED, ABUSED, AND BETRAYED BY THE CRUEL AND CALLOUS SUB-HUMAN WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO CARE, PROTECT AND LOVE LENNY. POOR INNOCENT LENNY WAS HORRIBLY FAILED BY THAT DISGUSTING HEARTLESS, SOULLESS SCUMBAG BITCH! MY HEART BLEEDS FOR THE AGONIZING PAIN AND PROLONGED SUFFERING LENNY ENDURED BECAUSE THAT SCUMBAG DID NOT CARE ENOUGH TO TAKE LENNY TO THE VET. POOR LENNY LIVED A PAINFUL, PITIFUL AND PATHETIC EXISTENCE. I’M CERTAIN POOR LENNY NEVER HAD A BATH IN HIS LIFE, AND WAS MISTREATED, ABUSED, AND PROFOUNDLY NEGLECTED HIS ENTIRE LIFE. HIS LIFE WAS SAD, LONELY, PATHETIC, AND HE WAS ABUSED PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY. HE DIED AN EXCRUCIATINGLY PAINFUL, UNBEARABLE, LONELY DEATH! ANGEL LENNY, REST IN SWEET HEAVENLY PEACE. YOU ARE NOW IN THE TENDER LOVING CARE OF JESUS. PLAY AND RUN WITH THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN’S SOFT FLUFFY CLOUDS. ANGEL LENNY I’M PRAYING FOR YOUR DESERVED JUSTICE AND THAT EVIL MONSTER IS SEVERELY PUNISHED! RIP PRECIOUS ANGEL LENNY 😇💙🧚🏻‍♂️🌷🌈🌻🦋♥️😇🐶😇♥️🦋🌻🌈🌷🧚🏻‍♀️💙😇

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