Abused 8-month-old shepherd left in cage in veterinarian’s office for weeks

No 8-month-old shepherd should look like this. The Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago was asked  by the Garrido Stray and Rescue Foundation to take on Brady and the shepherd puppy’s medical care.

Animal advocates  agree just looking at this German shepherd puppy makes our hearts hurt. Fortunately, his new life began on Monday as the 8-month-old shepherd’s story began to unravel.

“This poor 8 month puppy has not only been abused by his previous owner but left in a cage at a vet for weeks until someone would pay the $179 bill. I can promise you that we will be looking into it.

Brady is this puppy’s new name, as his former name was disgusting. It truly showed the character of his previous owner,” posted the Trio Animal Foundation on their social media page.

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This post has not been changed but we wanted you to see video of Brady…Please Help This 8 Month Old German Shepherd Puppy…TAF is asking for sponsors to help pay for the medical care of Brady and really just whatever will make him feel better. This poor 8 month puppy has not only been abused by his previous owner but left in a cage at a vet for weeks until someone would pay the $179 bill. I can promise you that we will be looking into it.Brady is this puppy's new name, as his former name was disgusting. It truly showed the character of his previous owner.Right now we are focusing on Brady’s skin condition and helping him to gain around 20 more pounds. We haven’t even done any of the other major testing that we normally do, but this is a start. We are going to give him two weeks of oral medications and medicated baths to help get him get more comfortable. During this time, we will be working on his trust issues, as he is at such an impressionable age and has already missed out on so much socialization. I know that we have a lot of German Shepherd supporters out there and I am sure that you have never seen a case like Brady’s. It is so sad to say that we are so used to seeing cases like this in pitbulls but are truly blown away when we see it in another breed… so unfair on so many levels.It is going to takes months to try and put Brady back together again. If you could please help us cover his medical expenses, we would greatly appreciate it.Any donations can be made at www.trioanimalfoundation.org. If you are making a donation via a smartphone and are unable to earmark your donation, please forward your receipt to sue@trioanimalfoundation.org.Please share this post and bring awareness to Brady’s plight for help. We are going to do everything in our power to makes things right for this dog. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Trio Animal Foundation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Brady is 20-pounds underweight. At this time, the emphasis is on nutrition and his severe skin condition. He is being administered two weeks of oral medications as well as medicated baths to make him more comfortable. Since he apparently lacks socialization skills, the staff will be working on Brady’s trust issues.

“I know that we have a lot of German Shepherd supporters out there, and I am sure that you have never seen a case like Brady’s. It is so sad to say that we are so used to seeing cases like this in pitbulls but are truly blown away when we see it in another breed… so unfair on so many levels.”

In addition to the multiple skin issues, Brady’s eyes continue to bother him. Parts of his skin feel like sandpaper while other parts of his skin tissue is paper thin and bleed when he scratches – a puppy just looking for some relief.

“The only time Brady looks like he finds any relief is when he is rubbing his face on you or burying his head in your arms. To think that he has been in such bad shape for so many months is incomprehensible… he is a frickin’ puppy!”

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UPDATE: THANKS TO ALL OF OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS…WE HAVE MET THE $1000 MATCH OFFER! ————————A ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS OFFERED TO MATCH UP TO $1,000 IN DONATIONS TODAY… PLEASE, REACHING THIS GOAL WOULD BE BEYOND HELPFUL! ————————The post below is the same as last night but we wanted you to be able to see updated video of Brady.——-Looking at 8 month old German Shepherd puppy Brady makes your heart hurt… We have started working with different veterinarians to see what the best form of treatment will be for Brady. His skin has several different issues going on and his eyes are really bothering him. The itching all over his body is almost too much for him to handle and if he scratches himself he bleeds. Parts of his skin feel like sandpaper while the others feel like tissue paper. The only time Brady looks like he finds any relief is when he is rubbing his face on you or burying his head in your arms. To think that he has been in such bad shapes for so many months is incomprehensible… he is a frickin’ puppy!Right now Brady is on several medications and is being monitored for any complications. Some of the best veterinarians are weighing in and working together to bring Brady as much comfort as quickly as possible.It will take months of medical care but we know that we can get him where he needs to be. Currently, Brady is almost 20 pounds underweight and is in desperate need of socialization. We are going to do everything in our power to keep him mentally stimulated during his recovery process and work on training. He may not feel well but he is still a very impressionable puppy who is growing into some very big paws. If you would like to help sponsor Brady, we would really appreciate it. Any donations can be made at www.trioanimalfoundation.org. If you are making a donation via a smartphone and are unable to earmark your donation, please forward your receipt to sue@trioanimalfoundation.org.Please keep Brady in your thoughts and prayers… he really needs his spirits lifted.

Posted by Trio Animal Foundation on Friday, August 17, 2018

Any donations can be made at www.trioanimalfoundation.org. If you are making a donation via a smartphone and are unable to earmark your donation, please forward your receipt to sue@trioanimalfoundation.org

Videos and photos courtesy of Trio Animal Foundation.

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