Neglected dog gets compassionate good-bye

Shelter gives neglected dog, found in a ditch, a kind and compassionate good-bye

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A badly neglected dog, found in a ditch near Manitowoc, Wisconsin, was given a compassionate and kind good-bye from shelter staff at the Lakeshore Humane Society. The hound, dubbed Mabel, was suffering with a multitude of health issues by the time that she was discovered…from cancerous tumors and horribly overgrown nails, to a body riddled with ball bullets.

Unconscionable neglect and abuse

Someone ignored Mabel’s suffering for a very, very long time – someone allowed her cancer to grow unchecked, her nails to curl painfully into her paws and her body to grow weak and fragile. The Lakeshore Humane Society wrote:

It’s nearly impossible not to have an emotional reaction to images like this, but there is a critical message that we can’t ignore. This happens in our community, and as animal lovers, we should feel compelled to join together to not only prevent it, but end it. This female hound was found in a ditch along HWY Q. She was emaciated, riddled with ball bullets, and dying of cancer.

A kind good-bye

Mabel may not have known much in the way of kindness in her life, but in the end, she was surrounded by people who cared about her. The shelter wrote:

No matter what their story, we ensure the humane and compassionate treatment of all animals entrusted to our care. We named her Mabel and in our hearts she belonged to us. She was safe, warm, and surrounded by love as she passed away peacefully earlier today.

Rest in peace Mabel – you mattered.

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11 replies
  1. Melissa Gurley says:

    So sad thank you for giving this beautiful dog kindness and love it’s just so terrible how some people treat their animals I keep.fighting to end abuse but sometimes it feels like a never ending battle.Rest in peace sweet Mabel you were loved and your life mattered

  2. Adrienne says:

    Dear Mabel, wish you had been found sooner and you might have had a better chance to receive the life you so rightfully deserved. Whoever did this to you, may they never have a moments piece and be riddled with every known disease there is. We are grateful to the shelter for being there for you and giving you the love you should have had your whole life. RIP Mabel and be pain free and run around with all the other healthy animals at the Rainbow Bridge.

  3. pennysdachshnds says:

    WOW!!! our USA Becomes More INFESTED WITH VERMIN Ranging in the SINGLE Digits to Seniors in their 80’s. It is Men, Women, Teens, Elder’s of All RACES , All WALKS OF LIFE that Torture, Abuse, Maim, the very Helpless and Needy Companion Animal’s that are simply LOOKING for COMPANIONSHIP, LOVE, HOPE and DESERVE THOSE VERY THINGS!!!

  4. Dalma Bugg says:

    Rest In Peace beautiful precious Mabel, I am so terribly sorry humans made you suffer so terribly but I’m thankful that at the end you were loved, and treated kindly and gently so that you could slip away quietly OTRB.
    There is not a word to describe this kind of heinous abuse and cruelty though we all try to find one. Whoever did this to precious Mabel will meet their Maker one day, and He alone will administer justice befitting the crime.

  5. Bunny Peters says:

    As sad as it is that this precious Mabel died, at least she knew loving care during her final hours instead of dying alone, afraid, in pain and unloved…..

    RIP precious Mabel. You did NOT deserve to be abused….. please look for MacKitty in Heaven and you can RIP amongst loving snuggle buddies.

    Precious treasure Mabel, your life mattered. I hope the POS’s who abused and abandoned you are found, prosecuted and punished severely.

    The POS’s who abused you will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty……. let’s hope they get there ASAP after suffering a terrible death in pain, alone, afraid and unloved…….


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