There is one JRT in a shelter but she has a bite history and I am afraid my hands are tied with that one :-( Totally sucks b/c I don't think it was the dogs fault but if our insurance found out... we would be screwed!
This is Josie!
This is Earl:
Dante left today to go to Kathy's who will hopefully be able to work with him and help him through his "issues" I really like that little guy, I am sure with Kathy he will be fine.
Then for the crappy part of this weekend......... DAPHNE!
Daphne was brought into our rescue in September 2006. She was scared and shy and had obviously been horribly miss treated. The foster home worked with her and she was doing so well. This young single mom filled out an application and wanted to adopt Daphne for her 9 year old son. She thought it would be good for her 9 year old since he was a bit sad that his dad left. The foster mom and I spoke to the potential adopter of Daphne a million times. It seemed like a great match for the boy and Daphne. The boy and Daphne have been best buds for 3 years.
The mom in the past 3 years, go married, moved, had a baby and is due to have a 2nd baby with her new husband. According to the mom the new dad doesn't really care for Daphne and is always yelling at her. Since they are having baby #2 the dad wants the dog gone. Her son is really upset about this but the dog has got to go.
So, yesterday Sunday Daphne gets dropped off at my house. She was wearing a black coat and the guy brought with her a box of stuff. It was horrible. The box of stuff consisted of a torn up blanket that the guy said she slept on, two toys with some of the stuffing torn out, a new rope toy, a bag of some nasty Kibble and Bits dog food (seriously shredded news paper has more nutritional value) and a leash.
I threw away all the toys that were torn open and the blanket. I took the dog food and gave it to the chickens. Poor Daphne was so confused.
I took Daphne in the house and took off her coat and noticed that her hair on her back was rubbed off / thin and she had a few thin spots of hair on her head, her belly was all red too. Not sure what is going on with her. I have a vet appointment tonight so hopefully it is nothing more then being on crappy food.
I was able to touch base with the foster mom who had her 3 years ago. They are meeting me at the vet office tonight to get her back. I think that would be best for Daphne because it will be familiar to her.
I feel so horrible. I feel like I failed this little dog. Totally sucks. Hopefully this time I won't fail her....