Neglected cocker spaniel in Queen Creek, Arizona

Maricopa County police were checking on the welfare of Sandra Wood when they discovered a horrible case animal neglect. Detective Dave Evans said it took him a while before he realized he was looking at a dog since it was covered in so much matted hair. “It was so matted on the back legs that the leg joints were unable to bend and they were kind of in a ‘locked position.'” Police had to cut off four pounds of hair just to transport her for medical care. Even after the hair was removed “Lillie” had difficulty walking on her hind legs.

Lillie the cocker spaniel
Lillie the cocker spaniel

Wood was charged with four counts of animal cruelty. Wood herself was transported to a hospital for medical care. A horse on the property had to be euthanized. Detective Evans said “All the ribs, bones were showing. The horse was in real bad shape.”

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Hoshi had a bath and trim. It’s cold out but I shaved him down since his coat was too long. He actually let me shave his legs and paws this time. He hates the electric clippers on his front legs for some reason. I figured out an easier way to do the bottom lip — He won’t hold still. I start from his chin and shave up to his bottom lip. That’s against the grain but it lets me get at his lip.

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Gundog owners speak out against Crufts

A Parti-color American cocker won Best in Show at Crufts. The winner named Miami had a stunning silky coat but gundog owners felt he didn’t fit the sportsman image.