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.
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.”
The Featured Adoptable Pet on this sidebar has been updated ensuring the rescue is still active on Petfinder. They were chosen at random around the country:
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England
Angels Under Our Wings Cocker Spaniel Rescue (Victoria, BC)
Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas-Houston
Second Chance Cocker Rescue (CA)
Camp Cocker (CA)
Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue (NY)
Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue (VA)
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If you’re interested what your pet eats, please watch a documentary about the pet food industry called Pet Fooled. Veterinarian, Dr. Karen Becker, appears in the film. She’s one of the reasons I became interested in raw diets 5 years ago. The film will be released on vimeo, iTunes, vudu, and cable on demand, January 10, 2017.
You have well-meaning loving veterinarians recommending foods not because they have sound nutritional background but because that’s all that they know.