An elderly stray dog that was “exhausted and starving” stayed in his bed for two whole days and slept” following a rescue by the Dublin Society for Protection of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA).
Last week rescue workers at the charity found Gandalf, who was underweight. As well as this Gandalf’s coat was in very poor condition with bald patches and his skin was dry and sore with alopecia.
The DSPCA told Dublin Live: “Gandalf was brought to our treatment area and his carer Lynda said that apart from toilet breaks he stayed in his bed for 2 whole days and slept.
“It’s heartbreaking to see old dogs being forgotten about and discarded but sadly we see it too often.”
Thankfully, Gandalf is now safe and the DSPCA said he is already feeling better, with his vet confirming the pooch’s appetite is “ravenous” and “has hair regrowth and his skin looks less inflamed but still crusty”.
However, the DSPCA care staff and vets will continue to keep a close eye on the ageing dog throughout the coming weeks to make sure that “he receives the best care and lots of love”.
Furthermore, the animal welfare organization are aiming to find a “loving forever home” for Gandalf.
We have a rescue dog. It was abused and then dumped in the business area of a city. The dog was hit by a car and was taken to a local veterinarian. When released we adopted her. She was afraid of any man. We worked hard get her to feel loved. She now feels loved and is a part of the family. She loves to play with the grandkids. I don’t know why people get an animal and then mistreat it.
I got a cat one time who was adopted and returned a couple times and even had his tail slammed in a door and amputated. I rescued him he was about a year old and it took about two years for him to come out of the closet. He turned out to be a wonderful cat I had him 17 years.
Another happy ending for a starving and exhausted dog who is now being cared for by staff and vet. It is so good to read a happy ending whereby the dog should have had a happy life with lots of good food and love the way it is supposed to be. So glad there are caring people, not just people without a conscience. May God bless all of you!!!!