A Dog Shouldn't Be Put Down Because of Its Looks
This sweet young dog was deemed unworthy of veterinary treatment, for nothing more than her appearance.
When this little girl went to Animal Control, she was not even given a chance.
No one took a picture of her, fed her, removed her fleas or helped with her pain. She had no name, and her cage was labeled "E." That means euthanasia.
Luckily for this girl and another, someone who volunteered in this facility felt she was worth it. The volunteer says her cage care had been turned around, and she knew that if this dog was going to get out it was going to have to be right then.
She had to go back to work, but first she spoke with the person working there. The person working immediately got this little girl straight to the vet.
The vet said she had Demodex Mange, a yeast infection and was heartworm negative (a huge plus). She was about 10 months old. What a life at 10 months!
Fortunately, Demodex Mange is curable, and so is yeast. The one thing that is not curable is putting her to sleep.
This pup is one of the sweetest, most lovable girls you can imagine, but she had not been given a chance before she was scheduled for euthanasia. The only hope she had was for her original owner, who allowed the skin condition to happen, to come pick her up. Because her information wasn't sent out to any rescue groups to possibly help her, no one knew that she even existed.
She is lucky that one lady walked through and saw her, and the other took action to save her life. They only had 1½ hours to do it. Talk about fast workers. This one was saved, but there are many who have not been.
This is not unusual in Animal Control facilities. Sometimes the people in charge just look at the outside of a dog and decide it should be put down. They do not look into its eyes and see its soul and the love that it wants. These dogs only want love, and to give it back. No matter what happens to them, they still have a soul.
Is it right for someone to decide to put a dog to sleep because of its looks? I don’t think so, and I want to get it to stop.