The miracle happened — he was rescued! To donate to the rescue that took on this adorable but huge medical bill, please consider donating here.
Stumpy will probably die never having known what it’s like to be loved. He was born with a severely deformed left front leg. He tries to walk on it, creating sores. Because of his deformity, he was chained on a five foot lead and used as a guard dog. A volunteer wrote:
He’s been alone, unloved, and neglected for his entire life. When he was seized by Animal Control he had no food or water and was living in his own filth.”
Because of the neglect, Stumpy is terrified at the shelter. He takes treats gently and allows petting, but he remains huddled in the corner. He doesn’t run to the cage door when potential adopters come by. Only his eyes show his desperation and his desire for affection.
Stumpy is under two years old, and he has never felt a loving caress or a human leg to lean on. Stumpy is not an easy dog. He needs patience and lots and lots of love. There will be medical bills. A caring owner and veterinarian would have removed the deformed leg to prevent him from trying to use it.
Stumpy is in the Jackson County NC Animal Shelter. While they try to not kill, they are an open access shelter. That means they must take in strays and owner-relinquished dogs. When the 15 cages are filled, the least adoptable dog gets killed. That’s the reality.
The reality is that Stumpy is the least adoptable dog.
The shelter volunteer is begging for help — without it, Stumpy will die:
Stumpy is the very definition of “least adoptable dog” He’s shy, scared, malnourished and crippled. The only humans he’s ever known abused him horribly, and whether he lives or dies depends entirely on people he’s never met who see him on a computer screen. What a strange world we live in.”
- Facebook thread
- Jackson County NC Animal Shelter
- Chris Tyson, LACO, 463 Airport Rd., Sylva, NC
Stumpy is not neutered yet, so his adoption is $70.00, which includes his rabies shot and a Voucher for his MANDATORY neutering. This is enforced!
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