Pets are a great responsibility and it’s baffling how some people are still unable to comprehend that.
Recently, a ten-week-old chow chow was forced to have his leg amputated when he was sent away to his new owners in Essex. The puppy was bought online and was wrapped in a towel when delivered to them, leaving them oblivious to the puppy’s condition.
Now called Gus, his owners had noticed a decline in the puppy’s health as he was seen struggling to walk on his front paw. However, when they tried to contact the breeder, they continued to deny that there was anything wrong leaving the family no choice but to hand Gus over to Dogs Trust Basildon Rehoming Centre as they were unable to afford the medical fees.
There, Gus finally had his leg amputated and Lisa Cooper, who manages the organisation, stated that Gus’s breeder still denied the injury and refused to take him back. She also said that Gus’s condition was so severe that he needed to be amputated if not put to sleep.
Therefore, Basildon Rehoming Centre staff immediately took Gus to the local veterinary hospital where x-rays confirmed that his leg was deformed and ulcerated and sadly could not be repaired.
As of now, Gus is not able to be re-homed and is currently recovering from his surgery. He’ll also be starting his physiotherapy soon.
Lisa also praises Gus’s current family for doing the right thing. The Dog Trust CEO, Owen Sharp also gave thanks for the phenomenal support from the public as they were able to “Change the tale for Gus” as reported in The Daily Mail.