Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Friend in Need

Hey everyone,

As most of you know I am a dog trainer working at a local Petco store. In my line of work, I meet a ton of really interesting, caring and giving people. But sometimes the most giving need a little getting in their lives.

One of the amazing people I have met and befriended over the last 2 years is Kim. She owns 2 dogs, Baylee and Yogi and volunteers for as a foster for a local rescue (who shall remain nameless and they are total ass-hats). Recently she had 9 dogs crowding her little house, 7 of which she nursed back from the brink of death. (One, Nugget had a corncob and 24 inches removed from his intestines because someone tied him up outside and left town)... Almost all the puppies have gotten homes and she is down to 5 total in the house.

Anyway, Kim was fostering a puppy (a 35 pound puppy, but a puppy none the less) who red lined (read: went bat-sh*t crazy) and attacked Kim's personal dog Baylee. The "puppy" wouldn't let Baylee go and Kim got physically involved. Both Baylee and Kim ended up with several VERY bad bite/puncture wounds and both went to the ER for treatment. This happened about a week and a half ago.

The rescue group is refusing to pay for the medical bills for Kim or Baylee.

Also, Kim called me today, in tears and told me Yogi (her other personal dog) went to the vet for a dental cleaning and the idiot vet tech "forgot" to turn on Yogi's oxygen while he was under anesthesia... For FIVE minutes. The vet is expecting Yogi to have some brain damage, though the extent isn't known yet.

I also just want to let you all know Yogi and Baylee are both A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen graduates and are currently working on becoming Therapy Dogs.

I know the animal community bands together for friends, and I am asking everyone if they can visit and give what you can. Also, if you want to PM me, I can give you an address to send money, treats, food or toys for this kind-hearted woman.

Long story short for the "TLDR" Crowd... A friend was fostering a dog that bit the heck out of my friend and her dog. Also, life sucks and her other dog may be brain damaged due to negligent vet practices. Help!