19 Carolina Dogs…and an Embedded Collar case
Scott Messinger was off again to add to his total…
This trip started to be a bust, as we had lots of last minute cancellations from the SC senders…But, after opening up the trip to other rescues, we soon found ourselves overfull.
Passengers included 2 sets of moms and pups, 4 hound mixes, and lots of pups…but the real showstopper was the poor hound whose throat looked like it was sliced raw. He was clearly in pain, but still very trusting, as he allowed us to handle him with ease.
This poor fellow had an embedded collar…For the uninitiated, that;s when an owner places a collar on their little puppy, and through complete negligence and/or plain CRUELTY allows that same puppy collar to dig into the dogs neck, year after year, NEVER ALLOWING FOR THE DOGS NECK TO GROW.
If left untreated the dog succumbs from a crushed airway, infection, or any one of a number of things. Apologies for the graphic photo, but if one person can learn from the damage an embedded collar can do, it will have been worth it.
Stops included were Rocky Mt. Wilson, NC, Chesterfield, SC, and Whiteville, NC, before returning to Philadelphia. Rescues involved were The Sanctuary (PA), Columbus County Animal Control, NC, Chesterfield County Humane, and Burlington County Animal Advocates.
Special thanks to The Sanctuary in Haffsville, PA, for sending for this injured hound, and to Lumberton Vetinarians in NC, who agreed to drive our injured boy to the airport at the last minute so he could get North to rehab and rescue.