Arrival Story: Whoppie somehow ended up in the County Pound about 10 years ago. She weighed only 28 pounds, has almost no fur on her back and the rest of the fur was matted and stringy. You could see every vertebra and her hip bones. She was isolated due to them thinking she had mange. She was to be held 3 days and killed. Luckily, one of the members of our local Darke County (Ohio) Humane Society visited the Pound and rescued Whoppie. (Cases of abuse, neglect or injury are supposed to go to the Humane Society versus the Pound). She was isolated until the Vet could examine her. I peeked at her through the window (I'm quite involved with the Humane Society). I knew immediately that she was my girl! I went in and gently hugged her neck. She is the spitting image of Thumper, my dog someone killed when I was a teen! The Vet examined her and determined that she was suffering from extreme malnutrition and that caused her fur loss - not mange! We nursed her back to health. Despite what she went through, she has a wonderful, gentle spirit! I call her the "Earth Mother" as she takes care of everyone - the cat will sleep on her, she washes my little dachshund, and she loves her Mom!
MUTTS ARE BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!