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Recovering Dogs in Need of Loving Homes

Three Dogs Getting Ready for Adoption



    Recovering Dogs in Need of Loving Homes

    Three dogs who were once abused are now searching for loving homes.

    Hubert, a 2-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix; 3-year-old Beck, a Pomeranian; and 5-year-old Hugo, a pit bull mix, were taken in by the Washington Humane Society last week.

    The society’s president said each dog came in with extraordinary medical conditions that strained the budget to its capacity.

    Beck was surrendered to the WHS with two broken front legs. “Even worse than the broken legs,” said WHS CEO Lisa LaFontaine, “bandages had been put on and not changed and so the skin on his legs got infected.”

    Beck was treated by veterinarians and is making a full recovery. LaFontaine described him as a really sweet dog who “deserves the best.”

    Hubert is another dog she’s grown fond of.  He was rescued by a good Samaritan who found him on the side of the road.  The Jack Russell terrier mix suffered a severe leg fracture and cuts after being hit by a car on I-295.

    “A dog like this, he didn’t deserve to get hit and left by the side of the road,” LaFontaine said.  “What he did deserve though is for us to rush to his aid and give him what he needed and find him the perfect home.”

    Hugo is also on the road to recovery. The pit bull mix was dropped off to WHS by his owners supposedly for health reasons.

    He was unable to open his jaw, eat regularly and do the things normal dogs can do. Veterinarians who treated him believe he suffered a crushing blow to the head that caused his skull and his jaw to heal together on one side.

    “He’s getting better day by day,” LaFontaine said.  “We think he’s going to have a normal life now and we are so privileged that we could give him the opportunity.”

    If you would like to donate money to help heal animals who’ve been abused or neglected, click here. Click here to get more information on how to adopt.