HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY WISHES FROM SOME OBHR ALUMNI
~Ohio Basset Hound Rescue was contacted by the local Humane Society regarding a situation with a family whose 5 basset hounds were not being properly taken care of. The dog warden had visited the home twice before and found the five dogs being kept in a fenced area in the back yard. Two of the males were chained and all of the dogs had only wooden houses for shelter with no hay or straw inside for warmth. All were obviously mal-nourished. The owner said they were unable to care for the dogs because of health issues and the weather conditions but when the OBR volunteers arrived to pick up the dogs there were other capable adults there who helped us to carry the dogs to their vehicles. Two of the dogs were found to have cherry eye in both eyes. All of the dogs appeared mal-nourished and were flea covered. Thanks to the dog warden and the local Humane Society , who contacted Ohio Basset Rescue, these dogs will now have a chance at having a happy ending to their story.
The first reports from OBR’s vet verified that all dogs were extremely underweight. Aussie, the red and white male weighed the most at 24 lbs.. Karma, the Tri-Color female was the lightest at 20 lbs. Linus, the male basset with cherry eye had his surgery yesterday and has scarring on his eyes as a result of having this condition for several years. The vet thinks he can see but his vision is blurry. We will continue to update this post once all of the dogs have been vetted. Eve is the little female who also has cherry eye in both eyes and her eyes appeared worse than Linus. Once the dogs have been vetted and have been deemed ok by the vet they will be available to approved adopters for foster or adoption.
The dogs are Aussie, who is said to be 4 in August, Eve who was 4 in January, Karma, who will be 2 in May, Linus (aka Little Man) who will be 4 in August and Buster who was said to be about 8.
Donations in any amount for the care of these dogs is VERY much appreciated. They can be sent via PayPal by using the yellow PayPal button on the left, from the Ohio Basset Hound Rescue website donation link (www.ohiobassetrescue.org) or by check to Ohio Basset Hound Rescue, P.O. Box 333, Newtonsville, Ohio 45158. If you are not able to donate at this time prayers and healing drool are also very much appreciated.
Unfortunately Eve has tested Heartworm Positve. She will now have to undergo the lengthy and potentially dangerous heartworm treatment. She also has obvious eye trauma and just how much vision she actually has is yet to be determined. Eve requires a quiet home while she under goes her heartworm treatment. Aussie needs a special home where he will get lots of one on one attention. He is so frightened that he just wants to hold onto you. Linus is ready for a foster home to evaluate him and treat him as family.