10 dogs in desperate need of help transported to NHS

Some animals had severe untreated medical conditions.

Saturday, July 31, 2021 | NHS staff

Ten battered little dogs are now tucked into kennels at the Nebraska Humane Society after a stunning rescue from a severe neglect case in Ohio.

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On May 26th, the ASPCA removed more than 90 dogs from a trailer in Shadyside Ohio. When investigators arrived on scene, they found the animals living in a single-wide dilapidated trailer. Many were confined to a dark room with no access to fresh air, food, or water. The dogs were exposed to dangerous levels of ammonia, and deceased dogs were also found on scene. Some animals had severe untreated medical conditions, including puncture wounds, scarring and painful eye conditions, and several puppies and dogs needed emergency transport to receive critical care.

After two months in a temporary shelter under ASPCA care, the dogs are now stable enough to travel and ready for the next step: adoption and a second chance. The ASPCA reached out to several shelters, including NHS, to take in these deserving dogs and find them homes.

We are letting these ten little troopers settle in. Quiet music, soft blankets, yummy treats and gentle cuddling will accompany medical care and behavior support as we work to find them families who will love and value them. It may take some time for them to come out of their shells, but it will be worth it.

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Here is a little bit about the dogs in need:

Earl

Age: Approximately 7-10 years old

Sex: Neutered male

Weight: 29 pounds

Breed: Beagle mix

Health status: Had left eye removed and is currently on meds to treat his right eye. Recently had dental work with extractions. 

Behavior: Can be fearful in new situations, but is calm relaxed and curious.  

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Socks

Age: Approximately 5-7 years

Sex: spayed female

Weight: 26 pounds

Breed: Beagle mix

Health status: Recommended dental in upcoming year.

Behavior: Building confidence with familiar people. Neutral to excited and bouncy with other dogs in playgroups. Benefits from being group housed with other dogs that are social to people and dogs. May need time to adjust to a new home.

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Oreo

Age: Approximately 2-5 years

Sex: Spayed female

Weight: 21 pounds 

Breed: Beagle mix

Health status: Iris atrophy and small cataracts which do not require treatment at this time. Moderate degenerative valve disease, which will require longterm medication and exercise restriction. Will need dental work. 

Behavior: Social with all dogs. Prefers to mill around and is not an active player in playgroups. Highly affiliative with people and seems to prefer spending time in laps and getting pets over playing with other dogs.

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Cravitz

Age: Approximately 2-5 years

Sex: Neutered male

Weight: 30 pounds

Breed: Spaniel mix

Health status: Mild degenerative valve disease. Routine follow up with cariologist every 6-12 months is recommended. Needs dental work.

Behavior: Fairly mellow with his play, prefers low-key play or milling about with other dogs. Very social with people and loves spending time with humans during playgroups. 

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Barktholomew

Age: Approximately 7-10 years

Sex: Neutered male

Weight: 31 pounds

Breed: Spaniel mix

Health status: Needs mast cell tumor removal. 

Behavior: Can take a few minutes to warm up to new dogs but then zooms around the yard with them. Will play with toys but prefers human affection and is very social with people. Easyto leash and walks well.

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Freddie

Age: Approximately 7-10 years

Sex: Neutered male

Weight: 29 pounds

Breed: Hound mix

Health status: Blind in both eyes. Otherwise, apparently healthy.

Behavior: Will need behavior resources to continue his progress. Energetic boy, can be jumpy and mouthy at times but is calmer in an office so we anticipate the behavior will resolve or be reduced once out of the shelter. Enjoys playing with toys and is affiliative with people.

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Carla

Age: Approximately 1-2 years

Sex: Spayed female

Weight: 22 pounds

Breed: Beagle mix

Health status: Had left eye removed. Requires longterm treatment on right eye. 

Behavior: Need behavior resources to continue progress. Learned to walk on leash but may exhibit fearful behaviors with new people and environments. Social with dogs but enjoys the company of humans more. Seeks out people to interact with and will climb into a lap. 

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Stevie

Age: Approximately 7-10 years.

Sex: Neutered male

Weight: 30 pounds

Breed: Beagle mix

Health status: Cataracts and retinal degeneration in both eyes, causing blindness. 

Behavior: Will need behavior resources to continue his progress. Enjoys a calm playgroup. Able to walk on leash and enjoys lounging with familiar people. He can be fearful with new people and situations and is learning to trust that something good will happen when people are near.

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Spunky

Age: Approximately 1-2 years

Sex: Neutered male

Weight: 26 pounds

Breed: Hound mix

Health status: On medications for gut health and anxiety but otherwise apparently healthy.

Behavior: Will need behavior resources to continue his progress. Shows lots of social behavior and interest in play. Active in playgroups and loves to wrestle. May take some time to warm up with new dogs. Walking nicely on leash and solicits attention from handlers. 

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Lady Bug

Age: Approximately 5-7 years

Sex: Spayed female

Weight: 21 pounds

Breed: Hound mix

Health status: Visual impairment due to hyper-mature cataracts and will require longterm treatment and monitoring of her eyes.

Behavior: Will need behavior resources to continue her progress. Very bouncy and playful with other dogs and loves to zoom around. May initially be fearful of new people and environments but warms up quickly with the help of treats. Highly affiliative and affectionate with people once she gets to know them.

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