Dog abused when she was a puppy, broken legs?

Question by 9ms: Dog abused when she was a puppy, broken legs?
A lady’s husband that lives up the street from my grandmothers stepped on this dog when she was a puppy and her legs were deformed. When I say “stepped” I mean the drunken bastard abused her. The puppy showed up at my grandmothers later, I am not sure if the mans wife threw the puppy out there or if the puppy walked, even though I highly doubt it since its a mile. Anyway it has been 4 or 5 years later and the dogs legs were never reset. What can I do about worries me from time to time and I just cant sleep, so I try not to think about it, but I know something should be done. She is never bathed, and she is locked up all day without any interaction from people. NO EXERCISES and I think she is always given human food. Are there any organizations in the south that do surgery? Do you think she needs amputation? Thanks By the way she can hobble on the deformed legs and even run a little but I know it must hurt.

Best answer:

Answer by Kyb
Your best bet would to go visit a local veterinary clinic . They can help you with surgery if needed .

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Abused Pit Bull Now Helps People as Therapy Dog

Abused Pit Bull Now Helps People as Therapy Dog

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 20, 2010

Dogs are perfect examples of unconditional love–at least to some pet owners. To others, they are merely animals to be abused viciously. However, in some circumstances, small miracles happen. Sometimes, a dog that has suffered cruelty can overcome it and once again act as man’s best friend.

That’s what happened to Shelby, an abused pit bull from a shelter that went on to become what is commonly referred to as a therapy dog.

As many people already know, dogs can be more than just pets. They can see for those who are visually impaired and assist people with mobility issues. But therapy dogs also help those who suffer from less tangible conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

“Therapy dogs are trained to work with people in crisis or who suffer from illnesses. They visit hospital patients, the elderly, the lonely and the bereaved to provide emotional support at times when it is needed most,” says Joe Dwyer, author of the new book Shelby’s Grace.

In his book, Mr. Dwyer describes his remarkable odyssey with Shelby, who he saved from a shelter. In return, she saved him from a terrible depression, and together they recovered their senses of purpose.

When Mr. Dwyer found Shelby, she already had two strikes against her: not only did she have to overcome physical and psychic wounds inflicted upon her by previous owners, but being a pit bull, she was considered a monster by many of the people she intended to help as a therapy dog.

“For that reason, this is also Shelby’s book,” notes Mr. Dwyer. “It’s the story of a once-maligned misunderstood dog who now enriches the lives of countless people who are also in need of rescuing. The dog who was once on the brink is now pulling humans back in with her.”

By all accounts, Shelby was lucky. According to Pet-Abuse.Com, which keeps statistics on animal cruelty categories including neglect, abandonment, shooting, beating, mutilation, hanging, drowning, poisoning, suffocation, torture, burning and fighting, nearly 1,800 dogs were reported to be mistreated last year alone. Other sites put the figure at seven times that number.

Today, Shelby is one of more than 30,000 therapy dogs in the US. And demand for them is rising, according to a report published in Parade magazine.

Therapy dogs come in all sizes and breeds. The most important characteristic of a therapy dog is a good temperament, and he or she must get along very well with children, men, women and other animals. A good therapy dog also must be:

friendly and non-aggressive
patient, gentle and calm
confident and well-socialized

“Slowly, therapy dogs are gaining acceptance, but they’re not quite there yet,” says Mr. Dwyer. “It’s important to understand that dogs are not just pets or companions. They can do a lot more than just look nice and provide entertainment. In many situations, dogs truly are angels that help people to survive difficult times.”

Joe Dwyer is a motivational speaker, a life coach and a member of the National Speakers Association. He is also a dog trainer and a martial artist. Previously, he worked as a chemical engineer and an executive for Verizon and the Archdiocese of Newark. Joe is a man of faith and spirituality, and he supports rescue groups and therapy dog training. He lives in Nutley, NJ, with his family and four dogs.



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Dog being “abused” by ANOTHER DOG?

Question by MOLLY: Dog being “abused” by ANOTHER DOG?
My friend has two dogs – one is a great dane named Chief (he’s full-grown but only a year old so he is very playful) and the other is a sixth month old lab puppy named Lucy. They live in a large pin, a little bigger than an eighteen wheeler truck. Chief is abusive to Lucy. My friend doesn’t know if he is hurting her because he does not like her or if he is just trying to play. She has cuts on her face and some brush burns on her arms :-( Today they noticed the cuts on her face and took her out of the pin (the cuts are recent because they feed the dogs every day). Lucy is very skinny because Chief doesn’t let her eat…? (To me this is very strange) I was at her house today and we tried to call Lucy’s name. She came but when she saw us, my friend went up to her and she ran away. She will run away at every noise she hears and at the moment she sees a person (She will come back after a few seconds). My friend even tried to go up to her and pet her but she backed away.
I am almost positive she is so scared because of being scratched and jumped on by Chief and not even allowed to eat. My friend said things have always been this way (but more subtle) for Chief and Lucy but they get more abusive.

I am almost positive Lucy’s fear comes from the harm Chief has done to her. How can we help her become a normal dog and recover from this? I feel so sorry for her because she is scared of everyone and everything – even her owner
I just texted my friend and she said that Lucy is spending the night in the garage. She said her father wanted to find her a new home but her little sister is too attached to Lucy to give her away… I’m not sure how often they walk her or let her out. She said that her father is going to get a seperate fence for her. I guess this well help the problem but I am worried about the emotional damage. I know my friend realizes Lucy is scared of everything but I’m not sure if she realizes how damaging it is to the poor puppy. This is why I want to help her recover.
I was at my friend’s house when her father was feeding Lucy which was when he noticed the cuts. She said that they would play, and it would look rough, but she hasn’t shown any physical signs of damage until now. (I’m guessing this is the first time unless they didn’t notice before) I know my friend or her family did not do this to Lucy because they want to help her.. but I don’t think they realize the importance of helping her mentally.. From what I am understanding is they are only concerned about helping her physically by seperating her and trying to feed her more to gain weight.

Best answer:

Answer by nickipettis
it doesn’t matter if Chief think s or knows he is abusing Lucy.

Lucy must be removed from that environment. Or Chief must be removed. Lucy is scared to death; please don’t let her stay there. the longer the 2 dogs live together, the harder it will be to train Lucy to trust humans or other dogs.

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