Neglected For 10 Years, Senior Dog Had Maggots Crawling In His Infected Skin

It’s been a quiet month for ANNA Shelter’s Animal Cruelty Division, but now they have their hands full with a dog who was in dire need of help, wriets ilovemydogsomuch

Officer Duckett was answering calls all day, but his last case turned out to be one of the worst cases of neglect they’ve ever seen.

The senior dog they took in, now named Junior, has suffered tremendously, but is now in good hands.

Dr. Crystal Franklin and her team at the ANNA Wellness Center-Erie examined the poor pup to come up with a treatment plan for him.

Tauna at Posh Paws Dog Spa came to the shelter to groom him and shave off years of neglect.

His fur was so matted that he couldn’t see or walk, and he almost lost circulation in his legs from the knots being so tightly wrapped around them. It ended up causing severe infections to the point where his feet were loaded with maggots.

He was covered in his own urine and feces and reeked so badly. His nails were overgrown, his stomach and feet were covered with urine burns, and he was missing all of his teeth except for one.

Junior, who is believed to be ten or older, remains in the care of the shelter’s wellness center, but they are currently searching for a good hospice foster to live with.

He is feeling much better and loves strolling around in the grass. He wags his tail and is extremely friendly, but is still very sore and is on pain medications to control the pain.

If you’re interested in fostering or adopting Junior, please contact [email protected]


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