For years, a German shepherd guarded a dilapidated shed in the outskirts of Nowa Ruda. He was loyal and faithful, always on guard to protect his “owners” property. But when the dog reached old age, his “owners” decided that he was no longer of any use and abandoned him to die of starvation. This is the heartbreaking story of a loyal animal’s suffering, and the intervention that saved his life.
The abuse and neglect of animals is a global issue, one that causes immense suffering and pain to innocent creatures. The case of the German shepherd in Nowa Ruda is a sad reminder of the cruelty that humans can inflict upon animals. For years, the dog was kept on a cow chain, without access to water, and fed irregularly. His “owners” claimed that they fed him twice a day, but when the dog was rescued, he was nothing but skin and bones.
The German shepherd was so weak that he couldn’t even stand up. He was extremely dehydrated, cachectic, and suffering from muscular atrophy. When the police intervened, they found no irregularities in the care of the dog, and the torturers claimed that they did not know what caused his critical condition. They decided not to visit a veterinarian, despite the fact that the dog had all of his bones exposed.
Thankfully, the intervention of animal protection inspectors saved the dog’s life. He immediately devoured the food given to him by the inspectors, and they rushed him to the VETKA Veterinary Clinic. Even though it was a Sunday night, the veterinarians performed a number of diagnostic tests, including ultrasound, blood, urine, and feces diagnostics for parasites and viral diseases.
The initial test results indicated that the dog was not sick, but was simply starved. The dog had been neglected for years, and the pseudo-owners were now facing up to three years in prison for animal abuse. The German shepherd was finally getting the care he deserved, but his recovery was far from over.
The dog would stay in the veterinary hospital for the next few days, and he had a huge appetite. The veterinary staff needed Royal Canin Intestinal Gastro food to help him regain his strength, and the public was asked to help. People were urged to order the food via Zooplus and send it directly to the Lower Silesian Inspectorate for Animal Protection.
This case of animal abuse is a reminder that we all have a responsibility to protect and care for animals. Neglect and cruelty towards animals must not be tolerated, and abusers must be held accountable for their actions. The German shepherd may have suffered for years, but his story is also one of hope and resilience. Thanks to the intervention of animal protection inspectors, the dog is on the road to recovery, and he will hopefully find a loving home where he can live out the rest of his days in peace and comfort.