We’ve been dealing with this vet because he’s an excellent surgeon and he’s quite proficient and experienced with animals. Another reason is he’s giving us excellent discounts because the animals we bring to him are all strays.
This place is an animal hospital with kennel services, grooming services etc. That’s where Lucky was treated for a couple months as well as many other animals you may have seen in my posts.
On the second floor, they have a room with many kennels where they keep strays, injured animals and such. Back when Lucky was staying there, I would walk most friendly dogs whenever I went there to walk Lucky which was just about everyday.
It’s been over six months now since I started visiting dogs there. Like I said, most dogs there are sick or injured and they need to rest. Being kennelled is necessary for many of them who are administered fluid treatment or for the dogs that have had surgery.
Two of the dogs there, Hulk and Clifford(That’s what we named them)have now been kenneled for 6 months and God knows how long they’ve been in there prior to the last six months. At first I thought they were waiting to be adopted so I even posted signs trying to find a home for Hulk. I did not post for Clifford because he’s terrified of people, I suspect he’s been kennelled all of his life since puppy-hood. It took a solid month before I was even able to get Clifford to sniff my hand. After three months or so I was able to take him out for short walks. Hulk on the other hand, despite being over 100 pounds behaves like a puppy. Showing signs of stress and severe frustration from this horrible life he lives.
These dogs are both huge and they can’t stand up in the kennels. They have to sit on a metal grill 24/7. Absolutely gorgeous dogs too, so sad.
So here’s the crux, these dogs are owned by my vet. They are his dogs and about three months ago when they asked me NOT to walk these two dogs, I snapped and refused. They told me that the concern was that the dogs can get worms and other diseases from going outside…My response was a question. I asked"So as a veterinary hospital, do you recommend everyone who comes here with their dog to not let the animals exercise and to keep them kenneled 24/7?" They did not answer the question but they did let me walk the dogs whenever I wanted to after that.
As you read this, Hulk and Clifford are suffering. Their lives is miserable, they never get exercise. NEVER. They live in a smelly room full of barking and sick dogs confined to a kennel that is too small for them.
I want to find homes for these dogs. I want to free them from this torture. I want to talk to the vet and explain that this is animal cruelty.
What do you suggest?
Thanks in advance on behalf of Hulk and Clifford.