When Silence is Not Golden... Finding Polite Words..

Those of you who have been around awhile know it isn't always good when I am quiet.. I have sat to write this several times over the last week and honestly.... I struggle to find polite words to explain..... but here we go.....

It has been another month of over $10,000 EMERGENCY veterinary expenses... This is in addition to our normal budgeted expenses. Now it isn't unusually for us to have wicked high emergency expenses but this was not the typical bloat or illness......

Twice last month, literally within hours of each other, I was contact by Municipal Animal Cruelty Investigators regarding a total of 3 SURVIVING Danes. Two different horrid situations.....in two different Cities....

There are ongoing investigations so for now we will focus on the 3 lucky enough to make it to GDRNT. We did not have foster space, nor did we know much about any of these.. only that they were in very bad shape...... but NOT ONE board member declined my request to bring them in ... even knowing thee was a real possibility one would not make it, no matter how much veterinary care and money we threw at her......

In a flurry of emails, texts and calls we were able to secure emergency transport from two different shelters, one directly to the Emergency clinic, and secure foster homes to handle the specific medical needs of each. (because foster homes stepped up!) and like that we welcomed Lilly, Daisy Mae and Duncan to GDRNT. I will not go into the gory specifics of their neglect but I will say that NONE of this SUFFERING HAD TO HAPPEN! Each of their maladies are "man mad" simply by neglect.... by a series of failures. A failure to provide basic animal care... failure to provide adequate shelter, food clean water, and basic veterinary care. THE VERY BASICS were NOT provided.

Lilly was the most critical of the three and after extensive surgeries she is resting comfortably in a medical foster home. Do you love her T shirt? Daisy Mae and Duncan are both safely gaining weight and recovering! Both have had to have minor surgery and continue to safely gain weight.

We are fortunate in that we have an emergency fund that allows us to make decisions and worry about money later... guess what time it is?

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