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post #3211 of 4044
justin, that's a nice looking pup. I'm glad you're providing a good home for it. One of my previous dogs was a rescue that had been abused by children, and therefore she was not friendly towards them. I kept her away from my nieces and nephews when they visited and was careful when walking her past children. Never had a problem during her 17 years with me, she was a great dog.
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post #3213 of 4044
^ Haha, that just reminded me that I need to start carrying a towel around the house for the after-drink beard flop.

The foster family apparently didn't walk this guy (only let them in the back yard). So our first few walks have been quite exciting for him. The squirrels in the neighborhood have no idea what they're in for...

post #3214 of 4044
Not the best picture, but it has been snowing the last couple days.

post #3215 of 4044
Taking the whole "nanny dog" concept a bit too far:
He admitted to his girlfriend that he had been having a few drinks, but told her the baby wasn't alone because their pet pit bull was watching it, deputies said.
post #3216 of 4044
Trooper. Not sure if anyone saw this. Someone tied a 5 1/2 month pit bull puppy to the back of truck in St. Louis. The truck driver had no knowledge and took off driving down the highway and dragging the poor pup. Trooper seems to be recovering...

Updates are here. Picts are here.
Update 12-5-12:

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Trooper's abuser(s) has been raised to $5,000. Please call 314-647-4400 with any tips in this case.

Following surgery performed last week to clean and further close open wounds and assess the possibility of saving Trooper’s right front leg, Dr. Mark Wright, director of Shelter Medicine for the Humane Society of Missouri, said he continues to be guardedly optimistic about the possibility of saving the dog’s leg.

Trooper is eating and drinking normally and he is walking on his own several times a day. Although his right front leg was severely injured, we see some improvement that gives us hope we may be able to save it. The puppy still faces 6-8 weeks of additional treatment and rehabilitation and the threat of infection is ever present.

We are doing everything we can to support his recovery but, in cases of incredible trauma like this, the situation can quickly change. Trooper’s got a lot of great spirit and we are all pulling for him to make a full recovery.

Update 12-3-12:

Trooper was up and walking around for a bit over the weekend. Here he is enjoying a toy and treat he received in the mail. Thank you for all the cards, gifts, and donations. We appreciate your support!

Update 11-28-12:

Trooper is holding steady at the Humane Society of Missouri. He is now able to drink well on his own and is eating some regular food. They are very small steps that could reverse at any point, but we are amazed by his progress thus far. Trooper will see the surgeon in the next 48 hours to determine if his front leg is able to be saved.

Update 11-26-12:

The 5 ½ month old, severely injured pit bull puppy rescued last Wednesday (Nov. 21) by the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force and named Trooper by his Humane Society caregivers is showing slight improvement but is still not out of the woods. After five days of intensive treatment and care for severe injuries to his face, ears, shoulder, legs and right side, the Humane Society’s director of Shelter Medicine, Dr. Mark Wright, reports that he is guardedly optimistic about Trooper’s chances for recovery. “This puppy has experienced severe trauma and horrible injuries and his condition could change quickly,” said Dr. Wright. “However, we are doing everything possible to support his recovery, reduce the chances for infection and keep him out of pain. The fact that he has survived thus far is amazing. He’s truly living up to his name and is a real Trooper.”

The Humane Society of Missouri is continuing to investigate the incident and is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for putting the dog in this horrific position. “We have received several tips and are fully investigating them,” said Debbie Hill, vice president of Operations for the Humane Society of Missouri. “We are doing several very important things for this helpless puppy: giving him excellent veterinary treatment and loving care and finding out how this happened in order to hold accountable those who are responsible.” Persons with information should contact the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Abuse Hot Line 314-647-4400.

Original Story 11-21-12

Responding to a call this morning from the St. Louis City Police, the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force dispatched an investigator to the scene of a severely injured dog that had been tethered to the back of a truck and drug along Highway 55. Upon arrival, the investigator found the driver of the truck distraught by the situation. He stated that he did not know the animal or how it became tied to the back of his vehicle. He was alerted to the incident by another driver who called the police, and signaled him that something was wrong. He pulled over and discovered the dog.

The Humane Society of Missouri is investigating the incident and is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for putting the dog in this horrific position. HSMO also is looking for the owner of the puppy. Persons with information should contact 314-647-4400.

The puppy, a five and a half month old brown, male pit bull, was in shock and is suffering from severe and traumatic injuries including exposed tissue and bones. The puppy is being treated at the Humane Society of Missouri Maryland Heights facility and shelter veterinarians are closely monitoring his condition and doing everything they can to relieve his pain. He had a collar and leash, but no ID tag or microchip were found.

“The puppy is in critical condition and it is too early to determine if he will survive his injuries,” said HSMO veterinarian Dr. Mark Wright. “We are stabilizing him and consulting with our surgeon to determine the appropriate course of treatment.”
post #3217 of 4044

Actually, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (aka the "English Pit Bull" in the old days) was referred to as the "Nanny Dog" because it was so good with children.
post #3218 of 4044
So the mutt got into it with the pit next door through a hole in the fence. I think the other dog got the worst of it (at least based on the screaming I heard) but my dog has a big gash in her snout. Anyone have an idea about how to bandage something like that? I can't wrap it around her snout or she wouldn't be able to breathe.
post #3219 of 4044
Thread Starter 

Does it need stitches? If so, vet. If not, clean it well and keep it open. If there's a loose flap of skin, try a dab of crazy glue and an elizabethan collar until it is more or less healed.



post #3220 of 4044
Yeah i don't think it quite needs stitches. I got a liquid bandage and a collar to keep her from sticking her snout into her ass while it heals. I think she might end up having a scar there for a while, but it will just make her look tough.

I will say that I am just a little bit proud of her. The other dog started it and even though he got her pretty good, it was the other dog crying. She didn't make a peep.
post #3221 of 4044
went and saw some dogs today, and probably will get one of the two we're interested in. one is a 3 year old beagle/basset mix -- very sweet, energetic dog. she was a dumped hunting dog who was found starving to death with a leg injury with a culvert. they wanted to put her down but the rescuer we're friends with nursed her back to health. the other is a 4 year old (ish, she looks a little older) 45 pound 'hound'. another dumped hunting dog, nursed back from the brink of death. she's very shy, but you can tell she'll be a total sweetheart with a little attention. wish we could get both!
post #3222 of 4044
Thread Starter 

Avoid a dog that exhibits any signs of shyness. It will never get better and comes with a slew of problems - some quote serious.


Good luck.



post #3223 of 4044
well, she opened up quite a bit spending 15 minutes walking around with her. and by shy I mean she's not jumping on us, she didn't have any problems being pet, just is a little more reserved. at the end of the time we spent with her she was doing the whole "I'm going to walk over to you and put my head in your hand until you pet me." she's very hound-y though, which is both a plus and a minus. she definitely enjoyed being walked, which is something I'd like to have in a dog, but I'm worried that when she's in an apartment she might be a barker.

visiting the rescue was heartbreaking. so many old dogs that are unadoptable and that are just basically living out their lives. most of them were heavily abused older hunting dogs frown.gif horrific.
post #3224 of 4044
^Think about whether you want her to have to spend 15 minutes around every person you come across before she opens up. Shyness is extremely difficult to deal with.

It's also possible that she'll be incredibly sweet with you, but never warm up to some people.
post #3225 of 4044
Thread Starter 

Teger, I was going to suggest you talk to dcg. He's dealt with dog shyness for a while now.


Hounds can be deep barkers. Test her.



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