Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Weight: 61 lbs
Dogs: No small pets
Location: Anna TX
The life of dogs in the valley continues to send us stories of just how bad it can be.
I will begin this post welcoming the two Dobermans Samson and Delilah to Dog Ranch Rescue and then I will tell their story.
We were asked if we could help with these two Dobermans down there, their “owner” got them to breed them and obviously make some extra money but it turned out to be too much work and didn’t want them anymore and wanted them gone.
Delilah was obviously pregnant by the photo provided to us. It takes a little bit of time to pull together this kind of rescue. Both of them were in Mission TX which is way down near the border of Mexico. Ricky began his drive down yesterday to spend the night down there and then begin the long trek back after picking them up. Yesterday evening we got news that it was too late and Delilah had given birth to 3 puppies and a picture was sent to us with her babies dead in the dirt.
Yes, they are disturbing and yes some people will be offended but I will never not share the reality of the lives of our rescue dogs. They live it, the least we can do is look at it and acknowledge it.
We learn nothing by looking away..
Ricky rushed to pick her up at the home where she lived last night regardless of the fact that he wouldn’t be leaving with all of the dogs until this morning. She needed to be looked at, x rayed for any pups that might still be in there and have some bloodwork done. Ricky did that last night and said the poor girl was full of milk but she had no puppies left. They were all dead in the dirt yard.
Ricky let her stay overnight in the ER and then picked her up this morning and then went to the home where he picked up Samson to get him out of living this life.
Ricky also picked up 7 other dogs and will drop them to two other rescues waiting for them in San Antonio.
He is on the road now and of course we cannot thank him enough. Ricky is such a valuable asset to this rescue and has saved countless dogs single handedly with transporting all over the country.
Samson and Delilah will arrive late this evening after a long road trip but it should give all of us peace that they will never suffer again.
Delilah now freely runs about the yard with all of the other dogs, Samson and her are friends and do run together but it’s not obsessive. She needs to live with other dogs in the home that are calm, and can show her how to behave.
Delilah has little skills with other dogs and needs to live with dogs that don’t have that issue, she needs to live with a dog that is confident. She is a very, very sweet dog who has been dealt a very crappy hand, and we will see to it that her life will never be bad again. She is sick with heartworms from living outside in the shanty and we will be treating her for that.