There is no excuse for depriving any pet of veterinary care, and yet so many pet owners knowingly ignore the plight of their pets – allowing them to suffer in silence.
This post is not for sensitive readers
A six-year-old black and tan Dachshund from Westgate named Lizzy was admitted into the care of the Animal Welfare Society of SA with a massive infected mammary tumour that weighed almost as much as she did.
Upon further examination, the Animal Welfare Society of SA also discovered that Lizzy’s gum was badly infected and that all of her teeth were rotten.
The tumour that weighed over 5kg’s was badly excoriated and severely infected and hampered her every movement almost to the point of total immobilisation. It was so large, painful and inhibiting that she could barely crawl to eat, drink and relieve herself.
“We suspect that it must have taken months to get to that size and summarily dismissed the owners’ explanation that he had only recently noticed it as complete rubbish”, says the Animal Welfare Society of SA.
Given Lizzy’s profoundly neglected state and a prolonged period of suffering, the Animal Welfare Society of SA will definitely be pursuing charges of animal cruelty against her heartless owner.
What’s fun for some is a nightmare for animals – let’s do more to keep our pets safe