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Jeffrey was recently pulled from the Baldwin Park shelter and he’s truly the saddest Rottweiler any of us at the Paw’d Squad has ever seen. Because of his tiny size, everyone thought he was a puppy. But the vet says he’s actually 3 years old! Jeffrey is suffering from extreme malnutrition, demodectic mange, and fleas. But aside from these issues, he’s in great shape.
How can anyone with a conscience allow their pet to get to this point?? I truly don’t GET IT — it’s SO INFURIATING!! I expected to meet a fearful dog, wary of people — he’s suffered so much at the hands of people who were supposed to love and care for him. But the minute I met Jeffrey, all he wanted was some love and affection. He kept nuzzling my hands for treats and pats on the head. Despite the trauma he’s experienced in the past, he’s still so sweet and loving and ready for his new home!
Jeffrey will need to stay at the vet for the next 4-5 months for recovery. He’s going to need some intensive vet care, lots of love from us all and some highly nutritious food. In all, we’re going to need to fundraise about $6,000! If you would like to donate to help Jeffrey get better, all of us at the Paw’d Squad would be so grateful. And Jeffrey will be too!
I truly believe in the generosity of good people, and of all those incredible people out in the blogosphere. I know many of you would donate without any incentive other than seeing sweet Jeffrey get better. But I’m offering any of my blog readers, flickr and facebook friends a 5×7 press printed greeting card as a thank you for your support. And the HIGHEST DONOR in Los Angeles will be given a free $325 value photo session from Shine Pet Photos.
So if you’d like to help, please visit the Paw’d Squad website, scroll down to the bottom and click the PayPal button. Don’t forget to email me your address (chonster [at] gmail [dot] com) so I can send you a card as a thank you.
And please help us spread the word about Jeffrey. Feel free to download any of these photos and repost on your blog. Let’s get him well and allow him the second chance at life he so deserves.
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