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I lost a dogfight *GRAPHIC*

Discussion in 'Rescue & Adoption' started by PNWPBR, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. twodogsblog

    twodogsblog Puppy

    does he need a vet? Is there anything we can do to help out?

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    No, he's being treated. Thank you though!

    You can see new pics of him in the PNWPBR forum under "Guinness" :D
  3. Jelet

    Jelet Banned

    wow thats disgusting.. Poor boy..
  4. Phantom

    Phantom Little Dog

    Precious little innocent baby. Please make sure he gets lots of love and care.
    Mange or bite marks...I hope the person responsible goes straight to hell.
    Mean people suck!
  5. Klopfer

    Klopfer Puppy

    Wow, he's adopted?! [​IMG][​IMG]
  6. BeyondBasic

    BeyondBasic Puppy

    if i knew the owner ID be in jail,
  7. MaryC

    MaryC Little Dog

    well regardless of what caused it if the scrape is positive, to let him stay that way is criminal in itself! OMG...poor baby

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    the scrape (several of them) came back negative.
  9. apbtmom76

    apbtmom76 Good Dog

    I am just mortified that someone can let this happen to such a beautiful creature. I know that this is a fact of everday life but it still sickens me!!
  10. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member

    Hey sweetie.... any updated pics of him? How's he doing??
  11. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    Ill email his new family and ask. :)
  12. Victoria

    Victoria Big Dog

    Rest in Peace Guinness

    I want to comment on some questions that were asked in Guinness' memorial page. And I want to say upfront that I am not the person who has all of the direct information (although I do have a lot, or would not be writing this), so some of what I say is second hand. If I make some mistakes in what I write, I promise to come back and fix them.

    A bit of history on his situation, so you do not have to read back from the beginning of this thread. Guinness came into an animal shelter in the beginning of March, 2008. He was found as a stray, but had a microchip, so animal control was able to trace him back to an owner a few hundred miles away. When he came in, he was extremely swollen and covered in MANY lacerations and puncture wounds, both old and new. His lip was badly torn, and had deep punctures on his head, just above and below his ear. Along with these wounds, he was seriously underweight, and had infections in the wounds and a yeast infection on his skin. He was terribly afraid of being touched - most likely due to being in so much pain. Due to his condition, he was put on an investigative hold, and immediately began treatment with the shelter Veterinarian.

    We visited with Guinness a minimum of a couple of times per week for a few weeks, taking him out to play, bathing him to help the wounds to heal - until we got the news that we could take him into our rescue. In that time, we watched him overcome much of his fear of being touched, and while we knew he had much more recovery to go, we saw that this dog deserved a chance.

    Because there were some questions as to Guinness being dog aggressive - I want to mention that while he was in the shelter, he acted submissive to dogs. He was estimated to be around 5 years old, and was intact, yet never even lifted his leg to urinate.

    Ok, so now he is in foster care. Not yet available for adoption until we see how he acts in a home environment. He continued to get better with people, and in fact he solicited attention from strangers and loved and trusted his foster family - but still shyed away when they reached to pat his head. Since his head had the worst wounds, there was a possibility he was afraid of being caused more pain. Though it could have just been shyness. He still was not showing dog aggression, which we watched closely. He enjoyed playing with a couple of the dogs in his foster home.

    By the end of April, we felt we could list him for adoption, so long as he went to a perfect home for him. And the end of May, 2008 he went to his adoptive home. His adopters already had 2 dogs - one of which is an APBT. They are experienced dog people, and really wonderful advocates for the breed. He always did get along great with both dogs, the entire time he was with them. We stayed in close contact for quite a while, and they showed that they were very capable of handling Guinness, and continuing to make him a more confidant dog without overwhelming him.

    I hope that is enough background. We were called recently and told Guinness had been acting more and more out of character in the past couple of weeks. He had seen his Vet, and because he had a tooth in bad shape, they felt this could be causing pain and affecting his personality. The tooth was removed, and as he healed he was acting more and more edgy. More nervous around people he did not know, and even jumpy when his own family touched him when he did not see them there.

    The family had a friend over, who had met Guinness before. He ended up jumping up and giving a hard bite to that person's arm. Completely uncharacteristic of this dog, and the family assures us there were no reasons for him to feel threatened by this person. In all he had been through, he had not once acted aggressively toward a person. The friend was wearing thick clothing, which kept him from breaking the skin, but this was a serious bite. Back to the Vet he went for more tests. His protein levels were sky high. Much higher than they were weeks before, just before the tooth was pulled.

    The Vet felt that Guinness most likely had cancer. And now he has bitten a person. He had such a terrible upbringing before coming to PNWPBR, and then to his adoptive family. My personal feeling is that what ever health problem he was having, added to years of neglect are what led to the bite. But of course I have no way to know that for sure. What I do know is that his family loved him, and made the decision to euthanize him because Guinness was hurting, and they felt they could not risk another person being bitten.
  13. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member

    Thank you Victoria, for giving a very good description of what Guinness had endured and what all had been done to give this poor guy the best life he could have had in his final months. Much love to everyone at PNWPBR and his adoptive family. :hug:
  14. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    Awwwwwww........ poor guy. :( Much sympathy to his adoptive home, but much kudos to them for doing the right thing for Guinness and the breed. Run free buddy. xo xo
  15. Grizzly

    Grizzly Little Dog

    Thanks for the information. It is a sad ending. No one will ever know just what that dog had to go through in his short life.
  16. sd_dogger

    sd_dogger Little Dog

    Thanks for clarifying the situation for all of us I know I appreciate it.
  17. pitchik

    pitchik Good Dog

    GOD bless that poor pups soul. I hope he will be just fine and live the life that he deserves now.
  18. Bluefamily

    Bluefamily Little Dog

    Based on the hurt and pain and suffering Guiness went through, I understand why animal rights people fight so hard for their beliefs (including HSUS and PETA and how BSL originally started). I also agree with it. HOWEVER their short comings remain in their short-sightedness of the OWNERS MADE THEM THAT WAY!!!
    There is a toasty roasty place for folks like Guiness's previous owner to go to for eternity.
  19. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    Victoria THANK YOU for taking the time to write what I could not.
  20. ohpitbulls

    ohpitbulls Little Dog

    i had a dog that got into a fight with a pac of wild dogs and he looked like that but got him to the vet and he turned out looking great so dont say his owner was fighting him unless he was caught in the act

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