Today I did the normal spay-neuter run for a shelter to the local spay-neuter clinic. Of the 10 dogs aboard for transport, there was one that will hold a dear place in the staff’s heart. Of all the dogs that have gone through the clinic (thousands and thousands) dear Lilly has been forever tagged with being the most aggressive and vicious dog ever to have been admitted to the clinic. As I was not present, I was told that it took four of the techs to get her under control using poles and finally holding her down to give the first shot to get her under control. Why no one was bitten must be a miracle, as she was very aggressive and did try to bite anyone that came close. I have seen the ladies deal with grumpy dogs before and they really know how to handle them and get them prepped for the operation they are there for. For Lilly’s, I am so glad no one was injured and hopefully a way will be found to deal with this personality trait before something bad happens.
If these little guys aren’t so cute, I don’t know what is. They were a pair of chubby 11 year-olds that were adopted from the shelter 10 years ago, and now have landed back up there again after so long. I don’t know the back story, but sounds like the person who adopted them, either could no longer care for them or passed away and the wonderful relatives dumped them back at the shelter. This is why a plan must be made for the care and maintenance of pets before something happens to the owner. Have them sign a legally binding contract that they will care for them after you can no longer do so. Don’t listen to promises, this will result if you do. These guys are really lucky, they are going to a really good rescue and will be back in a home, together, in no time. Many are not as fortunate as them.