Associated Humane Societies
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Terrier Trio Roasted in Car While Owner Drinks

All you have to do is look at the pictures of these three dogs that were taken when they arrived, to see the kind of neglect that they suffered.  Some would argue that perhaps the owner fell on hard times, perhaps the owner planned on having them groomed, but life got in the way. Some would even argue that we should give the owner a second chance.  Some, when they learn that the owner was living in their car, would really feel badly and think that they certainly deserve another chance.  See how you feel as you read the rest of the story....

As if their overgrown, matted, filthy condition was not bad enough, these three little dogs were found in the car, on one of the hottest days of the year, with the windows cracked about two inches.  As temperatures outside soared to 95 degrees, imagine the inside of the car, well over 140 degrees.  Imagine being left in there for two hours, while your owner is sitting in a bar, having a few drinks.  Yes, you read right, sitting in a bar.  That's what happened to Banjo, Cayenne, and Tara on a sweltering hot summer Saturday.

Our Animal Control Officer, Maria, got the call to go out and rescue the struggling and dehydrated trio who were so happy to be safe and cool.  They were taken straight to our veterinarian for examination and to cool off and get a good, long drink of water, and once they were all settled, we got to work on ridding them of their horrific coats.  We can't even begin to describe the nastiness that lurked beneath the entangled masses of hair on these poor dogs but let's just say, we've never seen ticks that big, ever.

Banjo, 7 year old male, and Cayenne, 4 year old female, are both Tibetan Terriers, and poor Tara, who is 15 years old, is a Cairn Terrier.  The trio took their long grooming in stride and once they were free of the mess, they rolled around on blankets and yipped with delight!  Naturally, their owner doesn't feel that there was any wrongdoing on their part and would love to have the dogs back, but these three happy terriers truly deserve a loving, safe, good home where they will be cared for the way they deserve.  The three have been together forever and will need a home where they will stay together.

We are grateful for our supporters, who enable us to provide medical care, grooming, and all of the other care that these three need.  Please consider making a donation to our ResQ Fund on behalf of our new friends, the Terrier Trio.  If you are interested in giving Banjo, Cayenne and Tara the home of their dreams, come to AHS/Popcorn Park to meet our delightful friends. 

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