If it were not for two Shih Tzus that escaped from the horror of their existence, the neglect and abuse would not have been discovered. We call it Divine Intervention where stray dogs, a determined, animal-loving neighbor and Howell Township Police Dept. all intersected to rescue 15 horribly neglected dogs.
A Howell Township resident found the dogs running loose in the street and due to their heavily matted condition, she called the Police. At the same time, the owner of the dogs located them and wanted them returned. Thankfully, the good Samaritan refused to return them.
It was at that point that the owner and her family “tossed the dogs from her house, into a car to bring them to a relative’s house. Thankfully, Officers from the Howell Township Police Department arrived; however, they were met with lies, lack of cooperation, antagonistic attitude, etc. After the Police sorted the situation, it was discovered that there were 15 Shih Tzus in the home – all in the same condition!
The owner finally admitted that she was overwhelmed with the animals and could no longer care for them. She decided to surrender them to the Society and was relieved to do so. She also surrendered two cats.
And then the Society’s work began! Every dog was given the necessary inoculations as soon as they arrived and treated for heavy flea infestation. Within 48-72 hours, every dog was shaved down – a feat in itself. Pictures cannot convey the living hell that restricted their movements. Baseball size mats covered their feet, faces, Their coats were heavily matted, feces, flea dirt, urine and once that was done, their long nails were cut, they were given baths and then the veterinarians efforts started. It was found that one dog suffered from an entire cup of bladder stones from her tiny bladder, a case of pyometra, masses/tumors in the uterus, hernias, advanced cases of dental disease and more.
In order to facilitate the very best possible difference in their lives, several of the Shih Tzus are in Forked River – and several are in Tinton Falls, along with the two cats. Donations to the Society’s Res-Q Fund are so important to the smooth-running operation of such a huge rescue.
6 much happier Shih-Tzus at our Tinton Falls shelter after receiving much-needed grooming and care.
The matter was referred to the nj spca.
So if you would like to help Shelby, Oscar, Pansy, Buttercup, Juliet, Orchid all of the rest, please donate to our Res-Q Fund . If you would like more information, please e-mail us. The Associated Humane Societies is housing these adorable, friendly Shih Tzus, they range in age from 11 months to 11 years. They are living a pampered life at our facilities until they find forever homes..: 2960 Shafto Road in Tinton Falls (732) 922-0100 and 1 Humane Way in Forked River (609) 693-1900.