It was near midnight when a Society Animal Control Officer was called regarding a needy animal that had to get out of an abusive situation. The ACO was advised that this beautiful friendly Maltese was being watched by a "dog sitter". In a somewhat contrived story, the sitter was told by someone that the dog bit her niece so the father of the child kicked the dog in the eye.
When the owner relinquished ownership, she stated that a veterinarian had quoted $2,400 to take care of the dog ... and the facts of the story are somewhat murky.
If there was a child involved, little children and little dogs do not mix well ... especially when there is no proper supervision. Most of the little dogs the Society has rescued that have arrived with broken legs had children at the home under the age of 7.
Gucci is a 2 year old male Maltese who is at the Society's Newark Medical Dept. Due to the damage inflicted, it was necessary for the eye to be removed and at the same time, he was neutered. Shortly after the operation, Gucci was walking around the office -- happy to meet and greet the kind strangers who helped him at a horrifying, abusive time in his life.
Thanks to donations made to the Res-Q Fund, Gucci has been receiving the best of care. Make a donation to our Res-Q Fund and know you have helped Gucci and others in need get the care they need. Gucci needs a tender, loving, responsible home - it's what is next on the "To Do" list for what is needed for him.
Gucci is just one of many purebred dogs waiting for "a new leash on life. Among those staring out of their kennels waiting for you are a Siberian Husky, Chihuahuas, Poodles, Dog de Bordeaux, Shih Tzus, Rottweilers, Weimaraners, Shar Peis, Jack Russell Terriers, Yorkshire Terriers, and lots of one-of-a-kinds!
The Associated Humane Societies is located at 124 Evergreen Ave. in Newark, 3 blocks past the Elizabeth line, near Rt. 1 and 9. For more information on Gucci or lots of other animals, call the Society at 973-824-7080 or e-mail us.