When the Fairfield Police were called to intervene in a domestic violence situation, they contacted the Society as they felt that the animals needed assistance. A rabbit which was kept in a cage without any visible food or water now joins our Newark staff where he is doing well. A very sweet 2 year old Jack Russell Terrier looked painfully uncomfortable. Due to the ravages of her condition, she looked much older than her years.
According to our veterinary staff, she is suffering from a yeast infection and demodectic mange. She also has conjunctivitis – infected eyes - which are also being treated. The Jack Russell Terrier will be given soothing baths a few times a week to keep her comfortable. Blood work also reveals that she has a thyroid problem. She is a sweet affectionate lass who needs to start life anew with a caring responsible family.
Photo at right above shows Mandy when she arrived. Below, Mandy's `AFTER' photo!
Update 4/3/09 - Thanks to the efforts of the Society's Medical Department, Mandy is looking terrific. She is scheduled for spaying and then this active lady is ready for adoption.
AS WE GO TO PRESS: When the Society received a call from a family member who wanted return of the dog and the rabbit, we requested information as to the veterinarian treating the dog. A call was made – only to find out that the last visit was done in 2004. The case has been forwarded to the NJ SPCA for their investigation. We were advised that the dog’s name is Mandy. She waits for someone who will truly care for her and her medical needs. Please contact us if you are that special person. File N-79091-F (Newark-Med)
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month …. it is only February as we see the victims of what has been done to innocent animals. It is important for the public to know how brutally dogs and cats are treated. Most of our Res-Q Fund dollars are used in our efforts to care for and rehabilitate victims of animal abuse and neglect. Please make a donation to the ResQ Fund to help Mandy and the other victims of cruelty and abandonment that we care for daily.