Neglect. Puppy mills. Abuse. Dog
There are no statistics that indicate the number of animal abuse
incidents in Canada or even Alberta but our experience tells us
that there are acts of cruelty occurring daily.
Stories of abuse and neglect can be hard to swallow and the
images hard to look at, but please do not look away. The
innocent canine victims need help and your efforts can make the
difference of a lifetime.
Here are some hart hero's who are living healthy, happy lives
because hart volunteers did not look away.
We do not know if was boiling water or
hot grease that caused the scald burn on along Jenny's back but
whatever the substance, it must have been excruciatingly painful
for her. By the time Jenny came into hart's care, the skin
had mostly healed leaving a roadmap of a scar. The good news
is that Jenny did not have any emotional scars to match her
physical scar. Once her puppies were adopted, she too found
her furever home.
April's blood filled eyes were a sure sign of blunt force
trauma. She can't tell us what the mechanism of her head
injury was, but we have a few guesses. As soon as she had
recovered, she had her spay performed and the bump on her nose was
investigated. We thought it might be an embedded porcupine
quill. To our dismay a pellet was removed. Despite
these experiences, April is an affectionate and trusting girl.
The overpopulation problem is a global issue demonstrated by
Bella. Her condition upon rescue is familiar - dehydrated,
malnourished and full of parasites - however instead of dealing
with freezing temperatures and snow falling, she was dealing with
high heat and scarcity of drinking water. Bella was rescued
from Cuba while a hart family was vacationing. Bella gained
weight, strength and energy as she got used to the snow.
There is much work to be done in putting a stop to animal
cruelty, specifically cruelty to canines. When you look at
images of abuse, please also have a vision for a future with no