Purebred cockers found along road in Michigan

Motorists have been spotting purebred cocker spaniels along 5 Mile Road and Salem in Salem Township, Michigan since April 1st. Nine have been found so far ages 6-12 years old. The cockers vary in appearance; brown, black, buff, and brown partis. All but one appear to be female. According to veterinarian Carrie Allen, “All are in horribly neglectful states, with overgrown, badly matted feces-covered fur. It appears that they have been housed in small cages amidst their own waste.” She also said the females show signs of being heavily bred. Matt Schaecher of the Huron Valley Humane Society said, “The dogs were dumped and left to fend for themselves. It’s disturbing to see dogs discarded because someone decided they could no longer be used to make a profit.” He suspects the dogs were dumped by a breeder.

All dogs are described as sweet. Anyone interested in adoption can call (734) 662-5585. Some will require special needs. The Huron Valley Humane Society is offering a $500 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible. You can call them anonymously at (734) 661-3551.

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Bambi post op
Bambi after surgery: WLKY News
Bambi's X-ray
Bambi's X-ray: WLKY News

Bambi made it through her critical period! Bambi had surgery Monday to repair a fractured pelvic bone receiving six screws and a metal plate. Her recovery will take 8 weeks and she may have permanent weakness in her left hind leg. She suffered nerve damage causing her to drag that foot. It’s likely she will always have chronic pain or numbess in that leg. Bambi’s surgery was estimated at $6,000. If you would like to make a donation please visit the Shamrock Foundation.

No one has been charged yet with this crime although the authorities have a “person of interest.”  The Humane Society of River Valley, Indiana is offering a reward leading towards the arrest and conviction of persons responsible.

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