GSD...Dumped or Lost?
About a week ago the dog catcher for security found a pure breed GSD on one of the bases here. The dog had a collar and tags, the rabies tag was an american tag and was traced back to a vet clinic in Florida. Come to found out it was an Italian man that owned this dog and according to the vet who recalls this dog, this man loved his GSD very much and that it just wouldn't make sense for him to dump the dog especially after bringing it back over here to Italy. Well for the past week the dog catcher has contacted every local vet in the area and still not a trace on this person or any records of the dog being in the country (Italy). So with having no place to keep this dog, the dog catcher took him home. Upon getting him home she discovered that this poor dog was covered in ticks around the ears and neck, upon treating him with frontline and such the ticks did fall off, but now he appears to have several soars and open wounds around his ears. The dog catcher called us this morning and asked for our help because one of her pitbulls is attacking the GSD and apparantly the GSD is so sweet that even the dog catcher's cat attacks him.....The GSD is almost 2 years old and is current on his shots, but not neutered, so Darren and I have agreed to pick him up later this afternoon and bring him home to see how he does around our dogs in hopes of finding him a good home. The search will continue to find the owner, but if there is no luck then the GSD will go to a new family that can love him as he should be.
I personally think the GSD was dumped only because he was on the base with american tags UGH!!!! I will be sure to post pictures of him when we get him, as I will take some as soon as he arrives in our home as I do with all of our foster's.
We will give the information to our favorite vet Dr.Friz and let her use her contacts in hopes of finding the owner, if she can find the owner then we will know whether or not the dog was dumped or lost. If the dog was dumped then hopefully the owner will relinquish his rights without any problems, and if not then the polizia will be called. I really hate situations like this, because now it may take awhile to figure out what is going on and if the dog can be adopted out, ect.....
Okay I'm done just wanted to share yet another story, will have pictures later on today.