Deaf Dog Rescued After Life on a Chain

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For animal lover and rescue volunteer Holly Dean, hearing that there were several dogs being kept on chains presented an opportunity to act. The dogs in question were in San Antonio, Texas, where she lives. The dog’s owners had agreed to allow the dogs to go to a rescue and it was Holly who hopped in a car and headed there to pick the dogs up and bring them to safety. The moment she arrived on the property where the dogs were located, she was in shock. It became clear the dogs spent every waking moment of their lives outside.

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In fact, the dogs had very limited access to the world around them. There was a large circle of dirt created on the ground in their area; because that is the only place they had to walk. The chains limited their movements to that area and their collars were actually old belts. It was quite a desperate situation, and one dog in particular caught Holly’s eye as she was assessing the situation. It was a small dog that was missing quite a bit of fur and had red, inflamed skin. She was told the dog was deaf, also. She went over to pet the dog and realized that despite his painful skin condition, he was a happy, loving pup.

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Holly named him Blanco and loaded him and his fellow dogs into their vehicles. Blanco was taken straight to the vet’s office for treatment. It turns out Blanco had a skin infection from flea bites and mange, which made him so itchy that he actually chewed the fur from his legs. He was a resilient little guy, who was always wagging his tail and over time healed from his skin condition and was vaccinated and neutered. The Dalmatian-Lab mix is now healthy and very happy, thanks to being adopted into a new family. His new family has taught him sign language, too!

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