Dog Dumped for Being Unable to Have Puppies

April Livingston | October 27th, 2018

When the county animal shelter opened on July 17 in Wildomar, California, staffers were met by something terrible. The shelter has a drop box available after hours and inside the box were two little French bulldogs. Both dogs were in terrible condition and were immediately rushed to the emergency vet. Sadly, it was too late for one of the dogs but the other surviving bulldog was named Phoenix. She was sick, hairless, and absolutely terrified. The shelter contacted the Second Chance Dog Rescue group in San Diego for help. They only had a few days to get a foster family lined up, and luckily they had someone ready to help. Little Phoenix was only three years old, but she was in terrible condition.

Second Chance Dog Rescue//Facebook
Second Chance Dog Rescue//Facebook
Second Chance Dog Rescue//Facebook
Second Chance Dog Rescue//Facebook
Second Chance Dog Rescue//Facebook
Second Chance Dog Rescue//Facebook

She was missing large patches of fur, covered in scabs, had overgrown nails and welts on her toes and had clearly been overbred. It soon became clear that she was abandoned by a “backyard breeder” who probably kept her in a cage her entire life and never took care of her. She was not socialized or potty trained and was in a bad mental condition. Phoenix did not have mange, she simply had allergies and after being given antibiotics and medicated baths, she began to heal.

Phoenix was then able to be spayed, and that’s when it was discovered that the last time Phoenix gave birth someone had carelessly performed a C-section and then stapled her uterus shut. It was a miracle she had not died from an infection afterwards. Now, Phoenix is in a foster home and she’s finally learning how to be a dog—training, going outside, potty training; she’s learning it all. She even has a doggy sibling to play with and loves going for walks with her foster family. She’s become quite the sponge and has learned so much and is ready for a new, loving home now!

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