I saw this item about some Chessies in need of help and I thought I would post it.
This is from the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue website:
On June 6th, CBRR&R was contacted by a Dakota animal control officer (ACO). They had just taken in 10 Chessies. The ACO said a neighbor called because he had not seen the dogs in a few months and was worried.
Animal control responded by going to the property where the dogs were housed and found 10 purebred Chessies living in squalor. Having not been allowed outside for such a long time, the house was covered in urine and feces. The dogs were very frightened and emaciated. The ACO asked CBRR&R to take these dogs so they would have a chance with people who know the breed.
According to the rescue, there were three puppies that were very under weight and some of the adult dogs had medical issues . All need basic veterinary care: such as worming, spaying/neutering, heartworm testing and vaccinations.
The latest update:
June 17, 2009: From the foster mom: They are all doing well. They are all very friendly and like to be hugged and cuddled. They still smell pretty horrible as I don’t think they are quite ready for baths yet. I really think they may have had some positive attention along the way and were even at one time housebroken. They do not make messes inside, even now that their bowels are starting to function quite well. They are starting to learn the routine of the kennel. With all of dogs that are here, I always go in their pen with them when I feed, no exceptions. As of today, every one of the SD 10 waits until their food is in the bowl and I have to pet them first and love them — then they can eat. It’s very cute the way they are responding. Lyle was out there today and couldn’t believe the change in them. They are going to be good dogs.
Read the entire story here.
The Chessie Relief and Rescue is asking for tax deductible donations, in any amount, to help with veterinary care for these poor dogs. Read the Chessie Relief and Rescue’s plea for help here. Or if you are interested in adopting a Chessie, there are links on the site for Chessies up for adoption.