Dog is left to die... as she gives birth

Southend Standard: Dog is left to die... as she gives birth Dog is left to die... as she gives birth

A DOG nearly died when callous owners dumped her while she gave birth.

Mistey was found tied to a post by a house and had to be rushed to vets to carry out an emergency Caesarean.

One of her three puppies died in the womb during the op because Mistey had lost so much blood.

Michael Knight, who runs Gemini Kennels K9 Rescue, rescued the dog and her puppies, saving her life.

Mr Knight, also a dog warden for Thurrock Council, said: “If it wasn’t for Riverside Vets in Grays, we wouldn’t be telling this story now.

“Misteywas getting weaker and weaker and it was really touch and go.

“It’s bad enough to dump a dog, but when she’s suffering with puppies, and one has already died, it’s sickening.”

Mistey has now been taken in by Gemini.

Michael said: “She was covered in fleas, had a matted coat and stank.

“Now she’s a beautiful dog.

She’s very quiet and clean and a great mother.

“She sits in our office by the fire and loves it. Now we want to find her and the puppies loving homes.”

This time of year is particularly busy for places like Gemini.

Michael said: “At Christmas time, people try to sell dogs to make quick cash. If they can’t sell them they often dump them in January.

It’s disgusting.

“A dog is for life. They are a lot of work and there are ups and downs. It is like having children. There’s no reason whatsoever a person with a heart could dump a dog no matter what breed it is. It’s appalling.”

To give Mistey or her puppies – a boy and a girl – a home, call Gemini on 01268 725825.

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7:17pm Sun 15 Dec 13

DutchCyclist says...

How cruel and heartless some people can be. I have to tell myself though that not everyone is like this and for every bad person there are at least 2 good. Keep up the great work Michael and I'm sure Mistey would thank you if she could!
How cruel and heartless some people can be. I have to tell myself though that not everyone is like this and for every bad person there are at least 2 good. Keep up the great work Michael and I'm sure Mistey would thank you if she could! DutchCyclist

8:15pm Sun 15 Dec 13

tinaarocha321 says...

kimsmithjhones wrote:
hey how every one win the lottery
I'm happy for them Mega Millions merry Christmas to you, here you go for christmas presents..... ℬAℛ17.cℴm
is it a kind of spammm? or really is it a big deal?
[quote][p][bold]kimsmithjhones[/bold] wrote: hey how every one win the lottery I'm happy for them Mega Millions merry Christmas to you, here you go for christmas presents..... ℬAℛ17.cℴm[/p][/quote]is it a kind of spammm? or really is it a big deal? tinaarocha321

8:47am Mon 16 Dec 13

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

This will happen more and more as owners cant afford vet bills. Vets are rip off merchants anyway. Lots of people cant afford to pay bills but dont qualify for the PDSA as they are not on benefits, there is a very small line between the ones who go to the PDSA and the ones who cant afford extortionate vets bills.
This will happen more and more as owners cant afford vet bills. Vets are rip off merchants anyway. Lots of people cant afford to pay bills but dont qualify for the PDSA as they are not on benefits, there is a very small line between the ones who go to the PDSA and the ones who cant afford extortionate vets bills. CHRISTMAS CAROL

9:39am Mon 16 Dec 13

whataday says...

Agree Christmas Carol and insurancde premiums which will still cover your dog as it gets older are extortionate
Agree Christmas Carol and insurancde premiums which will still cover your dog as it gets older are extortionate whataday

6:33pm Mon 16 Dec 13

woolstone says...

Poor little thing thank goodness for people like Michael Knight.
Poor little thing thank goodness for people like Michael Knight. woolstone

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