Lanarkshire rescue centre shocked at 'terrible condition' of neglected dogs -

Lanarkshire rescue centre shocked at ‘terrible condition’ of neglected dogs

Staff at a Lanarkshire rescue centre have spoken out about the shocking condition of two dogs that arrived into their care.

Maisie and Bruno were taken in by Canine Campus Pet Rescue in Rutherglen.

The charity – which is currently filled to capacity with abandoned dogs – was struggling to take them, but couldn’t refuse after hearing of the terrible medical problems the pair of pooches were suffering from.

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A spokesperson for the charity told Lanarkshire Live: “We were alerted by local authorities that they had two dogs that urgently needed to be handed over. We were told that the dogs were both old and they were in a terrible condition.

Bruno is doing well in his new foster home

“We really didn’t realise the extent of their medical issues. At the time we didn’t really have the space or any fosters.

“The Staffie cross, Maisie, is 12. She has tumours the size of a juice can growing from her stomach. She has no hair on her back and has broken and decaying teeth.

“From the vet examination, we know that she has had numerous litters. She’s in a foster at the moment waiting for her emergency surgery, when the vet will be removing the tumours.

“We’re waiting for her skin infection to clear up as much as possible before then.

“We’ve managed to raise the money for the vet bills, but overall it’s going to cost thousands.

“The second dog, a male, is a terrier type of breed. He wasn’t neutered and due to this we had to separate them.

Masie had terrible tumours

“Bruno was previously hit by a car, and although his owner took him to the vet, there was never any follow-up treatment for him.

“As a result he now has a permanent limp, which he spent years without any pain relief for.
“Both dogs are very lively and playful and we want to give them the best chance that we can.

“We have involved the SSPCA who will hopefully do an investigation into how the dogs were in such a terrible state. The owners need to realise that not taking your dog for basic medical care is animal cruelty. Bruno was walking with a limp and Masie had a terrible skin condition.”

Maise had developed terrible skin problems as well

Maisie loves her toys and playing with kids, while Bruno is the more active of the pair but he can’t be rehomed with children.

More information on Masie and Bruno’s story can be found here.

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