We first met Dudley a couple of months ago when we were driving around in NE. We saw him walking down the sidewalk, dragging a twisted, nasty, broken red tie-out cable. He was skinny and dirty. We pulled over and began trying to get him. As we were tossing treats and talking to him, his owner arrived. He told us that that was his dog. He didn’t seem too concerned that he had been out running around the neighborhood. He accepted a new tie-out and some food. We made note of the address and went on.
A couple of weeks later, we went over to drive that area and see if we could find this little guy. Sure enough, we saw him about a block away from his house. He looked terrible, so we pulled over and coaxed him to come to us finally. We brought him down to Chain of Hope and immediately gave him a bath. He’s a pretty bony little guy. He just wanted to sleep, as they often do just to catch up and rest from just surviving out there. As a few days went by, Dudley really wasn’t eating well at all. We had de-wormed him, but his appetite did not pick up and he was pretty lethargic. He had really nasty poop. We took a fecal in and he had a bad case of whip worms. We treated him with Panacur and Metronidazole, yet he still wasn’t feeling well. I finally took him over to the Humane Society of Greater KC. They didn’t like the looks of Dudley either and we decided to run some blood work. He still was not eating well, was sleeping a lot and still having nasty poop. He was running a 104.7 fever. Poor guy-he just had no energy. You could see that he just felt terrible.
A couple of days later, they called and said that Dudley’s blood work was really out-of-whack and that they thought he had some kind of infection somewhere. We started him on a couple of different antibiotics and hoped for the best. After a couple days of his new medications, Dudley started pepping up a little bit. His appetite is slowly coming back. He is the most affectionate boy. He loves to sleep on his dog bed or Marlan’s chair.
Dudley could sure benefit from a foster home. He is only about 23 lbs. and he still needs some TLC. This little boy has really been through a lot and deserves a place to lay his head in a clam environment where he can just blossom. If you’d be interested in offering Dudley a foster or adoptive home, please fill out the foster or adoption application on our website under “Adoptions”. You will be richly rewarded helping this boy feel better and learn to enjoy life.
Thanks for keeping us going so we can find the “Dudleys” out there.