Abandoned, completed matted, covered in wounds and skin infection, yowling in pain... Pippa has just arrived at RESQ.
The lockdown continues to bring out the very worst in people and the very best as well. The worst sort abandoned their barely 3 year old Shih Tzu puppy. The best kind brought her to RESQ a few hours ago. We've decided to name this raggedy girl Pippa.
She's covered in wounds, she has a skin infection and her fur is tangled and matted beyond saving; a clear indicator that no one had paid her any attention in a while. Despite all this, she is very friendly and looks to seek attention from people. We will shave her down and treat her various injuries and infections.
Pippa's plight is a horrific reminder that people are still bringing home pets, not out of love, but for the novelty factor and as status symbols. The number of abandonment cases we have seen during this lockdown is SHOCKING... No animal deserves to be thrown to the streets because they've become too much of a responsibility or because you think they carry disease and pose a risk to you. Bringing an animal home means a physical, mental, emotional and financial commitment for close to a decade, not until the novelty wears off. As for fear of contracting COVID-19; don't give in to the panic during this trying time. Read up on reliable sources about the transmission routes of this disease. After all, an innocent animal's life is dependent on you.
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