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Abandoned pitbull.
« on: April 21, 2010, 09:58:27 PM »
I almost hit her this morning ... she's been with me all day ... just hanging out.  I she just started limping with in the last hour, got her home, looked at her feet and she's got what looks like blisters that popped.  What can I do for her to help her out/?  I know I can soak them to clean them, and I unfortunately don't have an betadine ... and it's 10pm  so I can't get any.  I can get bactine, or something to clean it with tho. 

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 11:46:40 PM »
you can always use peroxide(sp) and neosporn or a and d ointment.. What all do you have as far as human ointments and stuff goes and animal as well]

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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 01:47:50 AM »
well   she got a salt water foot wash    then neo  and guaze and vet wrapped feet ... she fell asleep after I got the bandaging done, on her back, feet in the air .  head on my lap.  Silly girl ... so tired and wore out.

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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010, 03:17:41 PM »
Have you taken her to be scanned for a chip?

I live in the bad section of town and I practically have to elbow stray pit and pit-mixes out of way BUT a ton of them are actually chipped (especially the red and blue-nosed ones).  I guess the unsavory element who tends to let their dogs run loose get them chipped so no one else can take their property--to bad confining said property is apparently too difficult a concept for them to grasp  :-\

Hope she feels better soon AND that you can find her owners AND that her owners are actually responsible and that her getting loose was a legitimate accident.

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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010, 05:45:49 PM »
Where would I go to get her scanned ??

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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2010, 07:57:54 PM »
To both the veterinarians office and the humane society. There are a couple different types of chips, so make sure they scan for more than just one.
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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2010, 07:56:19 PM »

You could try taking her to the shelter to get scanned, then waiting with her to see if they get a hold of an owner.  If someone is letting their dog run loose for days (I'm guessing since her pads were run raw), they should be paying a fine to get her back.  Getting her back for free could encourage them to continue their lax behavior and next time the dog may not avoid the cars so well.  If there isn't a chip or if they can't get a hold of the owner, you could file a found dog report and foster her for a few days to see if someone comes for her, or until her feet heal and then you can decide where to go from there.

For Wheeljack, you could pick up the dogs and take them to a shelter that will fine someone for letting a dog roam.  If you hit irresponsible owners in the pocket enough times, maybe they'll change their behavior.  It's a safety hazard to have dogs roaming at large, and it's against the law.

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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2010, 08:16:13 PM »

You could try taking her to the shelter to get scanned, then waiting with her to see if they get a hold of an owner.  If someone is letting their dog run loose for days (I'm guessing since her pads were run raw), they should be paying a fine to get her back. 

You're assuming that someone let their dog loose completely unaware, and couldn't care less. It's entirely possible the dog escaped, and they're devastated. They could have been looking for some time, but assume that she is dead.
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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010, 12:00:51 AM »
For Wheeljack, you could pick up the dogs and take them to a shelter that will fine someone for letting a dog roam.  If you hit irresponsible owners in the pocket enough times, maybe they'll change their behavior.  It's a safety hazard to have dogs roaming at large, and it's against the law.

I live in Dallas.  It's a very large city and has very few animal control officers.  They don't come out for individual calls for stray dogs.  They take reports and when they get several reports in one area they do a sweep and pick up what they can.  I am not picking up a strange dog carrying god-knows what diseases and with an unknown temperament and driving them anywhere.  I would also being doing nothing but picking up stray dogs all day.  We have a huge issue with actual strays, owned dogs allowed to run loose during the day and actual feral dogs in this area.  I am all for hitting irresponsible owners in their pockets,  but you also have to balance that with the risk of trying to apprehend a large and powerful dog that is unknown to you.

fyi:  you also can't automatically assume she has been running loose for days based on the condition of her paw-pads.  Our greyhound rescue group has had a few dogs get loose from their owners and be on the run for a few hours.  Those dogs almost always have bloody, worn out paw pads from running on concrete or asphalt because they aren't used to it.  Dogs used to only walking on grass have soft pads that can be abraded easily when running on a rough surface. 

OP, a shelter or any vet will scan her for you.  Hope her little feet are feeling better.

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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2010, 12:32:46 AM »
I live near Dallas.

I hate when people let their dogs off leash, because after being attacked by a pair of adult off-leash golden retrievers, I can barely walk my APBT safely during normal walking hours. It's really infuriating becuase I've put in months of training to try and desensitive her Dog Selectiveness since we adopted her from the shelter. Since most of the dogs have a collar, I'll usually pick them up and take them back home. Sometimes though, the dogs are just too large and questionable, I leave a note on the door.

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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 03:24:55 PM »
BTW, I did try to find an owner.  I called the SPCA in my area, and the area and other surrounding areas from where I found her.  She wasn't microchipped, and no one had reported a missing pit bull at all recently.  The vet and the people at the SPCA all believe she was abandoned, partially because of her feet, partially because of her MASSIVE seperation anxiety, and her lack of being house broken or having had any training.  She is also some what hand shy some times, so there is a chance of having been whacked on a few times.  I found out that where she came from isn't heavy with dog fighting, but there are some fights going on.  It stands to question that she may have been abandoned because they couldn't make her mean, and since she wouldn't get mean, she wasn't good enough for them.

Let me tell you what, she's freaking good enough for me.  No matter what she's been thru, she's a good little girl.  Still working on the house training.  Ha.  She'll go to a door, and if you don't notice her, she'll pee right there.  She doesn't whine, or scratch or anything.  Just stands there for a minute or so, and then ... she'll go.  I don't know how to teach her that it's ok to let me know she has to go.

In just the little bit of time we've had her, she's gotten a lot better on a leash.  She's learned to sit and lay down and come when she's called.  She'll stand up and dance for me too now.  Working on the shaking thing.  Ha.  She's a smart little girl.  She needs work on seperation anxiety, potty training, and to not bark so much when she meets some one new.  She may be wagging her tail, but not everyone likes a barking pit bull.


OH!  And more and more she's bringing out the good side of my other dog.  I have an australian cattle dog that is ... very protective of me and Kate.  Well, my entire family really.  After having an apartment broken into once before, I'm ok with a protective dog.  She's very dominant, and as a puppy took on a full grown rottweiler and gave no signs of fear.  She's a brat.  But, anyways, she's crazy about Mimi!  After putting her in her place ONCE (first encounter, outside, Bandit barked and snapped at her, caughter her on the nose and made her bleed, then immediately went into a play bow) they've been fantastic ever since.  Mimi is also showing her that it's not ok to back talk to me.  HA.  Bandit was nosing at some ratty tails one day very intently, and I wanted her to lay down and go to sleep.  So, I put my hand on her thigh to get her attention, and she barked her protest, well Mimi stepped up and barked right back at her, and gave her a good paw womping.  Bandit hasn't protested since.  HA!


They get along well, and they seem to compliment each other perfectly.

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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2010, 04:54:33 PM »
Let me tell you what, she's freaking good enough for me.  No matter what she's been thru, she's a good little girl.  Still working on the house training.  Ha.  She'll go to a door, and if you don't notice her, she'll pee right there.  She doesn't whine, or scratch or anything.  Just stands there for a minute or so, and then ... she'll go.  I don't know how to teach her that it's ok to let me know she has to go.

We use Poochie Bells. They helped housetrain our rescued English Shepherd super easily! Once we conditioned her to the bell as a signal for going outside, it worked really well. :)

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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2010, 05:05:07 PM »
Ooooo!!   Those are niiiice!  Thats fantastic, no barking ... scratching ... nooothing!!! 

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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2010, 09:49:43 PM »
I'm so glad that you've taken her in. Bless your heart :)

www.pitbullforum.com is an AMAZING resource full of Bully breed owners. We actually have a moderator trying to work with an abused dog named Liberty. She was abandoned, then hit by a car. She's got severe seperation anxiety to the point that every time the moderator comes home, her entire carpet is literally torn up. There are tons of helpful hints, and a really cool place to share your love of the breed. I hope to see you there!

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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2010, 11:07:47 PM »
I'll have to jump over there and check it out!

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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2010, 07:54:20 AM »
I'm so glad that you've taken her in. Bless your heart :)

www.pitbullforum.com is an AMAZING resource full of Bully breed owners. We actually have a moderator trying to work with an abused dog named Liberty. She was abandoned, then hit by a car. She's got severe seperation anxiety to the point that every time the moderator comes home, her entire carpet is literally torn up. There are tons of helpful hints, and a really cool place to share your love of the breed. I hope to see you there!

I must know you because I am a member there, and I know exactly who you are talking about. ;D

Is your username the same over there?
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Re: Abandoned pitbull.
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2010, 05:02:02 PM »
Noope. I'm KittyNyanNyan  :yelcutelaugh:

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JesB - I hope you check it out!

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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2010, 08:05:10 AM »
I will be!