I read the story last week of little Buckley the puppy who had his ears & tail cut off by some deranged bastard. (Sorry but there is no other way to describe him). At first I wanted to cry and then I wanted to throw up.
I actually found the story quite confronting and cannot even to begin to contemplate what must go through a person’s head that could do something like that. Thankfully a St Albans man, 32, was arrested on Friday over the incident following a tip-off to Crime Stoppers. He is yet to be charged but is undergoing psychiatric assessment.
So I am happy to say that it appears that little Buckley is doing well, but requires more surgery.
According to ninemsn: The eight-week-old collie-staffordshire terrier cross will spend about 45 minutes in the operating theatre while his severed ears and tail are repaired. “We’ll probably have to remove a little more from the stump of his tail so that the skin can be sealed over the top of it to avoid infection,” Lost Dogs’ Home manager Sue Conroy said.
“We will also trim up the ears and give them more of an even surface.”
The operation, estimated to cost between $800 and $1000, will be paid for by donations that have flooded into the North Melbourne centre since the horrifying attack on July 11.
Buckley will also be de-sexed before the home makes the difficult choice of choosing his new home from hundreds of offers.
“He’ll have stitches and fairly intensive care for the next 10 days to fortnight, and then about another fortnight after that before we adopt him out,” Ms Conroy said.
But gifts delivered to Buckley will be appreciated by abused and neglected animals long after the puppy leaves the home.
“We’re still getting people dropping in blankets, food and presents, so it’s not only Buckley but the other animals in our care that are benefiting from people’s generosity,” Ms Conroy said.
“We’ve also had a very big weekend with animal adoption and that’s continuing with an increase in phone calls.”
So out of this horrible story comes the good news that people are getting out there and adopting animals that need homes. And of course hopefully Buckley will be on the mend very soon and go to a loving home.
So if you’ve been thinking about adopting an animal don’t think anymore just go and do it! Trust me you won’t regret it!