Lacey arrived at DBARC with a gaping, deep, badly infected hole in her throat about the size of a golfball. To have a wound that deep and infected meant she’d been neglected for a long time.
When the vet operated on Lacey she followed a long sinus, X-rayed for a foreign body and after a lot of debridement stitched the wound and left in a drain. Lacey stayed in hospital a few days until the drain was removed. She then moved back to the dedicated care of the DBARC team to continue her recovery.
All this could almost certainly have been avoided if she had eceived care and treatment earlier, but that would have cost the puppy farmer money and eaten into the profits made from selling her puppies. This is the vicious reality of the breeding industry.
It is at rescues like DBARC where its victims like Lacey and Merlin, who she arrived with, find help, love and care. It’s not the breeding industry that helps them, it’s rescues, relying on donations and the kindness of supporters. It’s what Schnauzerfest makes possible for DBARC and the dogs who they help.