Whitey is listed as a West
Highland Terrier; though a handsome boy, he really doesn't look purebred.
alien" -- an out-of-state dog with no Vet Certificate of Health as
required by law -- Whitey's badly discolored feet are a result of terribly
infected cysts between his toes. The vet believes these cysts were caused by a
combination of a lifetime (2 years) on wire and poor husbandry. Hes
almost done with his first course of antibiotics, but will probably need
Aside from having very sore
feet, Whitey is terrified of people and of new situations. See how apprensively
he looks at the hand administering a gentle pet? Whitey will require a lot of
patient, loving rehabilitation.
For more information on
rehabilitating puppy mill survivors, please see:
Puppy Mill Survivors: A Guide to
Caring for Unsocialized Mill Dogs .
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