Monday, June 22, 2009

Two Deaf Boxers in IN Have to Get Out!


Casper is around 3 years old (shelter believes he is DEAF). He is not housebroken or neutered. He has been heartworm tested and it was negative. He lived with 2 kids, ages 5 months and 21 months. He was playful with the kids and seems fine with other dogs (he’s still in isolation so he hasn’t been socializing with the other dogs yet.) The owner found him as a stray. Had him only for 3 weeks, and had to surrender him because he couldn't afford him. Casper was kept in a crate and also outside on a lead.

Our Animal Control Officer (ACO) was called to check on
Casper and found him so underweight and in bad shape that the ACO told the owner he could surrender him to the Animal Shelter, or he would be facing a series of citations. Casper was signed over 5/30/09. (You can see the fly bites on his ears that we’ve been doctoring. When he first arrived, every time he shook his head blood splattered all over the walls from the sores on his ears.)


Sugar is a white female boxer (shelter thinks she is DEAF) that is approximately 8-9 months old. Her owners surrendered Sugar after having her for one week because they said she was too rowdy for the small dog they already owned. Sugar has been heartworm tested and it was negative. She has not been spayed. Sugar seems to be a very friendly dog and of course has the energy of any normal puppy.

I talked w/ a board member of Montgomery Co. (Indiana) Animal Welfare league...they have 2 WHITE DEAF (shelter believes they're deaf) BOXERS at their shelter.

One of the boxers is being kept in OUTSIDE kennel - there were tonadoes there friday night. I did talk with them re: brachiocephalic breeds & HEAT. This shelter has limited space and currently overwhelmed w/ animals. We, Central Indiana Boxer Rescue, are FULL-no available foster space & dogs waiting to come in :( I personally cannot "squeeze" them into my house either.

Anyone interested, but unsure about life with a deaf dog, let me know---I can let you know all about the joys of living with them & debunk the myths associated with them as well.

Transport can be coordinated. If foster or adopt happens in Indiana, I'll assist with training and provide guidance.

Janie Zell-Smith
Central Indiana Boxer Rescue

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