Dog Who Was Chained Up All Her Life Finally Lives Life Of A Puppy

Dogs have to be the most loyal, faithful and loving creatures on earth and I am always amazed when I hear stories of how horrifically they are treated. The stories come up all the time, from all parts of the world.


One very cruel practice is to chain a do up. Why own a dog if you are going to chain it up, it makes no sense at all. It is cruel, inhumane and totally unforgivable. This was the fate of Violet and five of her captive canine companions. The 6 dogs were all chained in a yard in Miguel County, New Mexico. Fortunately, the practice is illegal there and even more fortunate was that Violet and her friends were spotted by a lady passing the property in December 2016.


She contacted the local Sheriff and Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico to come to the aid of these long suffering canines. Angela Stell , the director of NMDOG told reporters, “They were able to get somebody to go out onto the property and explain the ordinances and what was wrong with the situation.” NMDOG main goal is to put an end to the chaining of dogs.


Stell added, “When they did that, they found that the guardian of the dogs was in jail on unrelated charges, and he was not on the property able to provide daily care that these dogs needed. I’m not sure if somebody else was staying on the property or coming to the property, but overall, these dogs were just kind of abandoned and forgotten.” The dogs were in a poor state and were immediately removed and given the necessary care they so badly needed. They were taken to vat first to assess and treat the poor dogs.


Not only had they suffered physical injuries from the heavy, padlocked chains, they also had a condition known as flystrike as well as sunburn. The physical conditions could be treated but what is more difficult is to treat the psychological damage that had been done. The dogs were afraid of everything and were easily frightened.


Stell said of Violet in particular, “She was very, very afraid, and is still a little timid,” adding “If you raise your hand to do something, or move your hand too fast, she kind of ducks and cowers, like you’re going to hit her. I can’t imagine what somebody did to make her do that. But she is coming around with nice words and good, positive interactions.”Each day, Violet learns to trust people more and more. She’s doing very well medically, and doesn’t look at all as bad as she did at the time of her rescue.“She’s very sweet, and she’s opening up to us and the staff at the clinic,” Stell continued. “She really likes her stuffed animals, and she likes to curl up in her blanket. She likes to go for walks. She’s just learning about the world around her, and not being chained anymore.”


Very soon, Violet will be fit and healthy as well as much calmer and more content. She will hopefully find a happy, loving home soon and never have to endure such torture ever again.