OMG, OMG, OMG.
I finally met him this morning, and I have NEVER seen a dog in the shape he's in... ever.
I think even my vet was shocked, and she has seen dogs in bad shape. I can't even explain the way he *walks*... it's unreal.
She did a quick exam while I was there... broken and badly healed pelvis, front leg broken in two places and healed crookedly, both back legs broken and healed badly, knee cap on one leg is in the opposite place of where it should be, nails are so overgrown that they are bend over his paw pads, and he had so many fleas that he looked like he had black spots in places (he's white and brown)... not neutered, never vaccinated.
My vet says he's fairly young... maybe between 1-2 years old.
The current "owners" have had him since November of last year, and never took him to a vet... I had such a hard time being civil and, I think, so did the rest of the staff.
Anyway... the owners don't want him back, so he's registered under my name at the vet. I left him there for a full workup, x-rays, a bath, possible pain meds... everything he needs immediately. They will call me later on this afternoon, and I will go back up so we can discuss his options.
He is an absolute sweetheart... he let them prod and poke, and bend his legs, check his ears... tail was going 50 miles a minute. This just really breaks my heart - my vet already told me that he will be in severe pain once arthritis sets in in the future (a given w/his condition), and I'm very torn about what to do.
I am going to ask her opinion about his quality of life in his current state, and probably go from there... I do know that this boy is most likely not a candidate for adoption, so he would have to stay w/me... and I don't know if I can handle two sick dogs PLUS the three other ones I have already.
Bee will be getting spayed next week and then she can go to a new home - any takers???
GAWD, I hate people.