Feb 11, 2013
Feb 3, 2013
The Poundry is Pleased to Announce the Newest Member of Our Family, Ripp!
Monica and I have been keeping tabs on this German Shepherd for several months now. We first learned of his story via a German Shepherd Rescue group asking for donations to help pay for an emergency ear surgery he was in desperate need of after years of neglect. All that we know of his past is that there was a court order to remove him from the property of the people he lived with in South Carolina, and that he has been in foster care since May of last year. Untreated ear infections were allowed to harden in both of his ears and as a result, Ripp has lost all of his hearing. His hearing was long gone before the rescue took him in, but he was in pain because of the infections. The surgery removed both of his ear canals and closed off the openings, so he doesn't even have a way to receive sound. How's that for a chapter in The Chronicles of Suckiness! That which robs you of your hearing then drives you mad with chronic pain and discomfort... He's recovered really well, though there is a recurring topical infection that we are treating. He is incredibly sweet, playful and more than a little goofy. All three characteristics are wonderful to have in a dog, and we are delighted to be able to provide a stress free home for such a sweet boy!