Do you remember Ed, the Basset Hound, who followed me and my 4 doggy clients from his feces covered yard to my car on December 21, 2010? If not, please click on Ed's name in the sentence above for an update but as a quick reminder, Ed was found to be in severely bad shape; for example, he was underweight at a mere 33 pounds, he was peeing blood, his inner ears were infected, and his nails were overgrown.
Once Ed arrived at the vet's office it was discovered that the reason why Ed was peeing blood was because of painful bladder stones and he underwent bladder surgery immediately.
In less than one month, the staff at Northside Animal Hospital saw Ed change from a gloomy basset to a basset who was the life of the party, especially when newcomers walked into the waiting room!
Ed stayed at the veterinary hospital for several months until the staff felt he was strong enough to take a ride to New England Basset Hound Rescue, Inc., where he will live with foster parents until he is placed in his forever home. From what I've heard, the founder of NEBHR has already fallen head over paw in love with Ed and will most likely adopt him! Yeah for Ed!
And just when I wondered why Ed's owner hadn't been officially charged for criminal neglect, a subpoena arrived at my home on Tuesday and I will be going to court on March 30th!
I've never been to court before so I hope to make Ed proud when I take the stand! Tracy Frankenberger still thinks he was not to blame for Ed's poor health but there will be plenty of witnesses to refute his claims. Let's hope justice will be served, for Ed's sake!