Time for more "Shelter Snapshots".
The Ugly--WARNING: THE FOLLOWING IMAGES ARE GRAPHIC
This guy's fate after the end of his stray-hold period is most likely euthanization--he has visible tumors, an abnormally swollen prostrate, a bellyful of worms and most likely is heartworm positive. How someone can permit an animal to decline into such a horrible state is hard to fathom. This dog's problems were almost all preventable with decent care, but clearly, his owner didn't consider them to be issues worth treating.
We've had a run lately with stray old dogs arriving in horrible shape--a blind, incontinent Pomeranian, an old Yorkie with half his coat gone due to mange, and a blind Cocker Spaniel with a coat matted to a dense carpet of flea-dandered fur. We end up giving these weary seniors the pink injection, but the volunteers and Shelter staff would sure like to give a swift boot in the rear to the owners who abandoned these elders in their last days.