*Warning: Some of the pictures in this story may be disturbing to some readers.
WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – Many in the Cedar Valley and beyond were touched by the story about the nine Samoyeds who ended up at the Cedar Bend Humane Society after being rescued from a puppy mill at the beginning of November. Almost all of them have been placed in their new homes, and the humane society is now asking the public to continue to support their mission and all of the other animals in their care by donating to S.A.V.E. (Support Animal Veterinary Expenses).
Meet Thunder. This five-month-old cat was rescued by a kind person when she saw Thunder darting in and out of traffic right before Thanksgiving. Turns out, his eyes were stuck and swollen shut. Also, Thunder was dehydrated and starving when the vet at Cedar Bend saw him.
With good care at the humane society, Thunder is making a remarkable recovery. However, one of his eyes will need to be removed because of the damage due to illness and ulcers.
The Cedar Bend needs help to complete Thunder’s treatment so they can find him a great home.
Meet Susan. This three-month-old stray puppy has a painful skin condition called mange. This is because of neglect. It causes Susan to have severe itching, hair loss, and the formation of scabs and lesions.
The Cedar Bend staff says Susan is loving and affectionate, even through the obvious physical suffering she continues to endure.
Treatment for Susan includes medicated baths, antibiotics, and daily topical medicines.
Susan will also need a foster home during her recovery. Contact the CBHS if interested.
These are just two of the hundreds of similar stories the Cedar Bend sees. If you’d like to donate to S.A.V.E., click here.