Hansel and Gretel were once tiny pups that their family loved. They loved their owner as much as they loved each other. They were bred with a purpose – to hunt. But when they turned just one year old, for some reason their owner decided they were not useful. These huntless hounds were dumped in a forest to fend for themselves.
Being hounds, Hansel and Gretel didn’t think much of it at first. After all, they have a great sense of smell. They began tracking their owners scent to find their way home. Unfortunately the forest is full of different smells and other animals tracks. They became confused. After wandering for many days, possibly many weeks, they became sick and weak.
Then one day the most amazing thing happened. They came upon a farm with other animals and the smell of food. They were coaxed by a farmer into a kennel with food where they could eat to their hearts content!
Little did they know, they only had days to live. If nobody came to claim them – Hansel and Gretel were going to be shot.
Rescue Dogs Match Save the Hounds
Thankfully a great rescue called RESCUE DOGS MATCH came to their aid. With just one day to spare, they were saved from the kennel of death. The hounds were fed enough to fill their tummies and given proper medical care. And they were given something just as important in saving their lives - a gentle hug to let them know that from that moment on, they were going to be okay.
Hansel is a young male walker hound. Although he has been through so much in his short life he is loving the attention from his rescuers. He even had enough spunk to give a few play bows! Hansel is very underweight and must wait a few weeks to put some on before going for his neuter surgery.
Gretel is a female young walker hound. She is emaciated. Every bone in her body protrudes. She has barely any muscle mass. She is a skeleton in dogs clothing. Gretel was very fearful and confused when the rescuers arrived. She also had blood all over her. After being thoroughly inspected by the vet, it was found that the blood was coming from her broken tail. She is in such a fragile state that she will need a lot of TLC and monitoring to make sure she improves. Gretel will have to gain almost half of her body mass just to be in good enough condition for her in spay surgery.
Nine Dogs Saved in One Day
Rescue Dogs Match rescued Hansel and Gretel on the same day they took in seven other dogs. All nine dogs were seen by a vet and treated for immediate injuries and vaccinated. Nine dogs that were supposed to be dead received a new leash on life. All but one are in foster care thanks to amazing volunteers who have offered their time and homes to let these dogs finally be at ease, with full tummies and a comfortable bed to sleep in. A HUGE thank you to everyone who has networked to find foster homes for these dogs. Without you many amazing families would never have known their new family member was waiting for them!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped us on this journey of hope and donated to help us save more dogs. A special thank you to Heather Brooks, Anonymous, & Shauna MacKinnon for your donations to help cover boarding for the remaining dog that we wouldn’t leave behind.
If you would like to help Save the Hounds and the other seven dogs rescued by donating to cover some vet costs please click on the link below. Any amount helps!