Rescuers later learned that one of their owners had gotten sick and didn’t have funds to care for the dogs. Over the years, the dogs were neglected and their condition got worse and worse. The paralyzed dog had wounds and an infection covering his body, which someone had wrapped in duct tape.
Stringer and the other rescuers knew he was far too sick to recover.
“We were all feeling compassion for the owners, as well as the dogs, until they brought the last little guy out,” Stringer said. “I spoke with the owner; he admitted they should have taken him to the vet. I had to walk away.”