“We were horrified at his malnourished condition,” Harper told The Dodo. “Along with his whole body raw and bloody, his feet were too, and toenails grown so long they curled into his paw pads. She admitted her flea treatment all the years she had him was pouring a flea powder meant for carpet and to be vacuumed up. She said she did not want to spend money on him. I begged her as a rescuer to surrender him, and she agreed immediately.”
One of the veterinarians also working at the clinic that day immediately let Harper take Dobby to her own clinic, even though it was closed that day, so that they could begin treating him as quickly as possible. They could only imagine the kind of pain he was in. They set about trimming his nails, bathing him and preparing for bloodwork to be done. Despite all of his ailments, Dobby never complained or lashed out. He was as sweet as could be throughout the entire process, and just seemed so grateful to his rescuers for helping him.
“He sat there with love in his little eyes — like he knew he had finally been saved,” Harper said.