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UPDATED: Fred and Ginger
Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Update 8/7/2010: Fred and Ginger have undergone a battery of tests and are passing with flying colors. These two sweet dogs continue together but are bonding with staff and visitors too.


Fred is a 40# terrier mix, 1 year old. Ginger is a schnauzer, 18#, 3 years old. She has a very old mouth, though, and will need some dental care, probably because of scrounging for a very bad diet that kept her alive.


The two visited a groomer and their "after" pictures are attached. Aren't they gorgeous?


We thank their Guardian Angels and hope these two sweet dogs will soon be ready for their search for a forever home. Given what they have been through, we can only hope to keep them together.

Janis Joplin sang "freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose," and she could have been singing about Fred and Ginger (pictured here). Someone set them "free" to fend for themselves and scrounge for food and shelter in the Irving river bottoms. Separately or together, we do not know, but they were found together, a bonded pair.


As dogs "running at large" will do, they tried to avoid capture. (Who can blame them for doubting the sincerity of humans who caused their dilemma in the first place?) Luckily for them, a persistent Animal Control Officer wanted to help them. When he caught Ginger, Fred "danced" peacefully to her side, not about to lose his only friend. They would not be separated.


They just arrived at DKC and are being examined and treated for neglect and fleas and lack of love. Through it all, both are incredibly docile, affectionate, loving dogs. While we get them ready for placement into a forever home, they could use some Guardian Angels to get them through their barrage of medical tests and treatments to restore them to health. If you can help, please make a donation to support a second chance for this incredible pair.


Let's work together to get them both into a permanent forever home.


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