The dog faced several traumatic experiences before being rescued. This has led to numerous neurological issues.
Abandoning dogs is one of the worst things anyone could do to their pets. They often get very attached to their owners and find it very difficult to cope with the separation. Recently, a dog was found caged up and thrown in the trash bin in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The puppy was later found and rescued by a garbage truck driver. The authorities are now searching for the person responsible for such cruel treatment of the dog. The dog is said to have gone blind because of all the trauma he has been through. The puppy apparently suffers from neurological issues due to all the traumatic experiences.
The garbage truck driver found the puppy on the 20th of March. According to a post from the Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control Facebook Page, the puppy is “just 4 months old but has already gone through so much in his short life.” The Red River Waste Solutions garbage truck driver noticed a dog kennel sticking outside of a trash bin at 200th block of East Masterson Avenue. The truck driver was quick to call the authorities. Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control has taken the dog in and is focusing on nursing the little pup back to health. The puppy has been named Barry by the staff.
A veterinarian examined the puppy and found it had suffered "multiple traumas" in its short life. The officials reported that the puppy was not born blind but had become blind due to all the traumatic experiences. However, Barry seems to be eager to put his dark past behind him and move on with life. He just wants to be cared for and live a good life ahead. After spending around a month in a foster home, the puppy is apparently ready to find himself a forever home that is ready to give him all the love that he deserves.
When the dog was found, he was locked up in his kennel with nothing but a collar and a dog bowl next to him, as reported by Fort Wayne's NBC. “I was disgusted because who throws away anything that is living” Victoria Carrol, wife of a manager at Red River Waste Solutions said. Carol saw the dog right after he was rescued. She said that Barry was covered in feces and was nothing but skin and bones. There is no information regarding exactly how long the dog was left alone in that trash bin.
I will never understand how someone can be so cruel.😢😢😢— deeder (@beydiana) April 16, 2019
“He could not even stand up,” Carrol said. “You could not even touch him. It was like you were going to break a bone if you were going to touch him.” Officials reported that the puppy suffered several broken ribs in the past and also suffered from neurological damage. He has finally been brought back to health thanks to the rescue organization and the foster home. “No one wants to see an animal injured and honestly it’s hard to wrap your mind around how and why someone would hurt an animal,” Holly Pasquinelli, Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control Community Relations and Education Specialist said.
As reported by WANE, "He relies on his sense of touch, smell, sound. Training him is a different challenge too. He's been working with a certified trainer to really hone in on those senses." Holly Pasquinelli said. He has been trained to a certain extent over the past month but will require more training. Barry is also in need of a home where there is someone to check up on him from time to time. He needs someone who can take care of his special needs and he is sure to give his new owners as much love and affection he possibly can.
His condition narrows down the number of people who have the required skills to adopt him. It is not just about spending time with him but making sure he is okay at all times. The shelter is looking for experienced dog owners only. If you are interested in adopting this little pup then you can reach out to the shelter through their website. You can also talk to the staff and find out if you can help with the case in any way possible.
The area the dog was found has been canvassed and the authorities have started an investigation to find the person responsible for this cruel act. If you have any information regarding the incident or the dog, please call (260) 427-1244.