While his parents were gone one day, Labeaux had been chained outside on a porch/deck area. Being a puppy who likes to explore and learn, he got the chain tangled around some other items near him. Fur Kids Foundation can only imagine that Labeaux wasn't ok with staying in one place for long, and tried to go exploring further when he fell off of the deck. Labeaux was found dangling about one inch from the ground when his dad returned. Once freed from his situation, Labeaux was drooling, puking, coughing and very tired, so his dad rushed him to the vet where he had some fluids pumped into Labeaux, and was given some medication to help with the pain he was in.
Labeaux's human sister was very sick and had to go to the children's hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. While she was there, her dad lost his job. Labeaux's parents had been looking to purchase a puppy for their daughter, but when she was admitted into the hospital, that plan was put on hold. Labeaux’s breeder knew what was going on, and when the little girl returned home from the hospital, they gave her the puppy as a Christmas gift. We hear that Labeaux is making a full recovery.
Fur Kids Foundation is grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters who have helped local families stay happy and healthy, and together! If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families in Campbell County, Wyoming with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.
Fur Kids Foundation believes that dogs should be a part of a pet owner’s family. Dogs are very social animals, and love being part of a pack—in this case, part of your family. In a perfect world, all dogs would live inside with their owners. However, we understand that this isn’t always a possibility—a family member may have allergies, or you may just want your dog to be outside when you are not home with them. Dogs who need to spend some or most of their time outside should be provided with a safe, escape-proof enclosure with proper shelter (adequate shelter includes three walls, a floor, and a ceiling), water (that isn’t frozen in the winter) and food at all times.
Please note: If you see any pets left outside with no shelter in cold weather, and you are not comfortable speaking with your neighbor about your concerns (or have in the past with no action) please contact the City of Gillette-Campbell Co Animal Shelter, (307) 686-5249. It does help the Animal Control officer if you document how often you see the pets outside, if you’ve spoken with the pet owner, and take pictures and/or video of the situations.