Emerson suspected victim of dog fighting needs a home
His wounds have healed but deep scars remain. The dog called Emerson, suspected to be a victim of dog fighting is not easy to deal with, He needs training, patience and a correct socialization.
On Dec. 28, 2017, He was Found stray wandering at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp, off of State Road 520 west of Cocoa – His injuries were probably caused by dog fighting.
“Emerson is a study in contradictions. “He didn’t get the scarring all over, head, shoulders, body, and legs at a church bake sale,” George Shaw, who promotes shelter animals for adoption on social media, recently wrote on Facebook. “But … he is an extremely affectionate dog despite his pain and injury”.
Shaw says Emerson is a pit-bull and Patterdale terrier mix, about two years old and 56 pounds. He is “good on a leash, gentle with other dogs, and reported to be good with kids.”
He’s now not constantly so good with other pups, that may be explained by his condition coming into the animal shelter and probably his dogfighting history, shelter workers said.
when found, Emerson was immediately taken to a veterinary emergency clinic for emergency care, shelter staff stated, then transported to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services’ Animal Care middle in Melbourne. where, he received care, such as surgical procedure of the big, deep injury on his left thigh and treatment for scratches and bites around his face, neck, and the front legs.
It could be from a person. Or from a machine. It could be from a car,”Sarah Boyd, the shelter veterinarian said. “He’s healed. That deep cut on his skin is well healed.
Although they can’t say for sure, shelter officials presume Emerson’s injuries were the consequence of either battling other strays over food or from organized dogfighting. Or he may have been a bait dog, a dog used to test another dog’s fighting capability.
Animal services completely handled and vaccinated Emerson and neutered him. He tested bad for heartworm.
Volunteers and staff walk him every day. He knows essential charges, they say, and takes an interest every day to play with other dogs.
Emerson isn’t always an angel. He has moments “shown adverse behavior toward different dogs, however not during play time,” shelter staff said.
They hope for an appropriate owner since Emerson already got adopted on Feb 6, then returned a few days later, the adopter explain that he was so hard to handle at home.
Emerson got adopted a second time but returned two days later this time he bites a smaller dog after he manages to escape from the garage of the home and while not under the leash control.
Sometimes he has shown that he can play with other dogs, while at other time he manifests an adverse attitude toward other dogs
The Perfect Matching
He needs a home where understanding his need and his behavior due to his history, a person who can handle his training and socialization.
Workers said that Emerson has showing friendly attitude during his stay at the shelter, he was energetic and happy even the bad time he has passed through. He recovers very well, his scarfs are fully healed.
This Dog is just a simple example of all those sad stories about neglected canine. He is still having a full and given heart, » Shaw wrote on Facebook. « If you look through his marks of what was done to him you will see a generous pup. Emerson is mindful, he listens, and obeys, commands. He shows humor, energy, and positive attitude ».
Emerson overcomes his fears the fear that he experienced and suffered, Shaw added Sometimes you meet a dog that has climbed a higher mountain than you have and has done as such without emotional harm. Some dogs do better than humans.