Saturday , 19 August 2017

“Survivor” dog found weak, emaciated in Mercier

48 hours ago this dog was found in the Mercier area. He was found by a good samaritan. His story (as told by his ‘rescuers’) is below. (thank you to Petluck.ca for the English translation, French follows).

"Survivor" was found in desperate condition on Monday.

 

Here is the story of Survivor, a little dog that we found abandoned in the district of Mercier in Montreal on September 12th.
On our way to work by bicycle, we noticed him, not realizing that it was a dog. I was afraid of him at first, I couldn’t imagine that this animal I saw was a dog he was so skinny, scrawny, weak. When we called, he came to us, timid at first, but immediately so affectionate, begging for hugs and attention.
His physical condition was so terrible, to the point where my husband and I cried. I wasn’t able to stop crying. To see him still alive in this state, for someone who has the slightest respect for animals, is simply inconceivable and unbearable. In Montreal. In 2011.
We picked up the car and brought him to the vet. Along the way, good Samaritans gave him food and we were guided to the vet. Everyone who saw him was shocked.
The vet referred us first to Berger Blanc. I refused, saying I would pay the vet fees. In talking with her then, the vet advised us to call them to see if anyone was looking for him, mentioning that we would not bring him there, as their clinic did not trust them and that they did not believe that things had changed in spite of what the City is trying to make people think. And by looking at the list of veterinarians who work there, it was not reassuring…

After getting confirmation that he would come through, despite all he has lived, he did not seem to have any illness other than his malnutrition, we returned home with him. I contacted Berger Blanc and they told us to bring them the dog. I refused because I didn’t want him to be euthanized. Without demanding his description, I was told that either I bring him in, or I should deal with him on my own by making posters… When I said people must contact them when searchiing for their animals, they said no…
So I contacted the CAACQ as the vet advised me. And we are looking after him until we find him a family. This dog is so gentle and loving and so physically and emotionally depleted. I don’t understand that horrible things like this can happen in my city and that people close their eyes. Things must change. I am ashamed of my city and what humans do to animals. Hoping that things change and that Survivor will help the animal cause.

Caroline Chaussé
Montreal

*Note: Survivor has been offered a place with a rescue near Toronto.  In the meantime, his rescuers will take their time and nurse him back to health first.  We’ll keep you posted.

Voici l’histoire de Survivor, un petit chien abandonné que nous avons trouvé dans le quartier Mercier de Montréal le 12 septembre.

En se rendant au travail en vélo, nous l’ avons aperçu sans réaliser que c’était un chien. J’ai eu peur de lui au début, je ne pouvais pas concevoir que cet animal que je voyais était un chien tellement il était maigre, rachitique, faible. Quand nous l’avons appelé, il est venu à nous, craintif au début, mais tout de suite tellement affectueux, quémandant des caresses et de l’attention.

Son état physique est terrible au point que moi et mon conjoint pleurions. Je n’étais pas capable d’arrêter de pleurer. Le voir encore en vie dans cet état, pour quelqu’un qui a le moindre respect pour les animaux, est tout simplement inconcevable et insupportable. À Montréal. En 2011.

Nous sommes allés chercher la voiture et l’avons amené chez le vétérinaire. En chemin, des bons samaritains lui ont donné de la nourriture et nous ont guidé vers le vétérinaire. Tout le monde qui le voyait était boulversé.

Le vétérinaire nous a premièrement référé vers le Berger blanc. J’ai refusé en disant que je paierais les frais de visite. En discutant ensuite avec elle, la vétérinaire nous a conseillé de les appeler pour savoir si quelqu’un le cherchait tout en mentionnant qu’elle n’irait pas le porter là-bas par exemple car leur clinique ne leur font pas confiance et qu’ils ne croient pas que les choses ont changé malgré ce que la Ville essaie de faire croire aux gens. Et qu’en regardant la liste des vétérinaires qui y travaillent, ce n’est rien de rassurant…

Après avoir eu la confirmation qu’il s’en sortirait, malgré tout ce qu’il a vécu, il ne semblait pas avoir de maladie autre que sa sous-alimentation, nous sommes revenus avec lui à la maison. J’ai contacté le Berger blanc et on m’a dit de leur apporté le chien. J’ai refusé car je ne veux pas qu’il soit euthanasié. Sans me demander sa description, on m’a dit que soit je l’apporte soit je me débrouille par moi-même en faisant des affiches… Quand j’ai dit que des gens doivent les contacter en cherchant leur animal, on m’a dit non…

J’ai donc contacté le caacq que le vétérinaire m’a conseillé. Et nous en prenons soin en attendant qu’on lui trouve une famille. Ce chien est tellement gentil et affectueux et tellement carencé physiquement et émotivement. Je ne comprends pas que des choses horribles comme ça puisse arriver dans ma ville et que les gens ferment les yeux. Les choses doivent changer. J’ai honte de ma ville et de ce que l’humain fait aux animaux.

En espérant que les choses bougent et que Survivor aidera la cause des animaux.

Caroline Chaussé
Montréal

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7 comments

  1. Disgusting of some people’s treatment towards animals, bravo to you and your husband Caroline….. my prayers are with Survivor.

  2. I’m from Saint Leonard (not that far from Mercier). Please let me know if you need help caring for Survivor.

  3. I’m really happy these people are looking after him. Maybe they’ll want to keep him in the end!.

    He looks like a pittbull, theres no way he can go to a rescue near Toronto, Ontario had a ban on the breed……

  4. Survivor looks like a pit bull; he shouldn’t be going to Ontario. I would be willing to try to help. Please let me know if you need someone to take him in.

    • Hi there! Thanks for your concern and offer to help! More than anyone, Toronto rescues are familiar with the ban. No need to worry – we don’t have the details but are fully confident they will place him out of Ontario or liason with another rescue
      to find him the perfect forever home. Who knows? His foster family may fall in love….

  5. Bonjour,
    Moi et mon copain avons trouvé Survivor qui se nomme maintenant Chiko. Il n’est pas à Toronto, il vit maintenant avec nous! Nous sommes tombés en amour avec lui! Il est tout simplement merveilleux, il a pris plus de 10 livres, il n’est plus du tout faible, mais plutôt plein d’énergie et enjoué. C’est le meilleur chien du monde. La SPCA recherche ceux qui lui ont fait cela. Vous pouvez voir le lien sur leur site facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Montreal-SPCA/111247368896474

    Hi, my and my boyfriend found Survivor now named Chiko. Just wanted to let you know he now lives with us, we fell in love with him, he’s such a charmer! He’s doing great, took more than 10 pounds, he’s happy and so affectionnate. This is the link of SPCA searching for the people who hurted him:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Montreal-SPCA/111247368896474

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