Does everyone remember Dixie? She was rescued from a horrific neglect situation in Alabama in 2010.

Well, her wonderful family posted their yearly "Dixie Update this morning with new pictures! take a look at our Dixie now!

DIXIE'S STORY

My heart is sad tonight after seeing the pictures of a sweet 1 yr old black fleecy labradoodle I've been arranging to bring into our adoption program. She came from a "rescuer" in rural Alabama who has had Dixie for the past 5 months, the past 5 months Dixie has gone from a happy sweet doodle pup to a sad suffering doodle banned to living outdoors because the "rescuers" couldn't be bothered to teach her potty manners. These "rescuers" didn't get this girl vaccinated or heartworm treated and watched as she slowly scratched her painful skin and watched her beautiful fleecy locks fall out.

Our foster Kristen Fuhrman (who herself is a well respected doodle breeder) went to the home and found Dixie locked in a large 40x40' pen with 5 other dogs. Her skin is covered with sores and her hair is lost in large sheets. This sweet girl came readily to Kristen despite the pain I'm sure she feels as she moves. We sent her immediately to the vet hospital where our suspicions were confirmed, this sweet doodle girl is covered with Sarcoptic Mange. She is getting treatment for the next 2 weeks at the vet hospital until she will not be contagious to humans and other dogs.

I'm posting some pictures of her, they are difficult to look at. However we need to see this poor girl as she is today. We can only hope she recovers quickly and her sweet soul hasn't born the pain of the abuse she has suffered at the hands of a woman who has the audacity to call herself a "rescuer".
We have given Dixie a new name (she was Midnight in her prior setting) and we hope she will be a strong southern girl who will rise and overcome the abuse she has suffered at the hands of humans.

 
Dixie and Kristan


From this view you can't even determine whether this poor animal is a dog.

Tags: abuse, animal, dog, doodle, labradoodle, mange, rescue

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Thank you for sharing this. You're right - we need to see these pictures. You are all angels from heaven and I am saying all my prayers that Dixie makes a full recovery.
Wow...words cannot describe how sad this situation is!! So glad that poor Dixie is out of there and in the loving hands of DRC. I hope she heals quickly and finds the perfect home where she will be pampered like she's supposed to be!!
There are no words that describe the feelings that this story evoke. Prayers to Dixie, thanks to Kristen and Liz and the DRC for giving her a new. happy, healthy life!
This makes me sooooo angry. I have such wonderful and creative ideas of what I would like to do to Dixie's 'rescuers' and not one is legal. However if I lived in any proximity to them, I wouldn't care how legal my revenge would be other than that they do some suffering.
A girl after my own heart!
Two words:  FIRE ANTS!
Liz, thank you for being persistent in getting this poor girl into DRC. Kristen, thank you for taking her from an unthinkable situation and getting her the help she desperately needs. Her recovery will be a remarkable story - and I truly believe she will recover, after all she has the love and attention of a great group of people. Clifford, Mocha and I are all thinking of her and sending prayers her way.
I just had a thought -- Has anyone reported these people to the Humane Society, so that the other dogs can be removed from their 'care'?
People never cease to amaze me, actually shock me, that they can treat another living being like this. I don't know how these folks can live with themselves, I certainly couldn't.

Dixie will be in our prayers. My parents adopted a golden with sarcoptic mange before I was even born. He was about to be put down and my mom adopted him and nursed him back to health. Old Ivan lived to be 13 - I was 11 when his day finally came. He lived 12 of his 13 years with so much happiness :) Dixie will get better, I just know it.
Thank you EVERYONE!...Amazing save Kristin!....Liz what would I do without you?
Dixie - what an adorable thing she was, and to have allowed it to come to this. May the power of Healing be with her, physically and spiritually. She can know good care and love finally, and that can restore her.
I am so appreciative of the DRC and what it is doing for Dixie and what it has done and will do for many other doodles in need. I only hope that Dixie has an easy recovery and will soon learn what it is to be loved and properly care for in a forever home.

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