Dear Editor:

I am writing this sad letter about a German rottweiler that has to have his leg amputated soon. He was abandoned up on the Broad Mountain in Nesquehoning sometime in July. After several weeks someone finally caught him ... I will call him Unlucky because he has had a very rough time to survive up there. No food, no water. Hot weather and rainy thunder storms. Snakes and insects, a lot of traffic. And the fear of not knowing where he was for numerous nights and days.

And now he has a big fear of people. This poor dog had a hole in his tongue from eating bark or sticks, we suppose. He has some holes in his front right leg and paw. He has a sunken shoulder blade and his foot drags. A vet said his nerves are dead in his leg and it will die and then rot. This poor unlucky dog will have three legs. He has a tail and most people do not like a tail on a rottweiler, which puts him on the less likely list to be adopted. He truly will need a new loving home because the foster home he is in now is only temporary and he is trusting them. He will be neuterted. He has a very rough road ahead of him yet. Having his leg sawed off will be very traumatic to his body, with now a life-altering adjustment with three legs. It will cost a lot of money to get Unlucky his x-rays, surgery, medications, and return trips to the veterinarian. Poor Unlucky will need to heal physically and mentally due to all this stress to his body and his abandonment. This poor dog was put up on that mountain to fend for himself and to get hit by a car and die. He was most likely hit by a car because his injuries are horrible. This poor dog had to be in so much pain and scared to death.

Unlucky can be helped. Just call Friends of Animals in Jim Thorpe (570-325-9400) and make a donation for Unlucky for his surgeries. He is too beautiful to put down, especially when he tried so hard to survive in terrible conditions. People did this to him. No wonder he is fearful. He will be a beautiful dog for someone, we hope. Please call Friends of Animals to help Unlucky, and then he can be called Lucky. All he wants is to be loved and belong to someone who will give him a loving home and a caring family. It is a shame that this dog had to live a life owned by cruel people who tossed him away like road trash, and apparently slept well afterwards!

Thank You

Judy Williams

hdj1374@yahoo.com