Two sick and starving puppies were discovered by Good Samaritans after they were wandered onto a golf course in Florida.
Vero Beach animal control officer Bruce Dangerfield came to their rescue after Ted Donahue and Dee Dee Roberts alerted him to the puppies’ plight. He rushed the 5-month old female bulldog puppies to the Humane Society for immediate veterinary care.
The two poor pups are not only starving, but their bodies are riddled with mange.
The moment they arrived at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (HSVBIRC) they got a medicated bath and began treatment to help them survive.
The shelter named them Laverne and Shirley and wrote on Facebook on Tuesday December 8, 2015 that the two “seem to be slowly improving but it will take several months for them to fully recover.”
The Humane Society and the City of Vero Beach Police Department sought the public’s help with locating the awful people responsible for starving and neglecting them.
“As animal advocates, The Humane Society and Vero Beach Police Department will do everything possible to seek justice for these animals,” Humane Society Executive Director Chalmers Morse said.
It’s terrible what these two puppies have gone through. Thank goodness they were saved and in safe hands!
Pupdate: A year after their rescue, The Humane Society provided an update on Laverne and Shirley!
It turns out that one of the Good Samaritans who found the two abandoned pups – Ted Donahue – adopted the pair.
“The Donahue family were so in love with Laverne and Shirley, they decided to adopt the two girls,” the shelter wrote. “Now named Gilly and Daisy, here they are with Ted’s son TJ as he shares how they’ve been adjusting to their new life in the Donahue family.”
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