Dog's with stones matted in their feet and toes

Written by DAN LUBNIEWSKI (CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.)
Published on: April 11th, 2014

This is my first story recently that I have not saved a dogs life. But I wanted to bring this to anyone that reads it to their attention because it is very important and causing dogs so much pain. I take care of and feed a lot of dogs that come here daily. The first thing I always do to any dog I am close enough to pet is to clean the matter off their eyes. I just know how miserable it would be to have that gook caked on there eyes all day long. But then today I got to thinking about checking their feet for stones and burr's that could be stuck to their feet and between their toes. I am writing this because I don't think we always think about the dogs feet and when I checked two dogs today I was really surprised and so happy I decided to take a few minutes to check. The German Shepherd and the other dog from next door that I have rescued a number of times. The German Shepherd had three stones stuck or matted to his feet. The small dog had seven stones and burr's stuck to his feet and matted between his toes. I can just imagine how miserable they must of been walking on them all day long. If we had a small splinter in our foot it would drive us crazy. So sometimes I think we just need a little wake up call on some of the things we should be more aware of to watch out for in our quest to help the animals we love so much. If anyone has a injured pigeon or needs advice please contact me - Dan Lubniewski - animalrescuer131@yahoo.com - 214 - 2721545 - Birdman of long beach. If anyone cares to make a donation to help with my rescue work you can do so through Paypal by using my e-mail address. 

Will You Help Rescue Others? You'll LOVE Our Work! Before: scheduled for euthanasia at the pound. After: His new family has a huge backyard!