'Emiel is such a sweet dog'.. he touches every visitor... they all say that he is such a sweetheart. Indeed he is, but he went through the eye of a needle.
We saved him out of a killing station where he came in severely injured. It was already a miracle that they didn't euthanize him immediately with his injuries...
One of the employees there felt so bad for him that she secretly gave him antibiotics for several days, cleaned his wounds, cleaned him and kept him in a far cage, hoping that the owner of the killing station wouldn't come there.
And, so he told us, everytime when the owner, who gives orders which dogs are to be killed, walked through the cages, Emiel would sit all the way back in the cage, like he knew he was the least visible there.
The employee called me if I could please help, even though it was a severely injured dog. Because Emiel got some medication but didn't get better like he was supposed to.
When I went there to pick him up, I could not believe my eyes... somebody had hit him on the head with a machete... A deep and dangerous open wound and blood on all sides of his body... he looked at me with a gentle and unknowing look, didn't realise what was happening..
We took him with us and Emiel underwent emergency surgery. He had a severe infection and his wounds were inflamed.
Emiel the poor thing made it... his immense thankfulness and love for mankind didn't suffer from the heavily abuse and the pain he went through.
This a cream of a Podenco, a big sweetheart but above all that a lovely podenco who deserves a fantastic home!!