We've been sorting through the dogs that were seized last week during Oakland Animal Service's raid on a notorious backyard breeder. As is all-too-common with cruelty cases, most of the dogs are squishy sweet with people but under-socialized to the real world and to other dogs. Most have skin problems and/or deformities (especially, 'flat feet') from their history of neglect and confinement.
We pulled four of the dogs into our program today. Many have already been put to sleep. We have our work cut out to help them catch up from a crappy past, but they all showed us the good stuff. More later as they settle in, get named, etc.
For now, here are the fab four ... Out of the breeder's hellhole, and into a brave new beginning.