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Thorp Dog Auction Scrapbook: Reddy

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Reddy the red min pin puppy

     Reddy the miniature pinscher was just over 6 months old when purchased at the Thorp Dog Auction. He's a cute little guy, though he wasn't quite sure what was going on when he found himself in the vet's exam room with a warm, soft towel under him and people telling him how handsome he is.

     At the auction, it's reported that Reddy held himself upright very stiffly, with both front legs extended and toes curled inward. Part of that was fear, and part was because his toenails were so long that he couldn't walk. He'd obviously never been out of his cage.

     After his purchase, he ran and cowered in the back of his crate if anyone came near him. "Just being around humans who pet and talk to them in a kind way, they don't know how to behave," explained a rescuer.

     Aside from his psychological problems and painfully long toenails, Reddy was sold with an eye infection (conjunctivitis), and avanced tooth decay.

     His physical problems are being treated with medication. His emotional problems are being treated with love.

     For more information on rehabilitating puppy mill survivors, please see: Puppy Mill Survivors: A Guide to Caring for Unsocialized Mill Dogs .

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