The recent events with the OSPCA York Region has sparked much controversy. The general outcry is to SAVE THE ANIMALS, that Ringworm is not fatal, that justice must be served and that a criminal investigation must be launched. To this I heartily agree.
Let's keep in mind that these poor animals have just been through a very traumatic experience. Granted, they have no idea of the fight that was brewing outisde the facility, but they have had to endure the pain and suffereing of severe itching from ringworm and perhaps may have even had treatment stopped because they were going to be euthanized. Imagine the severe anxiety and stress they must all be feeling at this moment. Add to this anxiety, a cage and almost NO HUMAN CONTACT. They are in an unfamiliar environment and they are SCARED.
Fright combined with pain can make for a very traumatized animal. I recently wrote a blog post on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Dogs and this would be an extreme case of PTSD for many if not all of these animals. I've attached the link for you to read.
It is extremely important that we take steps to help these animals regain their confidence and help them to relieve their stress and anxiety NATURALLY and HOLISTICALLY. This means not using sedatives, but rather using holistic alternatives.
Now it's time to really get down to the nitty gritty and work with these animals to create inner harmony and peace and renew their inbred happy, vibrant sprit.
These animals are ripe to be diagnosed as aggressive if they are not retrained and given some major TLC. Hugs and love in this case is just not enough. If you are fortunate enough to be able to adopt one of these special animals, you are in for a lot of work. However, it will be a labour of love and the results will be astounding.
Since my main goal is to see that all these animals lead as normal a life as possible and be as healthy and loved as possible, I am making the following offer.
When the adoption process begins and we are allowed to adopt these wonderful animals, I would like to schedule a free seminar for all the new animal guardians. I will teach a number of stress reducing therapies that you can use to overcome their anxiety and stress. This would include Relaxation Therapy, Massage and other modalities.
If you are or will be a foster care mom/dad for any of these unfortunate animals, please contact me and I will work with you to assist in their journey back to a normal life.
My dedication is sincere. Let's save these animals and get them back to good health.