Dog with cuts all over body rescued, rehabilitated by SCRAPS
SPOKANE, Wash. — One pup is doing much better today, thanks to the work of the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.
SCRAPS received Owin in February. He was in very bad mental and physical health.
“Owen is a very special case,” said Amelia Ingle, an animal services representative. “He came to us back in February in a metal crate. A leatherman was found in his crate and he was covered in wounds. We don’t know exactly what caused them, however.”
He was immediately sent to a veterinarian, then brought back to SCRAPS. His physical wounds were healing, but emotionally, he had a long recovery.
“He still has some healing to do both physically as well as emotionally. So that’s why our behavior team here is working with him, to kind of rehabilitate him and get him to trust again,” Ingle said.
For weeks, Owin’s handler, Angelina Jobe Cuba, has been working with him to get him comfortable around people. He’s made great progress.
“He’s just made so much improvement going from being kind of scared and shut down to opening up and letting us see who he’s truly become, which is just his playful, happy self,” Jobe Cuba said.
SCRAPS says Owin will spend some more time getting comfortable around people at the shelter.
After his rehabilitation is complete, they will be sending Owin to a rescue organization that has room.
“We’re hoping to eventually send him out to rescue and help him to kind of reacclimate to the world and trust people again and grow into himself,” Ingle said.
In a Facebook post, the organization said they named him Owin because it means “young and fearless fighter” and they want to help him grow into that name.
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