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Forewarning, Bink's story will absolutely break your heart and outrage you!

Cape Fear Golden Retriever Rescue pulled an English Golden boy we named Bink from an area shelter. He was brought into the shelter on October 20th after being hit by a car. The shelter has a 7-10 day hold period for people to claim their dogs. One of CFGRR's volunteers went to the shetler to look at him but was not allowed to do so because of the Hold Period the shelter has for strays. On 10/28 our Volunteer was allowed to look at Bink. She was told by the shelter staff that Bink would not be moved to the Adoptables due to his injuries because he had been hit by a car. He was scheduled to be put to sleep on Friday October 30th. The Intake Coordinator quickly called the shelter and told them CFGRR wanted Bink and would pull him on Thurs, which we did. He was immediately taken to the Vet CFGRR uses for a full medical exam where he currently is.

While Bink was at the shelter, he was not seen by a Vet, he was not given any medical treatment at all. Bink has a severe case of pneumonia, was infested with fleas and ticks, has every worm known on earth, is about 20-25 lbs. under weight and will need extensive surgery (FHO) to repair his hip. The Vet CFGRR uses feels if Bink had been seen by a Vet right away, possibly his hip could have been popped back into place.

Bink is a real trooper-today is the first day he has eaten since he was pulled from the shelter. Fluid was drained from his left lung this morning-8 containers about the size of a regular jar of peanut butter were filled. The fluid is being tested.

It will be at least two weeks if not longer before Bink can have the surgery he needs to repair his hip. Needless to say, Bink has been through so much and has a very long road ahead of him. This is one very special boy who deserves a wonderful home with a very special family who will appreciate him. CFGRR volunteers are visiting him daily while he's staying at the Vet Clinic.

Please keep Bink in your thoughts and prayers...........

Here is a link to Bink's Petfinder.com listing:


http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=14983802
 

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best wishes Bink from me n Tom over in the UK, sounds like you cut ruff deal but looks like you're in good hands now. Keep us posted how you get on you hear !!!
 

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OMG.... what is the matter with people??? This makes me livid thinking of how that sweet boy suffered so needlessly. I wish I could love on him and tell him nothing bad will happen ever again. Big binkie hugs and kisses from this Dallas crew.
 

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That is just terrible that the vet didnt see the dog when he first came in. What is wrong with some shelters. It could have saved this sweet boy untold suffering and maybe fixed the problem. Hopefully his furever home will open soon and he can be spoiled the rest of his life. Give Bink kisses from me.
 

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OMG - poor boy, prayers and good wishes on their way right now
 

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I am speechless. They knew Bink had been hit by a car and did NOTHING for him?!
Yes, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR HIM! I was hoping people here on the Golden Forum would be as OUTRAGED as all of us at CFGRR are! He suffered needlessly far too many days.

Since it's obvious this shelter would not give him the medical treatment he needed, they could have at least contacted CFGRR to let us know he was in the shelter, but NO............ I happened to come across his listing as I check the shelter listings every week several times. This shelter had him listed as a Labrador Retriever when in fact he is a purebred English Golden.
 

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best wishes Bink from me n Tom over in the UK, sounds like you cut ruff deal but looks like you're in good hands now. Keep us posted how you get on you hear !!!
I will definitely keep you posted on Binks progress. His eating today for the first time since CFGRR pulled him out of the shelter on Thursday is a huge milestone for him. We all hope with each day he will become healthier and stronger so he can recover enough to have his hip surgery.
Once he has his surgery the search for the Right family will begin, that is if he isn't adopted by his foster family. He will remain at the Vet clinic through the end of this week providing he continues to improve.
 

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I'm so sorry. I'm so glad your rescue has him. There was another dog named Sara, not a Golden, but she was injured too. She sat in a shelter and waited. She was finally pulled and her leg had to be amputated. When I heard she was killed getting hit by a car, my heart broke. She was loved after she was pulled and taken care of. I just wish she had more happy years. I hope Bink, I can't read the story, recovers and feels nothing but love in the future.
 

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Oh no! He was the boy who was half on and half off the elevated dog bed, wasn't he? Or is that a different boy? Oh wait! This is the guy that the shelter wouldn't even let the volunteer look at until his hold period was up, right? We all need to write to the NC Department of Agriculture and voice our outrage! If they are going to be required to hold them for a period of time, they should be required to provide at least pain meds!
 

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Bink

Oh no! He was the boy who was half on and half off the elevated dog bed, wasn't he? Or is that a different boy? Oh wait! This is the guy that the shelter wouldn't even let the volunteer look at until his hold period was up, right? We all need to write to the NC Department of Agriculture and voice our outrage! If they are going to be required to hold them for a period of time, they should be required to provide at least pain meds!
No, this is a different dog-that was Oliver and CFGRR has him in rescue too. He came in the week before Bink arrived.
 

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I just find that so bad the shelter's take them in then don't help them if they need treatment that is just so bad.
I hope that boy has a happy life now.
 

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There are three things I could never do:

1. Flip burgers for a living (not that there's anything wrong with it).
2. Work on SkyScrapers.
3. Work in a high kill shelter.

You either have to have too much patience, too many guts, or a tiny heart.
 

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I'm so sorry. I'm so glad your rescue has him. There was another dog named Sara, not a Golden, but she was injured too. She sat in a shelter and waited. She was finally pulled and her leg had to be amputated. When I heard she was killed getting hit by a car, my heart broke. She was loved after she was pulled and taken care of. I just wish she had more happy years. I hope Bink, I can't read the story, recovers and feels nothing but love in the future.
There is nothing worse or sadder than down right abuse and cruelty for any of God's creatures who give thier love to humans so selfishly.
 

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Here is the Animal Welfare Law. They should be turned into the Department of Agriculture!!! See C below:

http://www.agr.state.nc.us/vet/AWS/documents/Subchapter52JAnimalWelfarApril2009.pdf
02 NCAC 52J .0210 VETERINARY CARE
(a) A written program of veterinary care to include disease control and prevention, vaccination, euthanasia, and adequate veterinary
care shall be established with the assistance of a licensed veterinarian by any person who is required to be licensed or registered
under the Animal Welfare Act, Article 3 of Chapter 19A of the General Statutes.
(b) If there is a disease problem that persists for more than 30 days at the facility, the facility operator shall obtain and follow a
veterinarian's written recommendations for correcting the problem.
(c) Each dog and cat shall be observed daily by the animal caretaker in charge, or by someone under his direct supervision. Sick or
diseased, injured, lame, or blind dogs or cats shall be provided with veterinary care or be euthanized, provided that this shall not
affect compliance with any state or local law requiring the holding, for a specified period, of animals suspected of being diseased. If
euthanasia is performed at a certified facility, a list of personnel approved to perform euthanasia shall be maintained in a Policy and
Procedure Manual as described in 02 NCAC 52J .0800. Diseased or deformed animals shall be sold or adopted only under the policy
set forth in the "Program of Veterinary Care." Full written disclosure of the medical condition of the animal shall be provided to the
new owner.
(d) All animals in a licensed or registered facility shall be in compliance with the North Carolina rabies law, G.S. 130A, Article 6,
Part 6. However, no shelter shall be disapproved following inspection or otherwise cited for failure to inoculate any dog or cat
known to be less than 12 weeks old or until such animals have been in the shelter at least 15 days.
 

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I still can't believe they let him lay there broken and hurting and did nothing to help him, just waited for his 'waiting period' to end. Seems to me it would be to the benefit of the dog and the shelter to allow the animal to go to a Rescue and get the care it needs, while directing anyone who may show up to claim him to the Rescue. Frees up space and gets the dog the care it needs...I would think the owner would prefer their dog had been cared for rather than left broken and in pain while waiting to be located. This is inhumanity and stupidity in action.
 

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How can I make a donation to help with Bink's care?
 

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Bink

LOOK at Bink!

Oh If I had a job I would be donating.

I'm sure if you email or call Cape Fear they will tell you how to donate for Bink


Bink is a 6 year old male Golden boy that was pulled from a kill shelter. He had been taken to the shelter after being hit by a car and did not receive any vet treatement until we got him over a week later. He has pnemonia at this time and is recovering. He will also require ah FHO procedure/surgery on his back hip, as when the car hit him it knocked his hip ball out of socket. He did not have any broken bones or fractures. Bink is a big boy at 74 pounds but should be closer to 90 pounds. He has kind eyes where you can look deep into his soul. Bink is up-to-date with routine shots and house trained.
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