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Advertiser Companion Animal Medical Came To Rescue For Eskie Dogs

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by Janet Grella

Last Spring, 371 American Eskimo dogs (“Eskies”) were rescued when agents from the local police and human society officials raided a local puppy mill in Kennewick, WA. Many of them were pregnant and all were living in unbelievable squalor in what the humane society called “the worst puppy mill raid – ever.”

That’s where our returning Advertiser, Companion Animal Medical Center in Normandy Park came to the rescue.

Over the ensuing months, Dr. Leslie Kasper and her clinic aids treated these abused adult dogs and hopeful puppies.

In her own words, Dr. Kasper told us:

Dr. Leslie Kasper with a rescued Eskie puppy.

“The American Eskimo Dog Assoc. of Washington’s president, rescue coordinator and Burien resident is Sherry Myers.

“She approached us as the new vet in town and asked if we would be interested in providing some care to these animals and prepare them for fostering and/or adoption.

“We of course said yes”.

Sherry received 37 dogs, 13 of which were puppies. Each dog received a full physical exam, fecal parasite exam, and full bloodworm, spay or neuter surgery, dental cleaning, vaccinations, de-worming, and any other medical conditions addressed.

“All of these dogs were quite scared as you could imagine; even putting a leash on them was traumatic in their eyes. But the more we handled them the more they started to calm down.  Last week we had three more come in for more of the same, but these were all females who had recently weaned puppies.”

“All of the procedures have been greatly discounted and been covered by both the club’s rescue fund as well as donations from around the country.”

Sherry Myers told us “Dr. Kasper and her team provided the Eskies a great service. She is kind, compassionate and has a great bedside manner.”

This dog, which lost an eye, has been named "Pirate."

As a dog-lover myself, I stopped by Companion Animal Medical frequently to check on the puppies. One day I was brought to tears, when I met an older dog that was named “Pirate” by Dr. Kasper and her staff. Over his internment in Kennewick he’d lost an eye. In my experience, animals called “Pirate” have a black spot over one eye; they haven’t had their eye gouged out. What should have been his beautiful white coat was yellowed due to what Dr. Kasper called “poor nutrition.”

We are proud to welcome Dr. Kasper and her staff back as an Advertiser. We marvel at her state of the art facility and her team, which allowed them to care for some many Eskies in a short time, and give them a new lease on life. Imagine what her kind and caring treatment can bring to your pet.

You can find Dr. Leslie Kasper and her team in her state of the art Normandy Park clinic at 19655 1st Ave South, 206-878-0405, or by clicking here.

Ms. Myers has updated the story of the Eskies for us: “Of the 37 Eskies, all have found ‘forever homes’ or in foster homes.”

If you’d like to learn more about Eskies, click here.

To find out more about the Kennewick Puppy Mill raid, click here.

Now’s a really good time to give Dr. Kasper and Companion Animal a try, they’ve got a March special of $75 off Pet Dental Cleaning, and a special through April of 50% off New Client First Exam.

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