Airs Friday, March 20, 2009 at 10 PM ET/PT
Aristotle, a terrier mix rescued from a hoarding situation, comes to DogTown with a skin condition that is one of the worst cases Dr. Mike Dix has ever seen. His hair has fallen out and his skin is covered in scabs. But with special meds and extra care, watch this shy puppy transform into a “bouncing not-itching monkey” with a bright future. Then, behavior consultant Sherry Woodard rescues eight beagles from euthanasia. While most of the pooches are healthy, one, named Electra, has a potentially fatal illness caused by parasitic worms. Later, an aggressive chow mix named Waylon lashes out unpredictably, but trainer Pat Whitacre is hoping to find an endearing personality waiting to come out.
“Neglected Terrier” – A terrier is rescued from a hoarding situation, but can the doctors diagnose what makes his hair fall out, before it’s too late?…
“Nearly 250,000 animals are victims of animal hoarding each year. This abuse differs from other types of animal cruelty in that the perpetrators don’t always accept or recognize the cruelty they inflict on their animals. Rather, animal hoarders usually ardently believe they are saving or rescuing the animals they imprison.”
source: The Humane Society’s Animal Hoarding Fact Sheet