The Dog Liberator™

The Dog Liberator rescues abandoned dogs throughout the Southeast. Based in Central Florida, this non-profit organization fosters all of their dogs in a home environment. Founded in 2009, all dogs are fully vetted, spayed or neutered prior to adoption. The Dog Liberator focuses in rescuing the herding breed, which consists of Border Collies, Shepherds, Sheepdogs, Aussies, Collies, and Deaf/Blind Dogs.

#29310 is transformed, and named Frances-Adopted

#29310 is transformed, and named Frances-Adopted

Frances, the purebred Border Collie was pulled by Hope Master from Heard County Animal Control, Georgia, and privately transported by Joey Dorsey, Paws & Claws Pet Transport.

Frances had so many ticks on him, they were embedded in his eye-lids and freely crawling on his back, and in his ears. At first touch, his ears were swollen.

Frances was delivered to me the evening of Saturday May 1st. He would not eat anything for me, not even salmon, cottage cheese, or hot dogs. He would barely lift his head, and had just enough strength to give me one thump with his tail. I was positive that he was heartworm positive, and worried that maybe it was heartworms that was affecting him.

I took him into my Deltona Val-u-Vet Monday morning and requested that he be hospitalized. There, he was evaluated by Dr. Oliver, put on IV fluids, given Vitamin B Complex, and antibiotics. The next morning, he ate, and my vet was proud to announce he was heartworm negative! I did a little victory dance!

I brought him home Tuesday, and let him rest for the week. But Friday was his big day! He met a professional groomer, that came to my home JUST FOR HIM!

Erika, of Bath and Doggy Works evaluates Frances and groomed him. The results are unbelievable. The matting was so severe, Erika explained how painful matting can be. What Erika revealed was purebred Border Collie.

Step by Step videos of his grooming have been provided on a separate blog post so you can see how Erika approached this challenge. Many people suggested that I shave him down. I just couldn’t do it.

In the upcoming days, Frances will return to the vet to receive all of his shots, micro chip and be neutered. This is why it was so critical to have him groomed before he is neutered.

Updates regarding Frances’ temperament will be coming soon.

When I look at dogs like Frances, and for example, Tater, who is currently available for adoption, other dogs like Jet, and Tim Tebow, Gisele the Collie, Shy Shannon, Trixie Belle, and Chelsea – I think about their temperament, and I wonder what idiot gave them up. It’s a crazy world out there, and I’m sure that one day I will find myself in a rubber room…. that’s okay, I have a lot of friends that will visit me there!

Update: Frances was adopted 6/22/10 and will go live on a sheep farm. His new owners have asked to remain anonymous, however, I will get updates on his condition. He was very very happy!

One thought on “#29310 is transformed, and named Frances-Adopted

  1. While on vacation in Alabama, I got an update on Frances, who has been renamed Frank. It appears that he has told all of the new dogs in his pack that he is the Alpha, and he loves his new family life, including the young children there. He will not be used to herd until he puts on some more weight, but his new owner said he could not believe what a wonderful dog he is, he explained that Frank is so intuitive, that he's actually training his humans! I knew he had it in him. I'm so proud of him.

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