Now that the trial of the Celtic Pets animal abusers is over and there's nothing we can do about the outcome, I'm going to talk about what I think Jackie's life was probably like living in a house with 40 other dogs -
living in a house where he never got to go outside, never got one on one attention, never got to get his hair cut, never got to eat out of a bowl - food that was meant just for him, never got veterinary care for an ulcer that developed on his left eye that ruptured and caused liquid to drain over his face and mat the hair all around his eye to stick the hair to his face so that it looked like he didn't have any eye at all - and meant that he was probably in a lot of pain for a lot of months day in and day out, and since he never had his hair cut -
his bum was completely covered with shit and couldn't really shit it was so hard packed with shit that had come out previously, and he had problems walking - and that was probably really painful too - because his nails had grown all the way around and every one of them had embedded in the pads on his feet.
As well - since he hadn't had a hair cut in almost a year he had mats the size of golf balls under his chin - and on a lot of other spots on his body, so when he layed down it was probably really hard to find a comfortable spot to lay down - and he probably never got to lay down on a bed and snuggle up to a human who loved him - he probably had to try and find some quiet spot - which was rare, because he was living in a house with 40 other dogs - so someone would have been barking most of the time. And since no one ever went outside - that meant that everyone was shitting and pissing inside - so the indoor air quality was really bad - so it's no wonder that he still wheezes - I'm sure his lungs were forever harmed by his time at the animal abusers Alice MacIsaac's house.
Also, for some reason - almost a year later - if I go to touch him from his blind side to pet him - he still winces. Isn't that sad? He trusts me almost implicitly now, which is amazing - but he still expects things to drop out of the air and hurt him for some reason.
That is the end of the story for just one of the 40 dogs that lived at animal abuser Alice MacIsaac's house. And what was her punishment for it? A $1,000 fine. And then she was actually rewarded because she was given back 2 dogs and one cat. She was told that the way she treated Jackie was A-Okay - and to continue treating animals that way - because she was given animals back to continue the cycle, and then when those 2 dogs die - she's allowed to get another one. Her lawywer actually called her a "dog whisperer" in court.
For some reason, if my Jackie could talk - I don't think he'd agree with her.