Why Do We Rescue?
We have been asked this question many times, it's normally preceded with "Oh, you rescue Rottweilers!, aren't they dangerous?"
The usual response is a very patient explanation about how soft, gentle, intelligent & loving this extremely misunderstood breed of dog is My final comment is applicable not just to Rotties, but in fact to any breed of dog that is accused of being "Devil Dogs"..
It is NOT the animal, it is the OWNERS that make the dog aggressive.
We see many rotties that have been left homeless for a great variety of reasons and they are all special in their own way, however, every now & then, there is one that really breaks your heart.....
This is Zulu's story and the reason that we rescue...
Zulu came to F.R.R. in early May 2007, he only weighed 27 kgs (a healthy adult male Rottie should weigh about 45 kgs), he was though to be about 4 years old.Â Zulu's whole underneath was infected and he seemed to be incontinent.
One of our dedicated fosterers to Zulu in as we felt that kennels were really not suitable for this poor chap. trip to the vets, the first of many for Zulu, resulted in some medication to try & control the incontinence. On the follow up visit, the vet felt that there had been no improvement in his incontinence, but he had put on a few kilos in weight and appeared brighter in himself. Zulu's medication was changed and another follow up appointment was arranged.