Trigger Needs a HOME
November 1st 2017
Oh Mr Trigger....he stole our hearts.
He has been at Babylon Animal Shelter for just over TWO YEARS. He is now 5 years of age, and he deserves a home so badly.
Trigger came to the shelter in an obviously neglectful condition. He was emaciated, covered in wounds and in poor condition. What they thought upon first sight was a simple case of neglect and starvation, turned into a more complicated medical condition.
Presenting with muscle atrophy at the top of his head, Trigger was diagnosed to have an autoimmune condition called Masticatory Muscle Myositis. Secondary to this condition, Trigger had entropion where his eyelids rolled in and the lashes caused irritation to his eyes; he did have surgery to correct this. Trigger does have limitation in opening his jaw, but it is not painful. The saddest part for Trigger is that if he had been diagnosed early, his owner could have taken him for treatment to increase the likelihood of a full recovery. While Trigger is on medications to help with the loss of jaw function, the atrophy of his head will not be reversed.
Trigger was a sweetie from the moment the shelter met him, even on his own turf he had no hesitations to meet the staff, strangers to him. The image will never leave their minds of his wagging tail on his wounded and battered body, yet all he wanted was to make friends.
From that moment until the present, Triggers temperament has remained the same: a happy, joyful guy. Trigger is happy as a clam at the shelter, the smallest things we all take for granted in our own dog's lives, are what Trigger lives for now each and every day. Trigger has a room set up outside of the main kennels, where he has the King suite of accommodations. Trigger enjoys coming in each morning to find what new soft comfy bed he will have that day. He demands his breakfast, then he rests comfortably, with a rawhide or Kong slathered in peanut butter. Throughout the day, Trigger enjoys walks on the trail with staff and volunteers. Trigger also enjoys down time cuddling on the couch with his human friends at the shelter.
Trigger tries to convince everyone that he is hungry by carrying his bowl around in his kennel; they have even caught him falling asleep with the edge of his bowl in his mouth.
The shelter knows that Trigger had experience at his previous home with other dogs who shared the yard he was in, but they were kept under stressful conditions. An adoption to a home with other dogs or children would need to be carefully considered as Trigger may have food resource guarding issues, given the prior living conditions of how he was kept.
If interested in meeting darling Trigger, please contact the shelter:
West Babylon, NY 11704