Magical Frenchicorn Licorne
Licorne (a.k.a. Capulet) is 14 pounds of magic rescued from the commercial breeding life. Her rear legs were limp noodles and deformed. Now, Licorne flies and is powered by unicorn farts! Being a Frenchicorn with emotional and physical issues, Licorne is on a mission to show the beauty and uniqueness of rescue and special needs dogs and unicorns.
Licorne was so insecure that she seemed catatonic. She needed immediate surgery on both rear legs or her pain and suffering would worsen. Licorne had grade 4 out of 4 (the worst) luxating patellas. Her muscles wasted away from disuse living in the "dungeon." Licorne's patella case was so severe that her legs would not strengthen or repair on their own as she aged. Besides bum legs, Licorne battled a nasty bacteria infection common to the puppy mill life. For the first time, Licorne is loved and pain-free. Her forever home is now at the Rags To Royals Palace.
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Puppy Mill Awareness
Puppy Mills are more concerned with making a profit than the well-being and love of dogs. There is a misconception that mills house hundreds of dogs, but they can house just a small group. The moms are merely machines who are forced to be pregnant over and over again with barely any recovery time in between pregnancies. They are removed from their cages only for breeding, birthing and to be auctioned off. They may never feel grass or freedom. Some females are even killed when their abused bodies can longer reproduce. Bulldogs cannot give birth naturally and require Caesarean sections, so Bulldog moms are cut open again and again. Many C sections are performed without proper medical treatment or painkillers. The moms live a life of suffering, pain and hell for years. Some dogs live in nauseatingly unsanitary conditions. Most of these dogs will be sick and malnourished. They lack adequate socialization, human contact, medical care, food, and water. The breeding dogs and puppies can have giardia, parvo, heartworms, distemper, respiratory infections, and more. The puppies will often be purchased with parasites, diseases and congenital problems. They are ripped away from their mothers and siblings too young and suffer from behavioral issues.
What can you do? Adopt from a shelter or rescue group! You can find every breed and age, if you search shelters and rescues. They even have puppies! Over a MILLION homeless and neglected dogs are euthanized each year. Surely, we can all find a canine companion out of millions of homeless dogs.