George the Rottweiler

George, an adult male Rottweiler, got into a bit of trouble when he was out running around loose as a stray dog in San Jose. George came to the San Jose animal shelter covered in ticks and with a degloving wound to his hind leg.

One of the most common reasons dogs and cats get loose and become strays is because they are not spayed or neutered. An un-neutered male will do remarkable things – jump 6-foot fences, even break through doors or windows – to get to a female in heat, which he will be able to smell from miles away. Likewise, a female in heat will do remarkable things to get to a male.

George the Rottweiler Covered in Ticks Degloving Wound on Hind Leg

Degloving wound to the right hind leg, in the process of healing while at the San Jose shelter.

George the Rottweiler Covered in Ticks Degloving Wound on Hind Leg

Ticks!

George the Rottweiler Covered in Ticks Degloving Wound on Hind Leg

Ticks!

The shelter’s veterinary team provided George with care to keep him comfortable and help his wounds heal. He was also given a medication to kill all of the ticks that were feasting on George’s blood.

George made a phenomenal recovery! When he left the shelter with his forever family, it was hard to tell he had ever had a wound.

George the Rottweiler Covered in Ticks Degloving Wound on Hind Leg

George’s Wound After Treatment

George the Rottweiler Covered in Ticks Degloving Wound on Hind Leg