Sully is a big beautiful boy that we had the pleasure of meeting at our one of our 2018 clinics. He was the perfect stoic gentleman as he arrived at the clinic with his family. When it came time to check in, he happily went along with one of our volunteers to be weighed and escorted to his kennel to await surgery.
This was Sully’s first-ever visit to a veterinarian and the barking and chaos of a dozen other dogs also waiting for surgery was too much for him. He began to shake and growl and became defensively aggressive when anyone approached his kennel. Luckily our volunteers and the vet staff have plenty of experience with dogs under duress and were able to safely handle him until he was sedated. Once out of surgery we muzzled him for his and everyone’s peace of mind and coaxed and comforted him out of the anesthesia.
Un-neutered male dogs have a higher rate of aggression; the hormone testosterone acts as an accelerant making him more reactive. Learn more about why neutering your male dog is important.
Sully went home and recovered from surgery nicely. He’s back with his family: his favorite kids and dog sibling, and of course a mama that loves him dearly.
“Today my dog was neutered, got his shots, and microchipped all for free thanks to [Save-a-Bull Rescue]. My dog was VERY stressed out to be there….and when they took him from me it got to the point of aggression towards staff. Instead if looking at my baby like he is a monster, they were understanding and patient. His leash was weathered from puppy life, and they gave him a new leash and collar too. Hes was given extra love and care and I couldn’t be more grateful- HONESTLY! I’M BLOWN AWAY by the love. The front desk forgot to give me the paper for me to have him chipped, SAB got me the paper and chipped him anyways! I’m in tears GRATEFUL. — feeling blessed.“
– Tiffany S.
Sully wasn’t happy about everything that happened to him that day, but in the long run he will lead a better life thanks to his mom taking the time to bring him in.