Geyer is a beagle mix dog that was rescued by a Castaway Critters volunteer who was present at the auction of a local farm. The volunteer asked the farmer what would become of the dog when the farm was sold. The farmer said he did not want the dog so the volunteer asked if she could have it.
Geyer became a Castaway Critters fostered animal. He is now in need of emergency veterinary care due to neglect at the farm.
Geyer belonged to a minister in a neighboring town and was given to the farmer because he barked too much. Geyer knows commands, like sit and come and is housetrained. He was kept in a ramshackle enclosure made of wood and fencing by the farmer. He was fed via an old piece of plumping pipe. The farmer would put dry food down the pipe into a bowl below it. Other than this food and water, the dog had no other stimulation or sustenance. He sat in the wooden enclosure and barked. This once house-dog lived an outside life of misery.
Castaway Critters came along for Geyer just in time. Less than a week after he was rescued, he collapsed and began struggling to breathe. His blood oxygen dropped to a dangerous level. Today, Geyer is up and eating. He is safely oxygenated. But, his story goes on. Geyer is in need of an expensive ultrasound to determine what's going on and most likely long-term lung treatment.
Geyer was brought to safety for a reason. He deserves for the remainder of his life to be the best it can be. Had he been on the farm when he collapsed, the farmer would probably have shot him or turned his back on his suffering. Castaway Critters truly believes in providing all the animals in our care with the best possible outcome.
Geyer also needs a permanent home. If you can open your home to a dog that is happy and loving, but less than perfect, please consider him! Geyer is believed to be around 8 years old. He absolutely loves to be around people and the vet even commented about how sweet he is.