Louie came to North Shore Animal League America on Dec. 14, 2015 aboard one of our Mobile Rescue Units – one of 87 other dogs and puppies saved from the ravages of a puppy mill. Like many puppy mill survivors, Louie had a number of medical and behavioral issues as a result of being confined to a tiny wire cage without adequate nutrition, medical care, and socialization.
Shortly after his arrival, Louie, then 8-years-old, started having seizures. This was caused by a diagnosed liver condition known as microvascular dysplasia. The toxin buildup from this condition can cause abnormal behavior and weakness. Lifelong medication and diet can keep the toxins at bay. He was also diagnosed with a heart murmur and bilateral luxating patellas (his kneecaps popped in and out of place).
And Louie was also fearful due to previous lack of human attention.
But here, Louie had an amazing team of veterinarians, pet behavior specialists and kennel associates who made it their mission to transform him into a highly adoptable pet. Now, he’s in a loving home and he’ll get the medical attention he needs at North Shore Animal League America for the rest of his life.