Kingston Humane Society Celebrates Recovery of Neglected Dog

Published on: 2015/11/27 - in Featured News

This past summer, the local agent of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals attended a Kingston residence due to a report of a dog seen with the loss of large patches of fur and scabbing on its legs and face.

When the agent arrived that July 4th day, a black lab/chow cross was determined to be living in unsanitary conditions. It was subsequently removed from the residence by the OSPCA and taken to the Kingston Humane Society, the local Ontario SPCA affiliate, for treatment.

There, the dog – now called Frankie – received ongoing veterinary treatment and care for 131 days.

Frankie as he looked before treatment and care from the Kingston Humane Society

“When Frankie arrived, he had little fur, numerous sores on his skin as well as ear and eye infections,” said Animal Care Coordinator for the Kingston Humane Society, Christie Haaima. “Daily ear, eye and skin treatments were required as well as a plan to increase his socialization and build trust with people.”

Now the organization is celebrating Frankie’s progress and thanking local donors for the year-round support they need to help all the animals who come into their care.

Frankie is now available for adoption, and the Society says he would be best suited in a home with a dog-experienced owner and no small children, adding that he is still working on his socialization and a patient family willing to continue to invest in his potential would be best.

Anyone interested in additional information regarding Frankie, the KHS adoption process, or making a donation to the Kingston Humane Society can visit their website at

Photos source: Kingston Humane Society