Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fight For Fred


Several years ago, Victor, my son,  was living in Sulphur.  He was on his way home from work.  It was raining, and dark, and as he drove up a busy street there was a Bassett Hound trying to cross the street.  He stopped, and put the Bassett in the car and took him home.  He attempted to find the owner without luck.  A couple weeks later, someone said to him, that they thought he belonged to the people that lived behind him and a house over.  Fred's owners, said for Vic to keep the dog, it looked like he would have a good home.  Vic had a fenced yard so Fred's wandering days were over.  Fred was a wonderful dog with lots of personality. 

Victor moved to California, back to the area that we had lived in for many years.  He took Fred with him.

A few days ago, Vic was in Walmart and he saw a Dynamic Ham Bone.   Vic thought Fred would really enjoy it.  Fred ended up at the vet's where they had to put him to sleep.  The bone had splintered and destroyed his insides. 

Vic and his girl friend Khristy and her sister have been hard at work trying to get these bones banned.  No dog or any animal should have to go through what Fred went through.  If you go to Fred's facebook page you will find there are many, many dogs that have been seriously ill or died from chewing on one of these ham bones.  

Go to Facebook

Fight for Fred...Ban products that are unsafe for dogs to consume.

Please sign their petition.  They have over 200,000 shares on this page.  


  1. I am so so sorry about Fred. And for Victor and Kristy. to have gone through this is horrible. I always counsel my dog clients to never give bones. Also rawhides, they contain formaldehyde which is a poison. But when you see a package that is made for dogs you believe it to be safe.

    I will put this on my blog and link back to your post for the petition.

    My heart goes out to them. I cannot imagine the pain he was in. This is why I do what I do with CAAWS, they cannot speak for themsleves, we must speak for them.

    Fred had a wonderful life with Victor, one that would certainly have been shorter. To have a happy dog means we are good people. And know, it hurts so much now because we loved so deeply.

    You all are in my heart.

    glen and the three bassets.

    1. Thank you so much for putting this on your blog.

  2. Thank you for raising awareness and in doing so you are saving the lives of other dogs. I'm so sorry for your loss.