Before Nugget came to Almost Home, he belonged to a negligent breeder who planned to use him for stud. She threw Nugget into a pen with other dogs, ignored him for some number of days, and returned to find him grievously wounded. Her vet told her that the wounds on his leg had become infested with maggots, and that his privates were now filled with maggots as well. He had to be neutered immediately. Since neutering Nugget would render him worthless to this breeder, she instructed the vet to put him down.
The vet decided to try to save his life instead. After treating the worst of the wounds for about a week, she contacted Almost Home and asked us to take in this poor boy and nurse him the rest of the way back to health. We agreed. After a healing stay with the Ruth family, Nugget was finally available for adoption.