Sure I know tapes can be from fleas, eating road kill (rabbits mainly), etc. I just want as much ammo against these idiots as I can find This dog is so thin that you can feel her spine as well her hip points. Yeah, she's wire haired, so she's not gonna be soft but this is gross. Her coat is dull and broken off in many areas. I have washed many dirty shelter or stray dogs in my time but she gets the price for the most discolored water! Her little teeth are all wore down like she's been chewing her way out of a concrete slab her whole life. Let's just put it this way, there's a huge difference between her and what my 10 yr old JRT looks like! This girl has had a hard life probably from the beginning but they had atleast a month to get her some vet care and didn't. They couldn't even put a couple lbs on her at the very least. So they are not adequate owners in my eyes and they have no legal rights to her. I will not give her back under any circumstances. I am from N.E. Iowa (Charles City).