Every time you think there can’t be anymore ludicrous excuses to return a dog after only a few days to a busy, high kill shelter, another even more ridiculous story brews up a lot of outrage on social media.
And can you blame them? After all these are often the volunteers and dog lovers who spend hours upon hours sharing the stories of shelter pets in dire need of rescue.
Meet Princess, a three-year-old German shepherd who was returned to the Miami-Dade Animal Shelter on September 9 because the dog had diarrhea. The shelter diagnosed Princess as having hookworms and being anemic; they administered Panacur, and the adopter was given a prescription for the dog. (metronidazole 500mg PO BID x 5d)
A volunteer describes the rest of the conversation:
“(Adopter) did not purchase the medicines and did not give any medication to the dog.
She says she is not willing to treat the dog.
She says she wanted the dog to train as a service dog, and her trainer says she is too old to train.”
The volunteer does go on to say that Princess has a wonderful disposition, is sweet and gentle and would be an easy dog to train.
The dog’s medical examination states:
“Her body condition is thin / lean (3/9), MM pink, moist. euthydrated.
Abd palp WNL. Dog is BAR, active.
Parvo and fecal were done yesterday and were negative.
RO/ dietary indiscretion, giardia, SIBO, viral gastroenteritis, other causes of diarrhea”
Follow the Facebook thread for Princess by clicking here as volunteers and advocates share this dog’s desperate story to find her a safe home. Sharing saves lives. Even if you are not able to help at this time, please pass the story of Princess on to a friend; it only takes one person to make a connection and save this beautiful dog with a full life ahead of her.
7401 NW 74th St.
Medley, Florida 33166
Phone (305) 884-1101
Click here for her PetHarbor listing. When inquiring about Princess, please reference A1374316.
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