Nellie is a fabulous boxer; she is sweet, calm, gentle and loving. Watch her video to see how she loves getting petted and sits calmly enjoying it. She is housebroken. She loves other dogs. But she is back at the shelter and at risk of being killed after only five months of adoption.
It’s hard to believe that Nellie is again at risk of losing her life in the same county shelter where five months ago she was adopted with much happiness on the part of the shelter and volunteers. They were thrilled that Nellie was going to a family with children who would love her forever. Forever? Five months. Now Nellie is back at the shelter in worse shape than when she left — and there’s no excuse for that.
Nellie needed dental work when she was adopted and the family knew that the work was paid for! It wouldn’t have cost them a penny — yet they did not take her in for the dental work to remove teeth that cause her pain. Even worse, when she was adopted she was heartworm negative. All that family needed to do was give her five pills — one pill a month — to keep her healthy. They couldn’t be bothered to do that.
Perhaps Nellie is lucky to be back at the shelter. Perhaps this time she will get a family who will truly love her and care for her as she should be. Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Shelter is still willing to pay for her dental work. Perhaps they would also help with her heartworm treatment (just me saying that).
Nellie is sweet and affectionate. She gets along with other dogs and flops on her back to get belly rubs (from people, not the other dogs). She is mischievous, though, and will chase cats. Her previous foster family said that she is housebroken, great with their dogs (and even their chickens), and loved car rides. She is listed as a two-year-old boxer.
She is calm and gentle; above all she craves love and affection. A volunteer spent a day with her at an event and commented:
NELLIE is an awesome girl! She spent an entire Saturday in front of the shelter and was perfect during an event! She was in play group too. She deserves adopters who really love her, she is an awesome dog!”
Please share her story. It’s more important than ever that Nellie find a home where she will be loved and cherished forever (and kept on heartworm medication). Please consider fostering Nellie as that, also, would save her life.
There is more information on her Facebook thread. Nellie is ID# A27950030. She is located at the Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619. Their phone number is (813) 744-5660. The shelter is open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
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