Kona and Fiji’s owner died. They very likely will now die as well. No one has come for them and they are at the end of their “stay” at Tampa’s open access shelter. The Animal Control officers who brought them in commented on what nice dogs they are — but that hasn’t helped them get a home.
Both dogs are friendly and happy. They have been well cared for and are heartworm negative. A volunteer wrote:
Their tails never stop wagging. They can be adopted alone or together. The main thing is that they are both adopted.”
Their owner would be heartbroken that they are in danger of being killed. Please make sure to have arrangements for your pets in case something happens to you.
Like many dogs at the Hillsborough County shelter, they are on medication for the upper respiratory infections. They can be fostered while they are on medication (10 days) but if no foster steps up, they will be killed as soon as their cages in the Isolation unit are needed for another dog.
- ID# FIJI- A27835350
- ID# KONA- A27835349
- Facebook thread
- Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, 440 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL
- Phone: 813-744-5660
- Open 7 days a week, 10am – 7pm
If you can save either of these dogs, you must email: email@example.com and please copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org! Please make the subject: DO NOT EUTH and include her name, ID number, and your contact info.
All dogs must be adopted in person. If you are out of area and willing to drive in and meet the dog and put in an application, we may be able to help get the dog to you when ready to go. If you are out of state and want to adopt a dog, you will need to find a rescue to pull, arrange transport, the dog will need a vet issued health cert for travel, and, most likely, temp foster while all the arrangements are being made.
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