Happy update from his rescuers: “Baby boy safe with Angels Bark Dog Rescue . We will make sure he has a wonderful Thanks Giving in his foster home . He will be checking in Malibu Vet Hospital Monday for all his medical needs.” Note to readers: I am sure they would welcome any donations that could be made to the hospital for his medical needs.
Medical update posted on his FB thread: “I (the person posting) just had a long productive conversation with Casey, the supervisor assigned to Raider at the South Los Angeles Care and Control shelter. Casey said he is receiving intravenous and oral pain meds, an antibiotic for his ears, and they have tried three kinds of flea meds, deciding that he may actually have an allergy to fleas. The cone is necessary because he scratches at the ears until they bleed. When he came in, he had a wound on his derriere that was filled with maggots. (He apparently was on his own for some time before being picked up.) He is about 6 years old and has no prospects for being rescued. Casey asked they we continue to market him not only to German shepherd rescues but to rescues known to have the resources to deal with tough medical issues. Like most shelters, they don’t have the capacity for finding rescues. So please continue to share his picture, adding some details about his sad case. He is improving but this is a kill facility and he has been there about two months, so he is in danger of being euthanized.”
Raider is a six-year-old German shepherd with the saddest eyes. He looks like life has beaten him up and now he’s at rock bottom. And the truth is that Raider is at rock bottom. He has been at a high kill shelter since September 22 and it’s a miracle he’s still alive. He will not be alive much longer — he is in desperate need of rescue.
And looking at his picture, it’s also apparent that Raider is greatly in need of medical care. The person who posted the picture on his Facebook thread commented, “has wounds, bilateral ears infection, flea infested.” It’s also apparent that pretty much the only thing the shelter did was put a cone on his head. So even though his ears might be tormenting him horribly, he can do nothing about it.
His former owners didn’t give him much care. He was never neutered and his ears are terribly infected. They look horribly painful. Please share Raider’s story. He has been at the shelter too long and will not be given much longer to find rescue. He is suffering. He urgently needs a rescue willing to get him the medical care he desperately needs.
Raider is ID# A1585344. He is at the South Los Angeles Animal Care and Control Center, 1850 West 60th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047. Their phone number is (888) 452-7381. His current status will be available on his PetHarbor page.
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