Neo was picked up by Little Tails Rescue and went to the vet where he will do quarantine. They are getting x-rays, complete CBC with panels, fecal, etc. They are hoping to get a better idea of what kind of shape Neo is in.
The veterinary clinic is Ferreira Animal Hospital, 14504 SW 8 St., Miami, Florida. The phone number is 786-275-4629. Donations can be called in Monday through Friday — he is under the rescue name Little Tails Rescue, Inc. Paypal donations can be made to Littletailsrescueinc@gmail.com. The website is www.littletails.net and there is a donation button. Thank you to anyone who can spare a few dollars for Neo’s medical care! The rescue appreciates it.
The rescuer said about Neo:
He is spunky for a senior, a bit fearful with the vet staff but very sweet. MDAS did tell me he was chipped when found but his owners never came to get him.”
A little senior rat terrier who weighs in at merely 11 pounds has been languishing at the high kill Miami Dade Animal Services for over five weeks. He’s handsome and he’s sweet, but he’s going to die if a rescue, adopter or foster doesn’t step up quickly. The photographer said about him:
“I saw him the day I took those pictures. He kept going up to the fence when kids came by. He seems very meek, frightened. Just sat quietly. Senior, had some difficulty walking — possible arthritis. Shelter said he has been vomiting. Seemed very sweet.”
In fact because Neo is vomiting, he may lose his life. The notes from the shelter’s full-time vet say: Pet has been at the shelter for over 5 weeks. Recommend transfer to rescue ASAP for further diagnostics to help determine the cause of vomiting including CBC/Chemistry Panel/ Urinalysis. Humane euthanasia may be recommended if condition…”
Neo is at risk of becoming one of the dogs that MDAS includes as “euthanized because of poor health” when in reality he may just be overly stressed from being at the shelter for such a long period of time. Terriers are sensitive and being in a noisy, chaotic environment must be extremely stressful for a senior dog.
Please share Neo’s story. He’s small, calm and sweet. He may like children (he went up to the fence when he saw them). Surely someone in the Miami area can take in a small dog as a foster. Even that, just an offer to keep him safe in a home for a while, would save his life. While you may not have him long, think of how you could make the last years of his life wonderful. (I only had my senior Great Pyrenees for five years, but they were the best five years of her life!)
Neo was someone’s dog for over a decade. Yet they left him to wander the streets as a stray. Please help Neo get a loving family for the rest of his life. Don’t let his life end in the shelter.
There may be more information on his Facebook thread. His original Facebook thread includes his intake picture. Neo is ID# A1727891. He is located at Miami Dade Animal Services, 7401 NW 74 Street Miami, FL 33166. Their phone number is (305) 884-1101. Shelter hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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