UPDATE: Arthur has been rescued and is out of the building. He was rescued by Fur Angels Rescue, an approved partner rescue organization working with Miami Dade Animal Services.
Many thanks to everyone for sharing, for calling, for pledging and for being there for a dog who had no one less than 24 hours ago.
He’s been named Arthur; a stray two-year-old Labrador retriever mix brought into Miami-Dade Animal Services on Monday afternoon with duct tape covering his legs and a puncture wound on his thigh. It doesn’t seem as if Arthur has had any care at the shelter, and advocates are sharing his photo hoping a rescue organization can come forward and save this dog’s life.
According to Arthur’s PetHarbor listing, he is two-years-old and weighs 58 pounds. His anticipated date to be eligible for adoption is listed as August 2. This dog obviously needs help now.
As of Tuesday morning, information from the shelter states Arthur does have a rescue commitment. As indicated, the dog presented for evaluation of his injuries on Monday afternoon. “…there are several wounds and scars present in various stages of healing. There are large, deep, infected punctures on the medial aspect of the left tarsus, lateral aspect of the left stifle. There are several other punctures present in the inguinal region and on the lateral aspect of the right distal limb. There are large abrasions and excoriations present in the inguinal region. There are many scars present on the head and forelimbs. The injuries in various in various stages of healing may be consistent with being involved in fights with other dogs in the past. The left mandibular canine and maxillary incisor are fractured due to a malocclusion.“
Further examination indicates Arthur had ticks which were removed and then sedated so his wounds could be attended to, but they were not able to be closed because of severe infections. “A small amount of dead tissue was debrided from the wounds. Wet-to-dry bandages were placed that will be changed daily.”
Please share Arthur’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. A Facebook page for Arthur is available by clicking here.
The rescue organization has not been named as of this time, but surely will appreciate funds to help with this young dog’s future veterinarian care. More information soon to come.
Miami-Dade Animal Services is located at 7401 NW 74 Street Miami, Florida 33166
Adoption Hours:Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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