Update! Scooby is out! Adopted. Let’s hope he has a wonderful permanent home with a loving family.
A small, senior Lab mix was abandoned a month ago by his family of 12 years. Scooby still sits in a kennel, lonely and depressed, not understanding what happened to the family he lived with his whole life — over a decade. The vet notes indicate something unusual — they wrote:
Very sweet dog.”
That’s something that is not noted on many dogs’ medical charts. Which means that Scooby is so very sweet and gentle that he made an impression on the veterinarians at this crowded county shelter. But in spite of his sweet and affectionate demeanor, Scooby is getting depressed at the shelter. Someone who just visited him wrote:
I saw him yesterday, very sad, didn’t move nor turn to see who was calling him. His kennelmate is adopted, so in a few days Scooby will be alone … again.”
What’s certain is that although Scooby loved his family, they didn’t love him. It’s obvious not only by the fact that he was heartlessly dumped at a county shelter where dogs are killed for space, but also that he was not well cared-for previously. Scooby has alopecia, and the vets recommend that he be on preventative flea medication (they think it’s from a flea allergy). He also really needs dental work. And he may have arthritis in his hind legs (see medical notes below). Scooby was never neutered.
The shelter recommends that Scooby have a complete blood panel and additional screenings to make sure he is healthy and to see what medical care he might need. He probably needs to have some teeth extracted. Scooby needs to receive the medical care that his previous family never provided.
Please share Scooby’s story. Although he is around 12 years old, he deserves a loving family with whom he can spend his last few months or years. He loves everyone, and he will love those who show him the love that he may have never received in his life. Please make sure that Scooby goes to a home where he will be given soft beds and nutritious food.
Scooby is only 34 pounds. He is ID# A0707668. There may be more information on his Facebook thread. He also has a new Facebook thread with two pictures. He is at Miami-Dade Animal Services, 7401 NW 74th Street, Miami, FL. The phone number is 305-884-1101. The shelter is open 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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