Monday Evening: SAFE! As per Lovey Loaves: “Got her! She is filthy and in some pain so it’s home to the bath and bed with some good meds. She’ll be spending the night with us then she’s off to the vet first thing in the morning. We’ll update at that time. One thing is for certain now that we’ve officially met her… despite her pain she is SUPER smiley! Welcome to LoveyLoaves, Angie!”
Monday afternoon: Angie is safely out of Miami-Dade Animal Services and is on her way to Lovey Loaves. Stay tuned for more updates.
Update: Angie will be transported on Monday morning to Lovey Loaves Sanctuary in Orlando and will immediately be examined and evaluated at the Chickasaw Trail Animal Hospital. Hopefully she can be rehabilitated and regain the use of her legs, however all is not lost if that doesn’t come to be. According to the organization, she will get a custom fitted set of wheels. Follow Angie’s journey by clicking here. If you would like to help, a link for donations can be found here. Many thanks to everyone for sharing Angie’s story; you have made the difference in another dog’s life. Sharing saves lives.
On Sunday afternoon, a paralyzed two-year-old Cocker spaniel was surrendered to the Miami-Dade Animal Services. And as if the thought of turning in a family dog with physical challenges isn’t depressing enough, there was more. A devastated volunteer had the following to report: “Just when you think you’ve heard everything you could about crappy owners, you hear this. Angie is paralyzed and was just dumped at the shelter by her owners who took her wheelchair back with them!!”
A Facebook page for Angie can be found here. Angie’s medical notes indicate the young dog has been paralyzed for the last two weeks. She was brought to a veterinarian and prescribed oral medication, however the owners claimed they were unable to afford radio graphs or any further diagnostics for their dog. When they decided to surrender Angie on Sunday afternoon to the shelter, the family took the wheelchair the dog had been using with them. Her physical exam indicated no sensation in her hind quarters, but veterinarian notes indicate Angie is an extremely sweet young dog, who is bright, alert, well-hydrated and responsive.
The medical staff cleaned the soiled urine and feces from her rear end and hope a qualified rescue organization is able to help her. Otherwise, shelter notes indicate “Recommend transfer to a 24-hour care veterinary facility prior to 6:30 PM on 2/22/16 or humane euthanasia may be indicated.” Angie needs a thorough medical evaluation, and she needs help immediately. Please share her plight with approved rescue partners, family, friends and social media contacts. Angie is just two-years-old and deserves better than this treatment. When making inquiries, be sure to reference ID#A1690192. The Miami-Dade Animal Services is located at 7401 NW 74 Street in Miami, Florida 33166. Phone: (305).884.1101.
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