Wilson has been a fan favorite; his perky ears and his endearing personality quickly attracted shelter employees and volunteers alike. Brought into the San Bernardino City Animal Control on February 12 as a surrender, the one-year-old pup wiggled his tail and smiled – always looking for that special someone who would scoop him up and take him home.
It wasn’t long before Wilson started to show symptoms of an upper respiratory infection, popularly known as “kennel cough.” As Wilson didn’t seem to respond to the standard shelter treatment, an email was sent out asking approved rescues to help. The dog was taken to Advance Pet Care for emergency treatment and veterinarian Dr. Bishay believes every patient deserves a chance. Wilson has been treated with intravenous fluids, x-rays, antibiotics and blood work. Unfortunately the shelter can only contribute $75 per dog for emergency medical treatment, and Wilson’s exit date is overdue.
On Wilson’s Facebook page, a plea for help went out on Saturday evening. “We need rescues to help with this case. Dr Bishay is willing to help, but as of closing no rescue had called and committed to this poor baby. In order to continue the care/ treatments, we need a responsible rescue to commit. This is an urgent case. The patient is not out of the woods and is in need of extensive care. We open at 9 :00 a.m. I advise you to fine a committed rescue and have them contact the hospital tomorrow. Advanced Pet Care has done its part in starting the care/treatment; now we need rescue to do theirs.” Additional information is available by clicking here.
Click here for Wilson’s Pet Harbor listing. This DOG – ID#A490746. I am an unaltered male, black and white Pit Bull Terrier mix. Shelter staff think I am about 1 year old. I have been at the shelter since Feb 12, 2016. For more information about this animal, call San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304. Please share Wilson’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. His life depends on his friends.
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