13-year-old family pet dumped at local shelter, found his new home!
Categories: Animal Defense League Blogs, Pet Spotlight
San Antonio, Texas December 14, 2016 – On November 1, 2016, Dallas, an intact golden-red retriever, was discovered in the hospital parking lot of the Animal Defense League of Texas. Attached to his make-shift e-collar was a note written by the previous owners explaining why they had abandoned their family pet. Dallas, who we estimate being near 13 years-old, was in bad shape with a huge necrotic mass on his right elbow, severe hair loss on his hips, back, legs, and tail.
***Update: Dallas was adopted by an amazing family. The family said that the only thing they expect from Dallas is to “…lay on our living room floor.” Thank you for sharing the story of Dallas!
The Animal Defense League of Texas hospital staff moved quickly to take Dallas in and admitted him to surgery for the large mass. Understanding the health risks associated with senior pets and surgery, the staff performed the neuter surgery while he was under anesthesia. After a few weeks of healing in the hospital, Dallas was released to the adoption kennels with the hope that he finds his final forever home.
In 2016, 126 animals have been dumped on the property of the Animal Defense League of Texas. It is unlawful to abandon an animal within the city limits of San Antonio. An abandoned animal is any animal abandoned while in the person’s custody without making reasonable arrangements for assumption of custody by another person.
About the Animal Defense League of Texas
Established in 1923, the Animal Defense League of Texas is a nonprofit, no-kill animal welfare agency serving the greater San Antonio area. Now with two locations, the main campus sits on 12.5 wooded acres featuring an adoption center, a fully-staffed private veterinary hospital, and kennel facilities for more than 250 animals. The Animal Defense League of Texas has also partnered with the City of San Antonio’s Animal Care Services for the operation of the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions.
Animal Defense League of Texas Media Contact:
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