First, we’d like to find out whether he has a family who is missing him. He has likely been on his own quite some time … possibly even since the 4/27 tornadoes.
The woman who rescued him cannot keep him, so he will need a temporary foster while waiting for his family to find him.
If the original owners cannot be found, he will need a good, loving, permanent home.
To help this sweet pup, contact Saxon Collins at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Man, a 10 pound intact male, was found Wednesday night, March 7 in northern Chilton County, AL in Saxon Collins’ driveway. According to Saxon, this pup would have had to traverse acres of forest and pasture land in order to approach her house.
She continues to tell us that …
He had long nettles, sharp briars, and rank feces embedded in his hopelessly matted coat. I could not see his eyes or nose, nor even determine whether he had a tail. He only hesitated briefly when I knelt to call him to me, but he permitted me to remove what nettles I could and to crate him. After eagerly eating dried dog food, he slept soundly for the night. I took him to the vet I use the next morning, who estimated his age at 10+ years and reported to me the following general exam results:
– no fleas or ticks (they had to shave the poor fella)
– no heart worms, but presence of an intestinal worm for which he was treated
– arthritis, mostly in the hind quarters
He has been at the clinic since Thursday morning for eval/treatment and to allow me time to look for the owners. I feel that he must have been a frequently handled/socialized pet for him to be so accepting of his current treatment. I also wonder if he had been on flea/tick and heartworm prophylactics to have tested negative for these when he had obviously been exposed to the parasites for a good while. I guess the intestinal worms may have been due to his wilderness diet. He has been as good as gold at the clinic: very calm and quiet.
I believe he has quality years remaining, but I have absolutely nowhere to take him. I have asked friends, family, co-workers, and small-breed rescue shelters. I asked my vet about the Humane Society, but he felt they would likely euthanize the little fella in short order.
I own two dogs, one of those being a rescued dog from an abusive home. I work days, so my mom babysits the two, and I just can’t add to the menagerie.
If you will not take the little guy, please tell me other options, as in names and numbers of places to call. I don’t mind making a day trip to drive him to a good shelter. I obviously can’t set him free on the streets, and I dont want him to be euthanized if he can have a quality life, but the funds to board him are limited, too.
If you can help, please contact Saxon Collins at: