Bill was picked up as a "stray", but was almost certainly abandoned. It's so heartbreaking to this about a Senior dog who is blind and has been dumped by his people. His fear and confusion must be overwhelming for him, yet the Shelter staff say he is easy to handle, sweet and responds nicely when you talk to him. Please help him get out of the shelter immediately!!
Name of animal(s): Bill-525141
Type of animal (dog, cat, other (specify)): Dog
Breed: Possibly German Shepherd mix??
Age: about 10 years
Size (small, medium, large - include weight if available): Large/overweight-63lbs
Spayed/Neutered (yes or no): Yes
Current on vaccinations (yes or no): except Rabies
Microchipped (yes or no): will be
Deadline before taking to a shelter and/or euthanizing (as applicable): No euthanasia date but due to health, he needs to move quickly into foster care
Health/medical condition: Vet notes:
06/24/2011 Health exam done by Dr. DeBess/ RR: Neutered male red shep mix around 10 years old. Neg scan. Wt 63#, T 102.2, will wear a 22" collar size. P 128, R 40. overweight BCS 8/9. Tartar 2/4, tip of canines broken. Lymph nodes normal, skin normal, HR and lungs sound normal. Visual--severe caratacts, no menace response, down visual field, possibly blind. Stiff arthritic in front and back. Abdomen, large fat, no palpable masses. Long nails. Tail : hot spot on ventral tail. Right stifle has a small dermal wart. Cleaned mild debris from ears with aurocin. Hot spot under tail was clipped and cleaned. Blood draw done for CBC, Chem and T4. did a nail trim. Will do cephalexin 1000 mg bid x 14, rimadyl 50 mg bid. Wormed with drontal plus and applied advantage for fleas.
Bloodwork came back essentially normal but T4 should be checked again in a few months as he is leaning towards Hypothyroid.
*Currently has kennel cough
Temperament: Easy to handle, sweet and when you talk to him he responds nicely. Being blind you have to move slow and let him know where you are and what you are doing. Nice older guy!
Gets along with dogs? Unknown
Gets along with cats? Unknown
Gets along with other animals? Unknown
Location of animal(s): Multnomah County Animal Shelter Troutdale, OR
Comments (Why animal is being re-homed, how long has animal been with you, where did you obtain him/her, what have you done to address issue(s), etc.):
Picked up by officers as a "stray dog" that wandered into the person's yard...
Information of contact person to be published with circulation:
a) Name Stephanie Collingsworth
b) E-mail address stephanie.i.collingsworth@ multco.us
Animal Aid & Rescue Foundation (AARF)
Stephanie at the Multnomah County Shelter at email@example.com
or call 503-988-7387.