The combination of age, and severe neglect has taken its toll on an 8 year old German shepherd pup named Twix who was recently dumped at the high kill Animal Care & Control, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, located in North Carolina. Twix has been there for about a month, and is routinely passed up for younger dogs because of his age, and list of medical, albeit treatable ailments.
Facebook advocacy group Shelter Dogs in Danger, took to their page to write down their observation of Twix saying,
“eyes have some crusty discharge. ears, nose, lymph within normal limits. heart sounds muffled, suspect murmur grade 1-2/6, breathing is labored. BCS: 3/9 – adequate fat coverage but muscle mass is quite deteriorated and canine is weak and rigid in the rear (likely arthritis and/or genetic predisposition). hair loss over much of rear end, likely caused by fleas. will start antibiotics for skin and anti-inflammatory pain meds. this canine was very sweet and gentle during exam. no chip for now.”
Twix is a sweet dog who doesn’t let his new, very precarious life situation get in the way of showing people the respect and love they deserve. After years of loyalty, his former owner couldn’t see in him what we all see: a loving caring dog.
Twix deserves a second chance at life, and therefore, if you or someone you know is interested in giving him the forever home he rightfully deserves, please contact the Animal Care & Control, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department at (704) 336-7600. When calling please reference the shelter ID #A1110899.
Additionally, please share this story on Facebook or Twitter so we are closer to finding Twix the forever home he rightfully deserves, we have done it before and can certainly do it again.
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