12-year-old Lab at Alabama shelter desperate for help

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A 12-year-old black Labrador retriever was brought to the Colbert County Animal Shelter in Tuscumbia, Alabama on Saturday. Even though the shelter is low on funds and room, the very sweet dog immediately touched everyone at the shelter’s hearts. Per the staff:

“We love him so much; he’s a happy dog.”

Papi the old dog

Dubbed Papi by the shelter, part of his hair loss has been caused by a severe flea infestation. On Tuesday, he was taken to a veterinarian and started on medication. And now Papi needs a family; a place where he can have the proper nutrition, the proper care and a soft bed to relax when the weather is too warm or too cold to venture out for a walk. According to animal advocate volunteer, Sal Valdepena, the shelter has become very involved and emotional knowing that Papi’s plight continues to reach across the country.

Dogs are part of our families; think carefully before adopting one, and be aware it is a lifelong commitment. Papi’s face tells its own story. Please share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. In the past, shelter dogs have been walked, driven and flown to safety. Just two years ago, a lonely black Labrador retriever, who was rejected by her owner after the dog walked 30 miles to find her previous home, was picked up on a private jet and flown to her posh retirement estate in Tampa, Florida.

Help Papi’s dream come true too. A Facebook page for Papi can be found here.

The Colbert County Animal Shelter is located at 5010 Missouri St, Tuscumbia, AL. 256-381-4073. Donations to help with Papi’s veterinarian expenses would be greatly appreciated.  The shelter’s PayPal account is ccaca@bellsouth.net.

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(Photo by Colbert County Animal Shelter)


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