Some dogs have absolutely no luck. Take for instance Tarzan, a two-year-old Mastiff found as a stray and brought to the Miami-Dade Animal Services on August 5. Strike 1 – Tarzan is a black dog; the “most walked by” and ignored dog color at shelters. Strike 2 – his less than flawless looks with scars from a previous tortured life and Strike 3 – his sadness and lack of enthusiasm as visitors walk by are heartbreaking.
Click here for Tarzan’s Pet Harbor listing. Tarzan ID#A1806166. “I am an unaltered male, black Mastiff mix. The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old. I have been at the shelter since Aug 05, 2016.” For more information about this animal, call Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101. A Facebook page for Tarzan can be found here.
Marta Sanchez, a volunteer at the shelter has this to say about 84-pound Tarzan, who is available to be fostered or adopted:
“Despondent and sad.. Gets up with a little coaxing and approaches. This 2 yo mastiff mix boy has old battle scars throughout. Possibly used as a bait dog. His life sure has not been easy. His less than flawless looks will not appeal to adopters, and a black dog at that. Please share for a good outcome.”
Please share Tarzan’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Every life counts, and to give this young dog a new life with a loving family can be accomplished through sharing his photos and video. For more information about this dog, contact the Miami Dade Animal Services at (305)884.1101.
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(Photos and video courtesy of Miami Shelter Big, Bullies, Black & Been Around and Marta Sanchez)