At the Miami-Dade Animal Services, a sick and emaciated bulldog is waiting for a miracle. The abuse and neglect the six-year-old dog has endured is horrifying.
A Facebook page for Samson (A1826048) can be followed here as this dog’s tragic plight unfolds. His veterinary evaluation reveals the following information about the white and brindle emaciated bulldog weighing just 43.5 pounds:
QAR. Estimated 10% dehydrated. BCS 1/9. Pale and tacky mucous membranes with a CRT >2 seconds. Moderate mucoid periocular discharge OU. Eyes are sunken in. Entropion OU. No nasal/aural discharge. Normal lung sounds in all quadrants; normal. respiratory rate/effort. Grade II/VI murmur; no arrhythmia ausculted. Soft and non-painful. on abdominal palpation. Strong and synchronous femoral pulses. Soft and symmetrical peripheral lymph nodes. Bilaterally descended testicles. Generalized alopecia and crusting. Fleas and ticks present throughout haircoat.
In addition, Samson suffers from:
PCV = 19%. TS = 6.8. Skin scrape = sarcoptes. Fecal = negative. Parvo = negative. Schirmer tear test = >15 at 30 seconds OU. Fluorescein stain = negative. Gave warmed LRS 600ml SC. Flushed eyes with saline OU. Gave Capstar PO. Gave Ivermectin 0.43ml SC. Offered canned dog and cat food, but pet was not interested in either. Gave Nutrical PO. Recommend feeding small amounts of food multiple times a day to prevent re-feeding syndrome.
The shelter is currently advocating for Samson to be transferred to an approved rescue organization where he can then be evaluated by a veterinarian for further treatment. At his recheck by veterinarian personnel on Saturday afternoon, Samson was more active, and did eat a small amount when hand fed.
Please share Samson’s plight with approved rescue organizations. A medical fundraiser will be made available to help with expenses. For more information, contact the shelter located at 3599 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, Florida. Phone: 305.884.1101.
At this time, Samson is on a stray hold, but will be released to an approved rescue immediately. No information has been released as to the owners who mistreated and neglected this dog.
(Photo of emaciated bulldog via Urgent Dogs of Miami)
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