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Urgent rescue: Sick and emaciated bulldog at open shelter


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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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  1. Shelly R Berchem (Pinks)
    Shelly R Berchem (Pinks) says:

    HOW CAN THIS AHPEEN TIME AND AGAIN? HEARTLESS INHUMANE SUB-HUMANS. 40% of food is thrown out in the USA alone… How any pet could starve or be starved intentinally in the USA is unimaginable. If I saw a pet like this or any pet wounded I would immediately load that pet up in my car and head home and then to the vet. This is wrong in every way possible. If this and been a child in the USA, someone would have taken notice and some one would have been held accountable. WHY IN THE HELL DO ANIMALS NOT HAVE THE SAME PROTECTION AS HUMANS DO? WE ARE NOT BETTER THEN THEY ARE! IF WE ARE BETTER THEN ANIMAS, THEN WHY IN THE HELL HAS THIS PET BEEN STARVED???

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  2. Anina Cahova
    Anina Cahova says:

    Who is the evil owner?? He/she needs to be prosecuted and punished!! We need a petition! OMG… This is horrible!! Poor innocent dog…

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    • Erin Thomson
      Erin Thomson says:

      Rescued by No Paw Left Behind, this defeated pooch, who has been severely neglected for an extended period of time, will begin his new life.

      “Samson is extremely emaciated, dehydrated, has sarcoptic mange, infections in his eyes and ears and many more medical issues. Please help us raise the funds to cover his vet bills,” posted No Paw Left Behind on their Facebook page.

      Donations can be made via Paypal: nopawleftbehind@gmail.com. Checks can be sent in the mail to No Paw Left Behind, P.O Box 11352 W SR 84 #33 Davie, Florida 33325. Please honor pledges. Many thanks to advocates everywhere who helped share Samson’s story; sharing saves lives

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    • Erin Thomson
      Erin Thomson says:

      Rescued by No Paw Left Behind, this defeated pooch, who has been severely neglected for an extended period of time, will begin his new life.

      “Samson is extremely emaciated, dehydrated, has sarcoptic mange, infections in his eyes and ears and many more medical issues. Please help us raise the funds to cover his vet bills,” posted No Paw Left Behind on their Facebook page.

      Donations can be made via Paypal: nopawleftbehind@gmail.com. Checks can be sent in the mail to No Paw Left Behind, P.O Box 11352 W SR 84 #33 Davie, Florida 33325. Please honor pledges. Many thanks to advocates everywhere who helped share Samson’s story; sharing saves lives

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  3. mary beth first
    mary beth first says:

    Close this kill shelter in Fla. down NOW!! We don’t need them. Have stricter laws who works in these shelters. Have lots of camer’s… Help this poor dog NOW! This terrible. How could these stupid inhumane sickos work in Shelters & let them get severely malnourishrd?? This is sickenimg how people could be so mean, evil, torturing! How dare they? Punish these sickos by giving them a long prison sentence. Never ever let them around animals again.!!! Lets save DOGS & CATS LIVES NOT DESTROY THEM!!!! NO MORE ANIMALS ABUSE!!!!!

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  4. Patti
    Patti says:

    The owners need the same treatment as they done to this poor dog!! My heart hurts for abused animals. If you can’t love and respect your animals. You DO NOT need them!!!

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