A dog, recovering from injuries, is in need of a foster home, but nobody is stepping up to help her. Her name is Darby and she was “involuntarily abandoned” by her owner. Darby was taken in at the Pasco Animal County Animal Services facility (Land O’Lakes, Florida) in late August as a “seized custody case.” Darby’s owner informed staff that she would come to the shelter to retrieve her dog, but she never did.
A plea for help
The shelter’s Pet Services Supervisor issued a plea for a foster home for Darby:
Her hold time is up. What is unique about Darby’s story is that when she arrived to the shelter she presented extremely large open wounds on her shoulder, hind leg, chest and face. We do not know the origins of these wounds, however it was apparent that they had received medical treatment at some point.
The wounds are resolving, but some are still too deep to place Darby in our general population and expose the surfaces to contamination. Darby has resided in our Medical ward since intake, it is our hope that we can transfer Darby immediately where she can safely continue her healing journey.
Nobody answered the request for help
Nobody – not even one person – answered the shelter’s plea for help. Darby is unable to stay in the hospitalization ward any longer and it is not advisable for her to be moved to the general population area because of her wounds.
If you have room in your home for this sweet girl, please email gbotticello@pascocountyfl.
Information about Darby as provided by the shelter:
Darby is estimated to be 3 years of age, she has a tolerant and happy personality. Darby is current on her vaccines and may return for her spay procedure within 30 days of transfer. Darby is heartworm positive.
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