A sweet, senior dog, in pitiful condition, has been given a brief respite from his scheduled euthanasia appointment at an Orlando, Florida, animal control facility. On Sunday morning, Rescue Me Orlando posted photos of the elderly dog, explaining his sad situation:
URGENT- EXTENDED ON A DAY BY DAY BASIS
Meet Ernest #A469990. This incredibly sweet senior boy has major medical and needs out ASAP. We don’t know how long the shelter will give him.
Ernest is believed to be 10 years of age, and he is heartworm positive. The networking page details the list of maladies this old boy is facing after years of neglect:
Ernest was brought in with a distended abdomen, severe anemia, advanced heartworm disease, and bones in his intestines. This didn’t happen overnight. This is years of neglect. We hate to ruin your Sunday but this boy needs help.
Shelter medical notes
Medical Notes: “Physical Exam/Observations: No nasal or ocular discharge. Severe hairloss with numerous scabs and sores throughout body. Thickening of the skin with chronic changes and cellulitis secondary to infection. Dirty ears. Emaciated to thin BCS with cranial abdominal distension. Ambulatory with mild lethargy. Tested for HW at time of exam; positive for HW disease. Assessment: Emaciated, Cranial abdominal distension, Severe hairloss with secondary skin infection, lethargic to quiet, dirty ears, suspect advanced HW disease Recommendation(s): Immediate radiographs of the abdomen and bloodwork due to suspect advanced HW disease. Recommend immediate post to rescue due to condition. Not a surgical candidate.”
You can find Ernest’s profile on this link to Orange County Animal Services. He is listed as rescue only.
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