This little senior, who we have named Dominique, was found along the Ken-Tenn Hwy in Union City, TN in danger of being struck by a vehicle. He is crippled with arthritis and is extremely emaciated.
He weighs less than 9 pounds, less than half the weight he should be. Dominique has severe skin issues caused by allergies. The vets have given him an injection for it, along with flea and tick medication. He will need to go back to have a number of rotten teeth removed and a dental cleaning when he is stronger. One of Dominique's front paws is turned out to the side and swollen, along with having other joint issues as well. He gets around by walking on the side of his foot, which causes it to get irritated and sore. We are hoping to raise enough money to get this sweet boy to a specialist to see if he can be made more comfortable with some boots or a wheelchair to help him get around more easily. Dominique will require a high quality diet and special care to see him through his recovery.
There is nothing that can be done about the deformities from his arthritis, as it has been going on for a long time. However, he is in good spirits and happy to be in a loving foster home, safe again. Dominique is feeling better after getting out of the heat and getting some fluids. The day of rescue, he ate three packs of Little Caesar wet food, 1-1/2 cups of dry food, along with two bowls of water. The lady that found him provided his rescue with a comfortable bed for him, which he is quite content in. Additional good news is that he tested negative for heartworm, and his fecal and 4-DX were negative, too. He is just the sweetest little boy! If unclaimed, he will be available for adoption when his recovery is complete. If a home cannot be found, he will become a sanctuary dog with Diamonds.
We ask you to please find it in your heart to help this sweet boy. We can't do it alone, but together we can turn Dominique's life around, and let him go on to enjoy his golden years. As always, we thank you for helping us give abused, abandoned, and neglected animals a chance at a happy life. ` `