The day after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Tampa Bay area, a man spotted an emaciated dog, whose body was covered in scars, limping alone on the streets. His friend volunteered to be the dog’s foster – a person who gives a homeless pet a place to live while waiting to be adopted – and named the dog Frank. Frank was severely malnourished, tested positive for hook worms, had a skin infection, an ear infection, and was missing a couple of toes. He had never been neutered. He also tested positive for heartworm disease. And the reason he was limping? His paw pads were burned and blistered, most likely from spending his days on the hot asphalt streets during the summer. Our medical staff came up with a detailed treatment plan to transform Frank into the happy, healthy dog he was meant to be! We are happy to report he is now a healthy 66 lbs., his coat is shiny and his paw pads are healed. He’s been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and – except for his ongoing heart worm treatment – Frank has been cured of all his other health issues! A sweet, smart dog, he is now housebroken, has learned how to “sit” and enjoys a good belly rub. We were happy and honored to be a part of Frank’s recovery.
We are happy and proud to be a part of countless stories like these, helping giving animals the care they need to flourish. As a nonprofit animal clinic, we provide the opportunity for every animal to live a happy, healthy life.
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