August 9 th
Tucker the beagleBy
Tucker is a 12 & 1/2 year old beagle abandoned by his owners and picked up as a stray. He was wearing tags, but the owners had moved and left no forwarding contact info. He was about to be put to sleep at the shelter. He is overweight, blind in one eye and fairly deaf. He also has two fist-sized fatty tumors, dental disease/gingivitis and severe ear infections. We have started him on anti-fungal and antibiotic ear medication and are brushing his teeth. He has blood work next week and we are certain he will be low thyroid. If so, thyroxine supplementation will help with his infections and weight. We will schedule him for a dental, if he is healthy enough for the anesthesia.He is a sweet old guy and it is incomprehensible how some people can abandon an animal after so many years. Please consider adopting a senior animal, they will be so grateful. Old dogs & cats should not be dying alone in shelters.