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Betrayed puppy is terrified in Florida animal control

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Update 7/6/14: Donald was adopted! He is still scared, but he is making progress.

Dogs do not understand the various reasons behind the loss of their home...they do not understand a change of health, loss of finances or dog-prohibiting moves. To a dog, a transition that results in their relocation to a kennel run in an animal control facility is simply a loss...sadness...fear...loneliness.

A six-month-old Labrador retriever mix, who was surrendered by his owner on June 21, is currently grappling with the overwhelming emotions that follow the loss of a home and loved ones. The pup, named "Donald," is currently available for adoption at the Miami-Dade Animal Services facility in Florida.

Donald's intake photo reveals his fear...it is not easy for a dog to leave the comfort and familiarity of a home and family and enter a busy, loud and overwhelming animal control facility.

Donald is in need of the help of strangers who are willing to take a brief moment to share his information - the hope is that increased visibility will help him locate, and secure, a new guardian.

Information for Donald:

  • Petharbor profile for Donald here
  • DONALD - ID#A1623253
  • Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101
  • Ask for information about animal ID number A1623253
  • Facebook thread for this puppy here
  • Age estimated between four months and six months
  • Breed believed to be a retriever mix
  • A1623253 owner surrender due out 6/21/14 no holds, heartworm negative on in house test. Heartworm prevention given today 6/20/14. Adopter/rescuer/foster has 30 days to contact their own veterinarian for consecutive heartworm prevention treatment.

Continue reading: Update on "Russell" the terrified dog in Kentucky

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