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Injured senior in need of emergency care

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Update 3/30/14: Safe!! **FOSTERED THRU SAPA!**Donations for Chewy's care: http://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/donate/

According to San Antonio Pets Alive (SAPA), a senior Chihuahua is in dire need of emergency care at an animal control agency in Texas.

The non-profit organization shared the following information about the 9-year-old dog in need on Saturday:

This sweet ol’ guy just came in to ACS and he needs a hospice foster. He is a medical emergency. He will need to have his eye enucleated and SAPA will provide his medical care for a foster or adopter.

He is a sweet and gentle 9 yr old Chihuahua and he has been through hell and back and is very emaciated and has a painful Upper respiratory infection (like havinga bad cold). He is contagious to other pets for the next 7 to 10 days but he is so tiny and east to keep separated.

Chewy needs a warm space away from the others until he is feeling better. He weighs approx 8 lbs. This sweet little man just needs to be comfortable and loved for the short time he has left. Please email if you can help him.

Time is of the essence for Chewy - in fact, SAPA notes that the homeless senior can be euthanized at any time.

Please take a moment to network on Chewy's behalf - he has only the kindness of strangers at this point in time.

Information:

To adopt, foster/ rescue email: placement@sanantoniopetsalive.org - please note ID#288107 Chewy

Facebook thread here.

Note: *These companion pets are located at Animal Care Services and due to Extreme Overpopulation, they on the City San Antonio’s Euthanasia List and will be put to sleep unless they are fostered, adopted or rescued by the deadline noted above their ID#! There are estimated to be 150,000 stray pets in the San Antonio area and the majority are not spayed and neutered.

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