An eight-year-old German shepherd named "Donzi," lost his home after one of his guardian's died and the other decided to surrender him to an animal control facility.
Today, the dog is in jeopardy, despite one rescue agency's willingness to pull him to the safety of their organization.
Heidi's Legacy wants the Palm Beach County, Fla., animal control to release Donzi to their care, but the animal control agency has stone-walled them.
Unfortunately, after Donzi's life was turned upside down following the loss of his family, he exhibited behavior that landed him in quarantine at the facility.
For a short time, Donzi was in a foster home through a different rescue agency, and during that period of time, there were bite incidents that have landed him back in danger.
Unfortunately, as there typically are, there were extenuating circumstances surrounding the bites - in one situation, a child allegedly was blowing in Donzi's face, and there was a snap, but no broken skin, the other situation involved food, and the exact underlying cause of the bite is unclear.
Donzi has experienced great emotional turmoil, he suffers from arthritis, and he has had an upper respiratory infection. The knowledge that Donzi has been in physical pain and emotionally confused, may help to explain some of his behavior.
The rescue agency hoping to save his life has a trainer who is willing to work with him to help him adjust, but without the assistance of the animal control agency, Donzi will never had the opportunity to show that he is a good dog.
Heidi's Legacy shared the following:
He is on a 10 day quarantine starting 9/14/13. HEIDI'S LEGACY has a professional trainer ready to take Donzi and work with him for a four week period where Donzi could finish his quarantine. Heidi's Legacy is paying, but Palm Beach Animal Care and Control will not even discuss this proposal with us or the trainer.
We can use your help in pleading for Donzi's life.
We ask people to call your support to Dave Walesky 561-233-1212 or email to email@example.com.
Read more about Heidi's Legacy at this link to Facebook.
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