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Trina the hound's sad and desperate tale: Anyone have a miracle handy?

Trina is on Sunday's list to die; can anyone save this sweet dog?
Jess Yingst

All the stories about dogs and cats in shelters found wandering the streets, seized in cruelty cases, or surrendered by their heartless owners to high kill shelters are desperate pleas for help, but Trina's tragic tale resonates a little bit of all of the above.

On Sunday, Trina is scheduled to be euthanized at the Hillsborough County Animal Shelter unless someone claims her; here is her sweet tale of love and loyalty. Three emotionally bonded dogs were all picked up by Animal Control together; Trina had been injured along a roadway, and the other two refused to leave her side.

All three of the dogs were infested with ticks, and Trina was treated by the local veterinarian. She was lucky - no fractures or serious injuries, however she does have a mammary mass which will need further evaluation. Her teeth are worn down to the gum line. Vets also think Trina may have had a rough life; scars from a collar having been embedded in her neck still haunt her.

Listed by the shelter as a Mastiff, Trina appears to be more of a Labrador and hound mix; you be the judge on that one, but at 71 pounds she is still quite thin.

Volunteers want Trina to have one more "shot at life." The other two dogs, Tonks and Sirius Black are available for adoption, but why not Trina?

Please refer to Trina's ID# A23480772 at the Hillsborough County Animal Services. Email rescuepets@hillsboroughcounty.org and say DO NOT EUTH and include her animal identification immediately if you can help her. Transport can be arranged.

A volunteer writes this about Trina:

"This poor girl needs to know love and what a safe home feels like. I cannot imagine how sad she must be without her friends. We cannot let her die without sharing her story; this is precious and heartwarming beyond words. I wish people would be as faithful as dogs. She will die alone tomorrow morning. She was never in open access, we are her only chance at seeing another day."

Follow the Facebook thread as volunteers and humane advocates pledge funds for a qualified rescue organization, however an adoption would be the perfect solution.

Hillsborough County Animal Services is located at 440 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa, Florida. Please call 813.744.5660. The shelter is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come in and save a life.

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