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Unique pair of bonded dogs surrendered to Alachua County Animal Services

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An unusual pair of dogs have become very closely bonded; obviously it's not always what one would expect. Meet Mia and Sookie; Mia is a seven-year-old, 96-pound Great Dane, and her best friend is Sookie- a 12-pound tiny Shih Tzu and poodle mix.

Their sad story began a few days ago when they were surrendered to the Alachua County Animal Services. The person handing the dogs over told the Animal Control officer her stepfather had moved out and left his two dogs behind.

Were the dogs considered disposable? If the owner loved his dogs, wouldn't he have tried to find a friend or responsible person to care for them?

Tragically there are few answers or excuses for those who can't figure out that our pets are sentient beings who feel loneliness, loss of their human companions, suffering, and desperation; perhaps not exactly as humans, but nonetheless their feelings and best interests should never be dismissed as insignificant.

Both dogs did well during their evaluations.

If you would like more information on Mia and Sookie, and be the human to provide these two with a new life, please contact the Alachua County Animal Services.

Please refer to A493406 for Mia and A493410 for Sookie.

Please contact:

Susan Clontz
Senior Office Assistant
Alachua County Animal Services
3400 NE 53 Ave. Gainesville, FL 32609
PH: 352-264-6870 option 2

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