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Update on 16-year-old dog who was surrendered to animal control


The freedom photos have not yet been released, but Pfeizer, a 16-year-old Labrador retriever mix, is safe.

The elderly dog was surrendered to the Beaufort County Animal Control in Washington, N.C., on July 17 and shortly thereafter his story went viral on the internet. Following thousands of shares made by passionate individuals who were determined to see Pfeizer spend his last moments outside of a kennel run, Pfeizer has been adopted.

On Tuesday morning, the Shelter Coordinator for the Beaufort County Animal Control, emailed the National Dog News Examiner with the promising news:

So Pfeizer is officially safe! One of the local to Washington veterinarians and her family stepped up for him. She co-owns a vets office and her parents own a pet resort that's close by. So he'll be living at the resort and will be treated and medicated by the vet as he needs. So now he can spend his final years happy and comfortable getting the treatment he needs with some great people. They're happy to work with him.

Pfeizer was not an easy dog to place - on top of losing his home and the people he knew, he was dealing with painful arthritis and an irritating skin condition - all of which left him unhappy, to say the least.

In fact, as was noted in Pfeizer's adoption profile on Petango, Pfeizer did not like most people - in light of his demeanor, he had to be placed in a special home that was equipped to deal with his medical issues and his difficult temperament.

Pfeizer may not have many days ahead of him, but the few he has hold great promise.

Prior story about this elderly dog here.

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