Please Help Angel: Medical Foster or Sanctuary Needed
Overview: Angel is a nine-year-old, approximately forty pound, white terrier and shepherd mix with a very friendly disposition, floppy ears, loving eyes, and some medical needs. Angel is a favorite of the staff and volunteers of The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, but she deserves more than we can provide.
Medical: Angel has a neurologic disease that may have developed after a stroke. It appears to affected several areas of her spinal cord; this condition manifests itself in the slight dragging of her back legs. Angel’s neurologic abnormalities have also impacted her bladder and fecal control. The bladder is unable to void urine completely; therefore, it is always full and the result is overflow incontinence. Angel has been placed on medication to help alleviate this issue, but it has proved ineffective.
Behavioral: Several people associated with the Center for Animal Health & Welfare have taken a liking to Angel; she was given attention and training through our “One by One” program and has spent the warm months in a foster home. Angel’s current foster parent reports that she lives up to her name: she is friendly and loves company. Although it has been noted that Angel is not consistent in her tolerance of other dogs, the foster home reports that Angel has had contact with other dogs through a fence and has been friendly. Angel knows how to sit, enjoys leisurely walks and car rides, and is food-motivated. Angel rarely barks, but instead communicates with a gurgling sound.
Angel has a bite history from 2008. Although she lived successfully with children for most of her life, Angel did bite a four-year-old child when the child was left unattended with her while she was sleeping. Angel has not since demonstrated aggression towards anyone—quite the opposite. She truly has an angelic personality that captivates all who know her. Angel is in need of a home that can accommodate her needs and will truly be her forever home she so deserves. If you know of anyone (rescue, etc) who willing to give this girl a home out of a shelter please contact Wendy at The Center for Animal Health and Welfare Angel will be returning to The Center in the coming weeks