Horribly neglected Lab mix has 36 hours to find rescue


Mikey has had a terrible life and unless he finds rescue or an adopter, his life will end in less than two days. For some reason, Mikey was brought to the county kill shelter even though he was at the no-kill Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Volunteers wonder if he wasn’t “cute” enough for them to bother healing his raw, hairless skin and caring for his ear infection. While Mikey is heartworm negative, he is being treated for hookworms and his dermatitis. Mikey also has a large mass at the base of his tail.

Mikey’s video shows a calm, relaxed dog who takes treats gently and wags his tail. In spite of a neighbor dog barking, Mikey stayed quiet, attentively looking at his visitor. He seems to be a sweet dog. If you can save Mikey, you must send an email to the shelter by 9:00 am.

Mikey and the other dogs at Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center are all in great danger. The group that gave each and every dog a chance at rescue and adoption has had its hands tied by the county and shelter management. These shelter dogs are not being networked as completely as they were before the shelter management cut off access to the shelter information. Read more about this at “Dogs are needlessly dying; rescue group needs information to save them.” Please share Mikey’s story! It’s his only chance to get out of the shelter alive!

There is information on how to save Mikey on his Facebook thread. Mikey is ID#A1648729. Mikey is urgent — if his kennel is needed on Friday, he will be killed anytime after 9:00 am. If you can save him, please emailrescuepets@hillsboroughcounty.org and rescuemetampa@yahoo.com by 9:00 am tomorrow. You must include: Do Not Euth Mikey ID#A1648729 in the subject line. In the body of the email include your name and contact information. You must be willing to pick him up by 3:00 pm tomorrow. He is urgently in need of rescue from Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, 440 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619. The phone number is 813-744-5660. The shelter is open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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