Sweet rottie abandoned because of illness, shelter is begging for rescue


Update: She was rescued!!

A beautiful young Rottweiler’s life may be tragically ended tomorrow unless a rescue steps up. Dana is only two years old, but she was surrendered to the shelter by her owner. According to a volunteer, her owner requested that Dana be killed, but the shelter declined to kill her. They have asked for a rescue to step up and save Dana. However, they will not keep her very long if there is no rescue. She may only have tonight and tomorrow to find rescue before the shelter kills her.


Dana walks nicely on a leash. A volunteer petted her and she was very responsive and sweet. Dana was calm and did not react to other dogs when walking through the kennel. Watch her in this video — note her tail wag, wag, wagging. She’s adorable!

Her medical notes from the shelter indicate they think she might have kidney problems. That’s unusual in a dog as young as Dana. The notes say that she needs rescue so she can be diagnosed and treated.

dana medical

A post by Urgent Dogs of Miami (UDOM) on Facebook says:

URGENT!! Super sweet young rottweiler, A1612413, needs rescue by 6:30pm tomorrow for workup of distended abdomen!!!

The shelter veterinarian told a volunteer that as long as Dana is stable, she will have time to find rescue. But no one knows how long she will stay stable, and volunteers worry that if a rescue is not found by tomorrow evening, Dana may not be given more time.  There may be more information on her Facebook thread.
Dana is ID#A1612413. Please share her story. There may be more information on her Urgent Dogs of Miami Facebook thread.  She is at the Miami Dade Animal Services, 3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, Florida 33166. The phone number is (305) 884-1101. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Email: pets@miamidade.gov for more information.
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