Heartless owner dumped senior chow chow in Tampa; he dies tomorrow


Update: Sammy was pulled and rescued.

Sammie gave his owner 13 years of loyalty and attention. But now, he’s old, his fur is thin, he has thyroid issues, and his anal sacs seem to be impacted. Instead of getting this faithful pet the medical care that he needs, his heartless owner dumped him at a kill shelter to swelter in a hot, airless kennel before he is killed. 13 years of loyalty and this is the end for Sammie.

The volunteers love Sammie and are begging for a rescue to pull him. He does need some medical care, but he could live the rest of his life in comfort and dignity. Sammie is sweet and still has lots of love to offer. If a foster offered to keep him, a rescue might step up and pull him! But his case is urgent! He will be killed tomorrow if the shelter does not receive an email before 9:00 am tomorrow!

The shelter email said:

“A1649676: Sammie is a 13 year old neutered male Chow Chow. He is an owner surrender. His owner reported thyroid issues but didn’t provide us any medical records. Testing would definitely be recommended based on his appearance. He has marked dental tartar and would need a dental cleaning. He has thinning hair and lesions on the lenses of both of his eyes. He has two masses associated with his anal sacs (possible impacted anal glands vs. anal sac tumor). He is heartworm negative. He is very friendly.”


There is more information on his Facebook thread. Sammie is ID#A1649676. He is urgently in need of an adopter or rescue. He is at the 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.

If someone is interested in Sammie, they must email rescuepets@hillsboroughcounty.org and rescuemetampa@yahoo.com as soon as possible. In the subject line of the email, write: Do Not Euth Sammie ID#A1649676. In the body of the email, include your contact information. You must be willing to pick Sammie up tomorrow by 3:00 pm.

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