10-day foster would save this sweet, scared girl’s life


Sweet Natalia is frightened of thunderstorms and has a painful fractured upper canine tooth. But the issue that will cost this friendly girl her life is that she has a doggy cold — an upper respiratory infection — and she will be killed when her kennel is needed.

There is a simple solution that will save Natalia’s life. She needs a foster home for ten days while she gets medication and recovers from her virus. Then she can go back into the general kennel area and be put up for adoption. The isolation kennels are limited and dogs are at greater risk there. And Natalia’s time is up. She should be considered urgently in need of foster (or adoption).

Natalia feels most comfortable under her Kuranda bed (see adorable video) but she came out when a volunteer stopped by to visit. It wasn’t the treats that made this sweet girl leave the safety of her bed — it was the chance to spend time with someone who cares. Natalia is only five years old, and she is heartworm negative. The veterinarian at the shelter might extract the fractured tooth for an adopter — the adopter could ask.

Please share Natalia’s story. Because she is a dark dog and she hides under her bed, she is not getting the exposure she needs to be safe and adopted in a loving home.

There is more information on her Facebook thread. Natalia is ID#A1649232. She is urgently in need of an adopter or rescue. She 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 Natalia, 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 Natalia ID#A1649232. In the body of the email, include your contact information. You must be willing to pick Natalia up tomorrow by 3:00 pm.

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