Emaciated senior survived on street until he could no longer walk Needs emergency rescue

One can barely imagine how this emaciated senior was able to survive on the streets of Miami for any length of time in this condition. And so he scavenged, and he did his best to survive until he could no longer walk.

Don was brought to Miami-Dade Animal Services on February 3, 2024. He weighs only 10 pounds and is estimated to be about eight years old.

Don’s Adoption Listing:


Animal Name: DON

Located At: Miami-Dade Animal Services

Kennel Number: TH13

Description: I am an unaltered male, white and black Terrier mix.

Age: The shelter staff think I am about 8 years old

More Info: I have been at the shelter since Feb 03, 2024.
Although I am still in my stray holding period, I may be available for the Foster to Adopt Program.

Location: Miami-Dade Animal Services

Website: www.miamidade.gov/animals

Phone Number: (305) 884-1101

Address: 3599 NW 79 Avenue
Doral, FL 33122

Don is neutered and was wearing a collar. He is still on his stray hold. Notes from the shelter indicate he may be humanely euthanized because of his physical condition.

The neglect this poor dog suffered is incomprehensible. SEVERELY underweight, dehydrated, muscle wasting, severe dental disease, ocular opacity, penis stuck out of prepuce. This was apparently someone’s dog.

Facebook notes via the shelter

Don is in need of immediate rescue. Donations have been pledged to be donated to an approved rescue organization once the dog is safely out of the shelter. Follow the conversation here. Please share his plight with approved rescues, friends, family and social media contacts.

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