On June 19th, an urgent plea went out for Tank, a Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) mix of some sort, taken in by Broward Animal Control in Florida. Tank had been used as a bait dog for dog fighting. Because of the combination of his age (approximately 7), emaciated condition and some medical issues, they were not going to give Tank a chance in the shelter’s adoption area. He was scheduled to be euthanized June 22th.
As word of Tank’s plight spread, Carolyn Parker from New York State came to the rescue. She made an offer to the Allen Babcock Rescue in Florida that they couldn’t refuse: If the rescue takes Tank, she would foster him and raise funds to cover his vet care and transport. With less than a day left for Tank, the rescue agreed to pull him. Click here for additional photos.
Although Tank was now safe, that was only the first hurdle. He still had to get vetted, boarded, transported and funded. Tank was vetted and is now being boarded at the vet. The good news is that he is heartworm negative, but does have several treatable medical issues. The London Sanctuary, a rescue in Florida, agreed to assist with Tank’s 1400-mile transport, which is scheduled to start July 7th.
Carolyn has been busy raising funds for Tank, but with his multiple medical needs, she reached out to RADAR for additional assistance. Since Tank needs to be neutered for his transport, and boarded until his transport, RADAR has committed to covering those two costs totaling $280.
UPDATE! Tank has been adopted!!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Tank:
Monica Classey; Kimberly Dickey; Susan Weiss Alexant; Ginnie Mashburn
Added on July 3, 2012.