He is currently in San Jose. Folks interested in seeing him may meet him during the holidays!
Everyone who sees him mentions that A) he is very handsome and B) He looks like a Dog in a Cow Pattern Coat!
Noire is an approximately 5-year old Akita that was found wandering near a hospital. He’s a big boy, down to about 79-pounds and needs to gain back about 15 to 20 pounds. His coat is now recovering from the awful shape it was in (it looked like birds had nested in him).
So here is Noire’s story. He was born about 5 years ago and for the first year or so, he was loved. You can tell because he does not hate humans. He had some one giving him love and attention. His teeth are solid and clean — perhaps the only part of him that was.
So what happened after that? Someone who barely paid attention to him got a hold of him. His nails were so long, they looked like shark teeth. He was left outside. We know this because he has fly strikes all over his ears. He had fleas — we know this because about a quarter of his hair towards the rear is gone. I know at some point, someone stopped caring for him at all. His ears were so full of puss and waste that he is surely deaf in his left ear. He can still hear with his right ear.
I know he still loves people, even though it takes some time for him to warm up. Some people hurt him before in his life. When I go to pet his head, he winces, like I am going to smack him.
He is friendly with other dogs and wants to play. His teeth are in great shape and he is now clean and receiving needed medical treatment.
The original plan was to send him south to a sanctuary, but the sanctuary had 3 Akitas in really bad shape show up unexpectedly.
If you have the ability and room to be a foster home for this boy or are able to give him a new home, please send email to: BAMShibaRescue@gmail.com
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