Ruff Ruff! My name is CLAY
|Breed:||Labrador Retriever/Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Black||Age:||Senior|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||5041532|
I am already neutered.
Clay is approximately 9 year old black neutered lab. He has been in boarding for a month now as I haven't been able to find him a foster home, rescue or his forever home. Clay is a wonderful sweet boy. He has a had a hard time of it lately. First he was found by a good samaritan who took him to Sacramento County Shelter. Owners never came for him. I rescued him from the shelter as they were extremely full. He went to a temporary foster home for about two weeks being treated for kennel cough. Then he went to another foster and got adopted. Then in 5 days returned. Both fosters cannot take him back. Clay does have some abandonment issues but you would do if you were being bounced around like he has been. He would do best with a stay at home person(s) he can bond with as Clay wants to be with his people. I took Clay to a dog trainer, Leah Ruiz with All Star Dog Training in North Highlands, for evaluation. First thing thing she said to me when she was getting him out of my car, is that his legs were hurting and he didn't feel good. Leah walked him by her chain link fence on the side of the yard and he paid no attention to the dogs in her backyard. She turned him out back in the yard with the other dogs and he did give one of them a warning as he was sniffing on him. Leah said that Clay's legs were hurting and he didn't feel good. I had our vet x-rayed his back legs and hips and he has bad arthritis in one of his back legs. He also got a complete blood panel which turned out to be fine.The vet has him on linquid Meloxicam (4.2 mg )for pain. I picked him up bottle (kirkland brand) of Glucosamine and Chondroitin at Costco yesterday and took it to the vet's office so they can start giving him that also. Leah said he could go into a foster home with other dogs but need to be able to separate (extra large crate as he is 94 pounds) them until Clay is desensitized from kennel stress and not feeling well. Clay is fully vetted. He is neutered, vaccinations include rabies, bordetella, dhpp, micro chipped, heartworm negative (on heartworm and flea preventive). He had a fecal test which was also negative. He has great house manners. He is house trained, doesn't chew up anything and doesn't even get on the touch. If you can rescue him, provide him with a foster home or want to adopt him, please contact Charlene at 916-477-7046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rescue Group Info...
Humanity for Healthy Animals Foundation (HFHAF) is an animal welfare charitable non-profit organization, Tax ID # 45-0678079. Although we can accept donations, host fund-raising events, and apply for grants, we are waiting for our 501(c) 3 application to be reviewed and approved. The Humanity for Healthy Animals Foundation’s mission is to promote the humane treatment of all animal companions, and to reduce the number of homeless animal companions in the City of Fresno.
1. To promote the health and well-being of the City of Fresno’s animal companions, HFHAF will provide educational assistance to its residents on how to keep their animal companions healthy and safe.
2. To initiate and support various health-focused activities and/or projects.
3. To help reduce the number of homeless animal companions at our overcrowded local shelters, HFHAF will promote foster and volunteer programs that are already in place at local rescue groups. We will seek assistance from reputable low-kill rescue organizations statewide and surrounding states.
4. To help address the dog and cat overpopulation problem in the City of Fresno, HFHAF will partner with local veterinarians to promote subsidized spay and neuter, vaccinations, and micro-chipping.
We exist to help relieve the pressure on our local animal shelters by providing the general public with information and resources to ensure their animal companions are properly cared for.
HFHAF was established to help address the animal welfare issues in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Given that we are a brand new organization, our current resources will be focused primarily on serving the residents of the City of Fresno and their animal companions. Our long-term goal is to extend our services to the surrounding cities in Fresno County and beyond. Therefore, our programs and services will be offered in phases.
Fees depend on whether animal is already spayed or neutered. Application and contract must be filled out and singed. Home visit required. Pet must be adopted as part of the family. No outside only animals are adopted out.
Fresno/Clovis, California and immediate area