SHELA aka MIKA – A0945562 (ALT ID A1056631)
Safe 11-6-2015 Manhattan
SHELA aka MIKA – A0945562 (ALT ID A1056631)
FEMALE, BROWN / BLACK, GERM SHEPHERD MIX, 10 yrs
STRAY – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date11/02/2015, From NY 11356, DueOut Date11/05/2015, I came in with Group/Litter #K15-038054
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCAN POSITIVE 985112000053419 BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- FEMALE. GERIATRIC. MOD TARTAR. SLIGHTLY CLOUDY LENSES. AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 10 CC PYRANTEL PO GAVE. ALLOWS HANDLING. NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Mika and Lizzie, two noble Shepies, two sisters or a mother and a daughter were found together roaming the streets of New York City and brought to safety here at the Manhattan Care Center. Both look at me gently with their cloudy eyes and move to their door, ready to go out and even for my leash , slipped so easily around their neck. I caress their head. Mika’s eartips have been eaten up by fleas and Lizzie’s ears are two hard pompoms, old neglected hematomas. Their coat is surprisingly lush, clean, intact and I glide my hand on their silky backs. Lizzie has had her share of puppies. What a glorious looking mother she must have been….One can not assume, of course, but a good guess would be that they were yard dogs, discarded as there was no use for two old gals anymore….Or, wishful thinking, could have they escaped though an open door? They do not or can not sit as their hinds are weak. Lizzie’s back legs are really “knitting” and although she is valiant and willing, we are not able to go beyond the front of the care center. Mika is in a better shape and strolls nicely around the block, doing her business on the way and meeting other dogs without any issue. I sit on a bench. Lizzie stands close to me, her mouth is open, she seems to say:”I trust you, I am old and weak, take care of me, please” She punctuates her silent words with a profuse licking of my hands…My heart melts..Last night was spent with Mika and Lizzie on my mind….Mika and Lizzie are both gentle souls, sociable, friendly, two “Golden Girls” at the crepuscule of their life, worn out by time and likely, not the most optimal care….They need help, a safe, caring and cushy place they can call home and a master they can still shower with love and loyalty. Mika and Lizzie are waiting for you to open your door and your heart to both of them…
A Volunteer Wrote: It is impossible not to write of Lizzy and Mika together, at least if you have the honor of witnessing this kind of devotion. When Mika sees Lizzy through the bars of her kennel or the fence in the back yard, she reaches her paw through to touch her, jumps up with joy, and offers up kisses without pause. Mika is a wonderful girl on her own-despite her age she is great on a leash and happily took a walk through the park without pause. Dear Lizzy, who has kept her manners perfectly–she waits to relieve herself even if that wait has been a long night-appears to be having hip or back leg troubles. While she was able to make it up the steps in the yard and back down again without assistance, her back end did need to be helped back into the kennel. We are sending every wish that some wonderful soul might be able to offer than a safe haven together where the can again be nuzzle to nuzzle, heart to heart.
Came in with PHERA aka LIZZIE – A0945564 (ALT ID A1056630): http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/lizzie-a1056630/
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