Saturday, August 15, 2009

Help Tweak!

This is Tweak.
Tweak is a very sweet 30-lb. dog. I met him three nights ago when I was out for a walk. He happily ran over to me, sniffed me, licked my hand, and followed me to the door of my house. I heard a jingle on his collar and thought of checking for tags, then calling any number I might find on them. Sadly, I realized that I didn't have my phone, and I let him wander off after another random person.

Last night I got out of my car and walked to the door. I was almost inside when I heard a noise behind me. There Tweak stood, eagerly wagging his whole body, ecstatic to see me again. I sighed, went upstairs and asked V. to come down & help me check him out.

Tweak's collar was on too tight and had no tags. Sometime between three nights ago and last night, Tweak acquired a bit of a wobble in his hind legs. It didn't seem to be too serious, though; he still wiggled and wagged and sniffed as though it didn't bother him in the slightest.
We gave him some food and kept him in our fenced back yard for the night. At times, we heard him whining at being all alone back there.

Today, we took Tweak to BARC. They told us that to accept him, they would need to immunize him and have him stay with us for another 24 hours. They weighed Tweak, gave him medicine orally, nasally, and subcutaneously, and we put him back in the car. He's in the back yard again with a bowl of food, some water, and a cool, shady place to lie down.

Tweak was given a 24-hour respite. If we can't find another home for him, or a place with a different rescue shelter, we will take him back to BARC tomorrow. He is loving, good with friendly cats and good with friendly people. He's not a jumper and he JUST had his immunizations. He is not neutered. He needs your help.

If you think you can give Tweak a good home, or if you can foster him, or even if you can wait to get him into a better rescue program, please give me a call.


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