Breed: Mixed Breed
Location: Anna, TX
Generally people think that owner surrenders are a sad thing to hear about, we have ideal thoughts that a dog is loved and cared for and then their loving owner takes them to a shelter and drops them off. That fantasy in all of our heads needs to disappear. Let’s face it a loving family or owner doesn’t have a dog in this condition, and certainly doesn’t not give a crap about dropping them off at a shelter. This dog didn’t have a loving family, he had an “owner”
Matzo was one of those dogs, he was dropped off at Palm Valley Animal Control 5 days ago. He has clearly lived a very bad life, he looks like a dog who just lived outside. He is heart worm positive, he was covered in ticks, he is frightened and timid and yet he still just quietly wags his tail.
The best thing that happened to him was his “owner” dropping him off at the shelter…..but he was one of the very lucky ones that was rescued, he won the lottery, his ticket had the winning number, thousands of others just like him won’t get out alive.
He was examined by Dr. Reno this morning, here is what she reports. He is a very old man, covered in ticks, his mouth is full of rotten teeth, he has cataracts, he has bad knees and bad hips, he is heart worm positive and most likely has mitral valve disease and heart worm disease in his heart.
Travis said he was just a very good boy while he worked on him last night, scrubbing him, and plucking the ticks off of every inch of his body. He’s not fond of the young whippersnappers he was rescued with because he’s old and isn’t a fan of their nonsense, but he is still very sweet and quietly wags his tail.
He won the lottery, mind you it was late in life but nonetheless he will now be taken care of and will live his life in a way he has never known before.
Welcome to your new life, Matzo