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Update 12.29.13: Memphis’ temporary foster angel wanted to give an update on this beautiful boy. She was able to get some additional photos of Memphis but acknowledged it was difficult as he didn’t want to leave her side. My heart is breaking and the tears are steaming down my face as I look at these photos. How could anyone abandoned this sweet soul when he needed them most? HOW? Please give us the means to help this boy! In addition to his severally emaciated state, his left eye may have Glaucoma. But there is some really good news as Memphis is still eating good, still happy, and he really seems to like having the master bedroom (it has the biggest bed) all to himself. CCR still needs to get him transported to WA asap from AZ where his long term foster and vet are waiting on his arrival. Once there, we will have a proper medical diagnosis and be better suited to identify his long term care needs.
Update 12.26.13: The Christmas miracle occurred for our boy Memphis. Memphis is safely out of the shelter. A fabulous gal in AZ opened her heart and home to him ensuring he didn’t spend one more day in that shelter! Unfortunately, the temporary foster has her hands full with other CCR fosters so she can only keep him temporarily until a transport to WA can be arranged. Memphis needs to get a ride to WA because that is where his long-term foster home awaits him. We don’t have a lot of time because the temporary foster has a lot on her plate already and Memphis needs to been seen by a vet once he gets into his long-term foster home so we can determine his medical needs. Memphis is in good spirits but he is about 30 pounds underweight. Temporary foster mom, Deb reports he is an absolute sweetheart and very handsome in spite of his emaciated state.
Update 12.25.13: CCR is still looking for an approved foster for Memphis. He is still in the shelter but safe as CCR has committed to taking him. He will need vet care as soon as a foster home is found. Although he is NOT showing any symptoms and a vet did NOT diagnose him, the previous owner said he had history of being treated for Valley Fever. YES POS owner took him to a kill shelter rather than address his possible medical needs. Beyond heartbreaking.
Poor Memphis was discarded in a kill shelter after 5 years of faithful service to his previous owners who we refuse to call FAMILY. Not only did they dump him for reasons relating to too many dogs but he was also in need of medical attention, which he is being treated for. The shelter workers state, ” Memphis is SO handsome and SO friendly! He is a big calm goofy guy. He thinks he’s a lap dog.” Memphis is located in Arizona and in need of an approved foster home. If you are not an approved foster and you are interested in foster Memphis, please complete a foster application
Memphis is a black brindle, Cane Corso who weighs about 94lbs. He has been fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, and tested negative for heartworm. He is on preventative care for heartworm and flea/tick.
AHS BEHAVIOR EVALUATION:
Kennel Approach: Soft, friendly, relaxed
Overall Kennel Behavior: Relaxed, no signs of kennel stress
Neutral Affiliation: Comes over to handler and sits by handler
Soft Contact/Friendly Affection: Friendly, engages with handler and seeks attention
Mouth Check Tolerance: No reaction
Paw/Ear Check Tolerance: No reaction
Food with People: Handler could take resources away but the dog didn’t surrender easily
Dog Introduction: Social and appropriate(clumsy)
Food with Other Dogs: Threatens to obtain with a growl and lip curl, forgives Play/Toys/Arousal/Ability to Settle: Normal play
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Memphis is said to be house trained, crate trained, leash trained, and doggie door trained. His favorite past time is playing ball. He has been with older children. Memphis is unknown with small children and small animals.