Bulldog Spotlight: Meet Dan!
Dan was found dumped on a dead end road. He was laying on a old bedspread with a man's tie as his leash. A farmer that was mowing a nearby pasture picked him up because he is too weak to walk. He was covered in ticks and fleas. We named him Dan, after the man who found him.
He seemed to be shut down emotionally. We don’t think he’s ever been inside or through a door. It took 30 minutes for the vet staff to patiently get him outside and back in his first day. He’s a big boy... 81 pounds to be exact. He has a massive head and his paws are as big as your hands. His teeth are beautiful, so we estimate him to be about 3 years old.
Within a few days at the clinic he roamed through the clinic to see everyone and everything. He passed crates and sniffed and had no reaction. He went outside for a while to take care of business. Well, really, he took care of some of his business half way down the hall to the door! He stayed outside for a while and craved attention, as Dr. Larsen sat and petted him. When it was time to go inside, it was one quick trip around the yard to finish his business, up the steps, through the door and back to his kennel.
He is heartworm positive. :( Just a little bummed by that, but not surprised. If all goes well, he should be neutered soon, have entropion eye surgery and be ready for a foster family in a few weeks.
Please remember this gentle giant and follow his progress through rescue.
Dan is just one of many who are heartworm positive and needing additional and costly treatment. Please consider making an additional donation for his care and the care of others.