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|Animal ID: 17-096Bert (male)|
Initial Bio 05/14/2017 No, this is not a baby polar bear but rather an adorable Maltese/Yorkie mix named Bert. You would never suspect what this sweet fluff ball has endured prior to making it into rescue. Up until 2 weeks ago, Bert (and his side kick Ernie) lived his life in squalor and neglect. A concerned citizen called law enforcement to report suspected neglect. Soon law enforcement arrived and was stunned to find over 350 animals living in terrible conditions. A large-scale rescue operation involving the Humane Society of the United States, several animal welfare agencies, local rescues and shelters was launched. Bert and hundreds of other animals were seized and transported to various shelters and agencies for emergency care. Covered in urine and fecal matter, infested with fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, plagued with severe skin, eye and ear infections, and deprived of adequate food and clean water Bert and the others began to receive the care they so desperately needed. Fortunately, many of the younger and healthier dogs were able to receive basic care and be adopted out directly. However, Bert has special needs and could not be placed up for general adoption. Bert has a grade 4/6 heart murmur and his tricuspid and mitral heart valves are not functioning as they should. For this reason, he cannot go under anesthesia to receive the needed dental cleaning and neuter he needs. We are consulting with specialists to determine if we can safely proceed with these procedures. He has had an echocardiogram and is on two types of cardiac medications currently to improve his heart function. Bert has never been socialized and is understandably scared and mistrustful of humans at present. However, after only a few hours in his foster home he is already allowing limited touching and we feel that with adequate time, love, care and patience he will be a great dog. He has no clue what housetraining is and has never walked on a leash or even had a collar or harness on until today. UYR will give Bert all the time he needs to heal physically and emotionally before he is considered for adoption. When that day comes, Bert will need to go to a home where they have the time, patience and financial means to care for him. He will need to be on medication and have specialist follow up for life. Right now he can use all the love and support all of us can muster. Please help us provide for Bert's medical care by visiting our Looking for Love page at http://www.unitedyorkierescue.org/?page_id=2 and scrolling to Tennessee to locate Bert's Bio and photo and clicking the PayPal button beneath. Thank You! (Less)
United Yorkie Rescue Foster
ashland city, TN 37015 MAP IT!
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Maltese Dogs can make good pets in Tennessee if they match your IifestyIe. The Maltese is a beautiful, silky, long haired lap dog. Maltese are smart, devoted, playful companions. Maltese do not like to be teased by children. Housebreaking can be a challenge. Maltese do well living in apartments if they are walked every day.
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