When this little dog arrived he was absolutely terrified. Never making eye contact, he would avoid touch at all cost. Despite his fear, little Alfredo would never go to bite.
Upon exam from our veterinarians, his story started to become clear. X-rays revealed three pellets lodged in his body, a dislocated tail, an old injury in his tail and spondylosis in his lumbar vertebra likely the result of trauma. Furthermore, his ultrasound revealed an unknown tissue mass in his bladder.
Despite his injuries, Alfredo can physically get around without trouble. He gobbles his meals and once a human has shown him patience, he starts to relax and seek affection.
Our animal care team is working closely with our veterinary partners to assess our next steps, most specifically, his unknown mass. We know that Alfredo deserves every opportunity we can give him. To help cover the cost of his veterinary expenses and potentially surgery, we have entered Alfredo into the Guardian Angels program.
Please consider supporting Alfredo’s recovery with a donation to the GTHS. Your gift is truly the gift of hope.