"So, I just called the jacksonville humane society and they only accept animals that are being given up by their owners... "pet surrender" no strays, lost and founds or anything. If you have a pet that you want to surrender you have to make an appointment and have like all kinds of reasoning of why you are surrendering your pet and how long you have owned it "
This comes as no surprise to me, which is why I have already decided to help Skeletor myself and try to find him a loving new home. He wouldn't last a week if picked up by animal control.
The good news! (a little TMI)
Skeletor is pleased to announce that he's made a seemingly healthy BM!
It was a unique experience scooping up a sample and dissolving it in water to check for worms. I'm sure this test only applies to certain types of worms, but it looks like he passed with flying colors (mostly brown)!
Today, Skelly's appetite has decreased. I did notice 3 more landmines though! I think he just needs some exercise to help keep his appetite up. He gets winded pretty quickly, so I'll need to play with him in small increments just like I've been feeding him.
Another bit of info from Kim (my roommate)
Jacksonville animal "care and protective services" pretty much said you can drop him off and then they decide if he is suitable for rehoming and it depends on how many animals they already have and how healthy he is.
The exercise is doing the trick!
Skeletor suffers from some A.D.D. when it comes to chasing tennis balls. However, I just returned from running some errands and was delighted to find an empty food bowl. I gave him his 3 o'clock feeding. He devoured the entire bowl and tried to steal the cup it came in.
It looks like his appetite has returned! Probably just had to make some room :)
More and more dog-like!
When Kim got home from work and went out to play with Skeletor, he was going buck wild!
I think maybe the weight reported yesterday was wrong. Today he weighed in at 43.5lbs. Perhaps yesterday we got a bad reading or miscalculated. He definitely looks and acts better.
Toys, a leash, and food - Oh My!!!
Thanks to your donations, we made a trip to PetSmart to pick up some various goods for Skeletor. It's dark now, so I'll post pics tomorrow. One thing is for sure... dog toys is a racket!