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CHIHUAHUA PUPPY LEFT TO DIE IN TENTED HOUSE HAS NEW LEASE ON LIFE, NEIGHBORS SHOCKED, REALTOR ADOPTS

This is an official Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

January 5, 2014

CHIHUAHUA PUPPY LEFT TO DIE IN TENTED HOUSE HAS NEW LEASE ON LIFE, NEIGHBORS SHOCKED, REALTOR ADOPTS

                        
Tampa, Florida – During early December, a local realtor contracted a company to tent and fumigate a house.  During the process, someone decided to sneak in a Chihuahua puppy before the toxic gases where administered.  The contractor, prior to fumigating the interior of the residence, spotted a small crate containing the trapped six month old undernourished puppy. 

 The contractor immediately contacted the realtor who took the puppy to the Wellswood Midtown Animal Hospital, 4145 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa, Florida for medical care.  Doctor Adriana Odachowski said the “poor thing was just skin and bones” when he arrived. It broke my heart to see him in this condition it was a clear case of neglect. 

The realtor, who established an immediate bond with the puppy, subsequently adopted the puppy and named him Cervantes (a reference to Don Quixote and his adventures). 

The doctor and her staff, who nurtured him back to health, have decided to donate some future services to ensure Cervantes has a prosperous new year.  Cervantes is doing much better, he is full of energy, and we are all glad this incident had a very happy ending, said Doctor Adriana Odachowski. 

The Wellswood Midtown Animal Hospital is just one of over 40 local veterinary hospitals which support the mission of the Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation (HAHF).  We are extremely proud of the professional and altruistic work performed by Dr. Odachowski and her staff, said HAHF Executive Director Don Thompson.    

The Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation is celebrating 27 years of public service and advocacy for Responsible, Healthy, Happy, Pet Ownership.  The Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation was founded in 1987 by a community-minded group of Hillsborough County veterinarians to foster the human/animal bond and promote responsible pet ownership, improved pet health and pet care through an emphasis on pet owner education.  For more information, visit www.hahf.org or contact us at info@hahf.org.
 

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Copyright © 2013 Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation, All rights reserved.

 

Carol January 07, 2014 at 10:24 AM
Where are the kudos to the real estate agent and her name appearing in this article? She is the one who actually saved and brought the little creature to the vet. Without her action, this story would not have had a happy ending.

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