Meet Rocky Balboa

i Nov 16th No Comments by

This skinny little guy was found as a stray and was taken to the animal shelter where FLDR rescued him. He is very underweight & heartworm positive.

Poor Rocky looks like he has had a tough life.  He is between 7 & 8 years old & weighs 14 lbs. Beside being underweight & hearworm positive, he is also anemic.  He needs to gain 6 or 7 pounds before he can be neutered, have his teeth cleaned and get his heartworm treatment.  So, foster mom is going to work on helping him gain weight in the next month.

UPDATE 11/28/12: Rocky is doing well in his foster home and has gained 8 lbs. already! He will be getting neutered & his heartworm treatment in December. More updates to come.

UPDATE 12/5/2012: Our little trooper is doing great! He’s still eating like a horse but has started to get picky with his dry food, which seems to mean he’s getting enough! He’s getting neutered, his teeth cleaned and the first heartworm treatment tomorrow, a week ahead of schedule!

We need your help to raise funds for his treatment and care.  Any amount you can donate will help and is much appreciated! Please click on the “Give” button in the PayPal widget below. If you prefer to mail a check, please make it out to Florida Dachshund Rescue with a note that it is for Rocky Balboa and mail it to our treasurer at:

Maria Lachney, Treasurer
Florida Dachshund Rescue
4115 Ione Court
Auburndale, FL 33823