28 Aug '12, 5am

Paralyzed & Homeless Gordo The Shih Tzu Gets A Second Chance

Paralyzed & Homeless Gordo The Shih Tzu Gets A Second Chance

Gordo was surrendered to Manhattan Animal Care and Control by his owner after it was learned the young Shih Tzu needed expensive spinal surgery. Unable to use his back legs or urinate on his own, Gordo sat in a cage at the city shelter for days with a full bladder. He was scheduled to be euthanized when the founder of an animal rescue group in nearby New Jersey pulled him to safety in the nick of time. Robyn Urman of Pet ResQ Inc . is very familiar with the depressing fate of homeless pets that end up in the five shelters operated by New York City. Approximately 30,000 are euthanized each year. When a dog like Gordo comes into the system, it is even more unlikely he will be rescued due to the enormous cost for medical care. Urman, who believes every dog or cat deserves a second chance, knew she had to act fast to save Gordo’s life. With her help Gordo was transferred to a ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/paralyzed-homeless-gordo-the-...

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