Updated 1/15/2018 – Last night Ashton had to be taken to the emergency vet after enduring an hour long seizure. Sadly, he is no longer with us.

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Update 12/28:

We have tried liquifying wet food and syringe feeding while supplementing with nutrical along with Prednisone to help stimulate his appetite.  Our little guy is still only at 3.02 lbs.

Ashton was found as a stray and brought to the Peninsula Animal Shelter. With the shelter full of dogs being surrendered and abandoned to make room for new Christmas puppies, Ashton was placed on the euthanasia list. We were contacted and asked if we could take him so his life could be spared.

He is believed to be between 8-10 years old, has a heart murmur, and is dangerously thin with no appetite to boot. If his owners were known, abuse charges would be filed, that’s how thin he is. He barely registers 3 pounds and every bone in his body protrudes. He shivers constantly and is being kept in sweaters and wrapped up in blankets to maintain his body temperature. In spite of this, he is fiesty and likes to explore when given the chance.

We started him on prednisone to help stimulate his appetite as nothing we tried would work. As of today we have administered Entyce and are switching to a liquid diet (Rebound) to help him get the nutrients he so desperately needs.  Our goal is to get him to 4 pounds so he can be more safely anesthetized to proceed with the dental.  His teeth are quite horrid and could very well be causing him too much pain when he tries to eat.

If you’d like to contribute to his medical care and special food (Royal Canin Recovery and Rebound), please copy and paste this link: PayPal.me/Pomeranian

We added the Rebound liquid diet and some warm jammies to our Amazon Wish List for him (it’s in the 20’s here right now and he has zero body fat and very thin fur).

Pomeranian Club Amazon Wish List, Click Here!

 

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Original Post:

The Peninsula Animal Regional Shelter in Newport News is full has reached out for a pom they have in their care. William is estimated to be 10 years old, has a heart murmur, and is on the euthanasia list.  He has won the staffs hearts which has bought him a day, but his time is running out so we agreed to take him.

He was brought in by animal control as a stray and was skinny, dehydrated, and suffering from a severe flea infestation. He is believed to be housebroken, he will not mess in his kennel, he waits to go outside. They have him in a steel crate now, and he just lays on the bed. He was tested with dogs and cats and passed. He is a pretty chill old man.

He will need to be neutered and have a dental, if you can help contribute towards his surgical costs, or would like to otherwise sponsor his care, or subsidize his adoption fee, please click here, PAYPAL.

We have also added some Oatmeal and Aloe shampoo to our Amazon Wish List to help heal his skin from the flea infestation.

We still have 2018 Calendars for sale.  The proceeds go towards funding care for our rescues as well and they make great stocking stuffers!!

If you would be interested in adopting any of our rescues, please read our Adoption Process page and contact us!  Sign up to receive emails when new posts are added and follow us on Facebook!!

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