Imagine being dumped by your family after it was discovered you had an illness albeit a treatable one? You spend the rest of your days scavenging for food, watching the world go by, wondering what on earth you did to deserve such a cruel fate.
This summation is not the plot to some Hollywood film, to be released in a theater near you. Instead, it is the real life story of a dog named Manoli. Manoli, a Miami native, was betrayed by his owner after his illness was discovered, according to the staff at the Miami-Dade Animal Services, better known as the MDAS. Sadly, shelter staff was able to track down his owners, who gave them an excuse so inexcusable, it shocked them to their core. Their suspicions were confirmed.
Their suspicions were confirmed. Manoli would not be going home, because the stigma of his illness, and small cost to treat, was too much for his family to bear. Sad indeed. a Pet harbor listing for Manoli reads:
I am an unaltered male, tan Labrador Retriever. The shelter staff think I am about 4 years old.
Fidonation, if you or someone you know is interested in giving this precious pup the forever family he rightfully deserves, please contact the Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101, and reference the shelter ID #A1879240.
Additionally, please share this story on Facebook or Twitter so we are closer to finding Manoli a home. We have done it before and can certainly do it again.