Hamilton Co. shelter makes urgent plea for dog in need

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - The Hamilton County Humane Society is making an urgent plea for help for a 3-year-old German shepherd named Tucker.

The Humane Society posted a special request Saturday night for Tucker, a pure breed German shepherd that was surrendered to the shelter in October because of health issues.

"Tucker was literally skin and bones, suffering from very painful perianal fistulas that were aggravated by his dietary issues," wrote Rebecca Stevens, the shelter's executive director.

According to Stevens, a veterinarian helped diagnose Tucker's condition as intestinal bacterial overgrowth, allowing the shelter to begin the proper course of treatment.

But, Stevens said, Tucker's recovery is hampered by the stress of living in a shelter.

"Tucker is depressed and giving up," Stevens wrote. "His life is at stake."

The shelter is looking for a suitable foster home to allow Tucker a safe, restful place to recover. Tucker is good with some dogs, but no cats, according to Stevens.

"We are hoping, and praying, that one of you would be willing to open your heart and home to this well-mannered, highly intelligent, neutered boy who knows all of his basic commands including sit, down, shake, roll over, beg and leave it!" Stevens wrote.

A meet and greet would be required for homes with other dogs, Stevens said.

For more information about how you can help Tucker, contact the Hamilton County Humane Society at hamiltonhumane@yahoo.com or 317-773-4974.

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