Just found a puppy...
Was on my way to work when I came over a hill and there was a puppy standing in the road. It's Sorgenfri Rd. on St. Thomas (just west of the West Caret Bay area).
He's a tiny thing, looks like a tiny St. Bernard or something. And he doesn't look abandoned as he has both a healthy coat and quite the pot belly. No tags though.
I was very worried he was going to get ran over, so I took him with me to work. I don't have a camera here or I would take and upload pics for you. I can do that later this evening though.
Please call me at work 776-9696 if you have lost a puppy in that area or know someone who has.
De-worming medication isn't too expensive (at least in the US) but if you bring him to a vet they will probably do an overall health check which usually costs here around $45 or so. I would suggest calling the SPCA and seeing if they have a vet you can bring him to for a reduced cost. You are a good person for taking home this poor puppy! I hope you find him a home!!
its quite common for puppies to have worms. keep us informed on the little guy. he sure is a cutie and will becomea great friend to you for saving his/her life.
deworming is cheap. but please becareful about self worming.....did that to a cat once and over medicated. ended up costing me alot more cause cat had to be flushed out.....learned my lesson.....pills from a vet from now on.
what did you name him???
Hey Dude! I like it....sure its a boy? LOL. I have been very happy with Dr. Williamson, he is actually off island now but has another Dr. filling in. I was there today picking up my neighbors dog she rescued from an abusive house. The resident cat there, Reggie, is the most affectionate people cat ever!
Its been awhile since I had to have my dog wormed but you may want to ask about when he goes poopy, as in what to expect :-o.
Good Luck with Dude he is a great find!
Don't lose sight of the fact that there may be someone out there agonizing over the loss of their puppy. I hope you're doing everything possible to reunite that puppy with its owner - ad in the paper, photo at all the vet's offices, call the animal shelter, and put a sign along the road where you picked it up. Perhaps it was abandoned - perhaps it wasn't.
I could not disagree more with you, Linda J.
Scremped assumed that responsibility the second he/she put that puppy is his/her car. You can not just take someone else's dog from the side of the road. How could you sleep at night if you didn't make every effort to make sure that was not someone's beloved pet? Many papers offer free advertising for found pets. How much does it cost to contact all the vets and shelters? What would it cost to put up a sign in the vicinity of where you loaded the puppy into your car? You're dead wrong on this one Linda J.
If every effort is made to make sure that someone's not looking for and mourning the loss of that puppy, then and only then, scremped may have found a new buddy and can have a clean conscious.