August 22, 2019 pupdate:
Neil is doing fabulously well! He's over the pnuemonia and has had his neuter operation! Now, if we could only
get him to gain some weight! He's so skinny! Rest assured, we're working on it and he's enjoying the fine dining! If interested
in our very youthful senior boy with the hourglass figure, drop us a line! We think Neal would be happiest in a home with
another dog or two or three. He does miss his people when they go out so the company of fellow canines seems to help him enormously.
Nevertheless, we're hoping to find him someone who is retired or semi-retired or works from home so he doesn't have to be
apart from you for too long a stretch.
July 11, 2019 eblast:
Neil (or Neal) is a masculine given name of Gaelic origin.
Most authorities cite the meaning of Neil in the context of a surname as meaning champion.
But what champion gets abandoned by his family?
He arrived at the shelter at the end of June. No identification. An examination by the
shelter vet revealed a couple things. He's senior, at least 10 years old, and he has a significant heart murmur. In other
words, he wasn't adoptable through the shelter.
a Rescue Group to gather him up and take him back to their repair shop.
And so that's just what we did.
Neil is a complicated case.
In less than 12 hours, our vets determined a diagnosis of pneumonia which may have been triggered by
Kennel Cough. Before we can even consider a neuter operation, he must get better first. But with the possibility of Kennel
Cough, he cannot go to a foster home with other dogs no matter how much he seems to love other dogs. Rest assured, we're working
on it. In the meantime, he's in hospital trying not to lose his beautiful spirit.
But Neal is a champ, don't forget. And we are his biggest fans.
Our sincere thanks to Toronto Animal Services for saving Neal first and for
entrusting us with his future!