The SPCA of Brevard will provide all medical care needed

BREVARD COUNTY – Imagine being a dog with stuck in an overcrowded Louisiana shelter while a major hurricane passes. Then picture a bunch of humans loading you up in a huge RV and traveling twelve hours to a brand new life! As hopeful and full of promise as that might sound, for one dog, that’s not exactly the “new leash on life” that many others are getting.

Sir-Mix-A-Lot is a handsome and lively eight-year old dog who spends every moment happy to be with a human friend. Unfortunately, he is also dying. Mix has end-stage heartworm disease, several cancerous tumors, and starting to have heart failure. His time left is limited and the SPCA wants to make sure he gets to spend whatever that time may be in a home, being loved by a family.

“Sir-Mix-A-Lot has been through more than most of us can imagine in his life and now that we know he’s nearing the end; we want to do everything we can to make sure that he is surrounded by the love of a family before he dies. As amazing as our shelter is, it isn’t a home, and all dogs deserve to have a home before they pass away,” said Susan Naylor, public relations director for the SPCA.

The SPCA is seeking a family to open their home to Mix to show him love in his last weeks. It costs nothing to become a hospice foster. The SPCA provides all medical care and food, as well as a crate, if needed. Sir-Mix-A-Lot does need to be the only pet in the home. When the time comes, the SPCA will facilitate compassionate end of life care for him as well.

Anyone interested in being a hero for a dog who deserves the absolute best, please contact the SPCA’s foster department at 321-567-3615 ext. 242.

The SPCA of Brevard, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization with the mission of “protecting and providing a voice to the homeless animals.” Founded in 1979 in Titusville, Florida, the SPCA is celebrating 41 years of saving lives as the largest private no-kill animal rescue group in Brevard, finding homes for more than 2600 animals a year. It is the first adoption facility with free-roaming cat rooms in the County, allowing adopters to interact with cats in a more home-like setting. The SPCA of Brevard Clinic also provides reduced-price vaccines to the public and has performed more than 60,000 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries since 1999.

For more information, visit www.spcabrevard.com.

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