More than anything else, a sick puppy who was assaulted by other dogs and lost his nose needs a home. According to a local news story, he has a ton of potential dog-moms and dog-dads right now.
Sniffles the dog has had a difficult life since he was abandoned in Puerto Rico. He has a number of health problems and had been bitten by other stray dogs.
Sniffles, though, has made significant progress since his initial condition and may soon find a home after visiting the US for treatment and sharing his experience with a Florida-based animal charity.
It’s thought that Sniffles had to suffer appalling living circumstances in Puerto Rico. He has whipworms and hookworms in addition to other parasites, therefore his teeth require immediate treatment.
According to reports, he was attacked by other stray dogs, who left him with numerous injuries and various illnesses, and as a result, he no longer has a nose.
He was eventually adopted out to a family in the US after being found in Puerto Rico by a local animal rescue organisation, where it was thought he could get better medical care.
Yet that was only a temporary post. Sniffles was in danger because he needed ongoing medical care and kept eloping.
He eventually found a home with Florida’s Poodle & Pooch Rescue, a volunteer-run organization that saves 500–600 puppies annually.
On December 19, the rescue took him in, and they immediately began looking for a place for him. He was featured on the Orlando news program WESH on December 24 as a result.
Following then, Sniffles’ fortune altered. At least 100 people have called the shelter to express interest after hearing about his adoption.
He will require a committed adopter who will clean his nasal passage twice a day and provide him with daily eye drops for dry eyes. In a statement to DailyMail.com, the shelter’s spokesperson Rebecca Lynch said
He has many parasites, including as whip worms and hook worms, which could be a sign that his living conditions were unhygienic prior to entering our care.
Also, he showed evidence of the tick-borne illness Ehrlichia. He is having treatment, and he should fully recover.
Sniffles is a strong guy who still loves others despite his illnesses and difficulties.
Lynch went on, “Young Sniffles is a powerful boy. Despite his past, Sniffles has started to come out of his shell after initially exhibiting some reluctance and confusion.
He wags his tail, enjoys being outside, gets along well with other dogs, and due to his illness, he makes adorable tiny snorting noises. He also loves to be petted.
He is a cute and content puppy, so we’re pleased that his story has generated so much interest since broadcasting locally in Central Florida.
“Sadly, Sniffles’ narrative is not exceptional, despite the peculiarity of his looks. Every week, Sniffles and other canines with particular requirements are accepted into our rescue.
The organization hopes that anyone who decides not to adopt Sniffles will adopt another special needs cat, give to one, or foster animals in lieu of some of the excellent alternatives they have for him.
Genesis Diaz, a neighborhood resident, has been caring for Sniffles in the interim.
As she awoke this morning, she said WESH, he was staring at her from the side of her bed. Suddenly he dashed over, spun her around, and began licking her face.
The people who save animals are also enamored.
He’s just a good elderly man, I said. He has captivated everyone at the facility’s hearts, says Michelle Wacker, the clinic’s medical director. He is a trustworthy dog. Simply said, he appears strange.