Louie is a very sweet, happy, friendly, young dog who loves everyone he meets. He thinks he's a "lap pony" because he'll climb on up into your lap to cuddle. He loves playing ball, and he gallops around the yard like a thoroughbred.
Louie came to FUR after he was chained outside with a collar embedded into his skin, so he had open infected wounds on the front and back of his neck. He also had an upper respiratory infection that turned into pneumonia. FUR rescued him and got the medical help he needed, and he's now almost completely recovered and ready for adoption. He's very sweet, eager to please and is very eager for affection.
Louie is named after Louis Zamperini, who was featured in the book & movie "Unbroken." He competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he was commissioned into the United States Army Air Forces as a Lieutenant in 1941, and he served as a bombardier in B-24 Liberators in the Pacific. On a search and rescue mission, his plane crashed in the Pacific ocean, and he spent 47 days adrift in a lifeboat. He landed on the Japanese occupied Marshall Islands and was captured. He spent the rest of the war in a Japanese prison camp, where he was repeatedly tortured. After the war, he became a Christian Evangelist with a strong belief in forgiveness.
Although Louie spent his entire life on a chain, he's not bitter or mean. Despite all he's been through, he really is Unbroken. He's a sweet, affectionate happy boy who is thrilled to be safe and living in a home for the first time in his life. Louie is 52 pounds, with beautiful, soft fur, a curled tail, and a beautiful smile.
If you have questions about Louie please contact Florida Urgent Rescue Inc
Florida Urgent Rescue Inc
Our mission is to dramatically improve the lives of shelter and rescue animals, to assist in urgent rescue situations and to implement resources to help in the aid of these animals. We rescue from death row at high kill shelters and help them have happy lives in their furever homes.
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Please note: We are not a shelter. We do not have a kennel or facility that you can visit and see all the Animals. Each Animal is fostered in an individual home. So, you cannot come visit our animals until you have gone through the application and brief phone interview process and then we will schedule a meet and greet with the animal and their foster parents. Then the next step would be a 1 week sleepover, so before finalizing we can all make sure it's a perfect fit. We are all volunteers and do this in our spare time, we do not have set "hours" and we answer all calls and emails as quickly as we can. Thank you so much for your interest in our FUR Babies!
We rescue animals in Northeast Florida, including Putnam County, Bradford County, Clay County, St. Johns County and Duval County.
We require a written application, references and a home check prior to adoption. If you're interested in a foster-to-adopt, we are very flexible.
You can download our application here: http://www.floridaurgentrescue.com/adopt