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Elliott came to us in a poor condition after being found wandering the streets of Rokeby. He was very underweight, smelled bad, and his right eye was painfully infected.
But this didn’t break this brave little man’s indomitable spirit, or even dent his capacity to show affection to the strange new humans he found himself with. “His demeanour on arrival was very sweet and affectionate,” staff say. “He was happy to say hello to everybody.”
A Maltese x about three years old, Elliott had suffered what we feared was a rupture to his right eye. He responded well to applications of an antibiotic eye cream and our vet said his recovery was “amazing”. His vision is now fine.
“When he was having his health check in vet room, once again he had a sweet, friendly personality,” staff say. “He was always very tolerant of any medical procedures or checks on him.”
In addition to the icky eye, Elliott needed desexing, dental work, grass seeds removed, his long, matted and stinky coat shaved, and a full dental checkup that included a scale and polish. Fangs for the memories!
He also spent some time in foster care to put on some much-needed weight, putting on almost one and half kilograms, which is a good amount for a little dog. Our vet declared him happy and healthy, so he went off to our adoptions area – and was adopted the very same day.
Elliott is a fine example of what we see as getting the best possible outcome for the any of the dogs who come into our care, and highlights the incredible work of our dedicated veterinary team.
Please note that the Hobart Dogs’ Home will be closed to the public on the following days due to tree maintenance work.