Lake County, Florida – A dog who managed to survive Hurricane Ian and an alligator attack is now at a central Florida animal shelter waiting for his family to find him. The Lake County Florida Animal Shelter said that it appears that the dog “narrowly escaped an alligator attack,” and explained that he had to undergo emergency surgery to amputate his injured tail.
With the hope that someone might recognize him, the shelter posted his photo to Facebook, with a post asking for assistance:
According to a Fox news report, the dog was picked up on September 30 on State Road 44 and Seminole Springs in Eustis. Teeth marks on his tail led to their belief that an alligator was responsible for his injuries.
The dog, a white Shepherd mix, is believed to be someone’s pet because of the mannerisms that he has exhibited at the shelter. If you recognize him, please contact the Lake County Florida Animal Shelter at (352) 343-9688.
Find the animal shelter’s Facebook page at this link.