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Elderly beagle found abandoned will have new home after surgery

Things are looking up for Jessie the elderly beagle that was seen being abandoned in LeRay earlier this month.

She has tested positive for Lyme disease and has some issues together with her ears, but she’ll likely be during a new range in every week approximately .

Also, she features a name.

“Jessie may be a very nice dog,” said Clover J. Forsythe, chairwoman of Friends 4 Pounds Paws Inc., a Gouverneur-based nonprofit operation for dogs and cats. “I’m sure she is going to get a tremendous home.”

The beagle, a minimum of eight years old, made its thanks to Friends 4 Pound Paws on Monday after spending five days at Rossie-Gouverneur Area pound , which features a contract with the town of LeRay. The dog then spent a couple of days at Northland Veterinary Clinic in Gouverneur.

On June 4, Kelly Flanagan Hall looked out her window on Route 283 within the town of LeRay, about 2 miles out of Watertown. She saw the beagle being shoved out of a silver truck, traveling faraway from the town , toward the direction of Fort Drum. She rushed bent rescue the confused animal and called State Police. Jessie was then taken to the pound .

After her stint at the pound, Jessie was taken to the veterinary clinic, where it had been discovered she had an identification chip embedded under her fur, allowing rescuers to get her name and her original owner. the knowledge , Ms. Forsythe said, was given to State Police.

But supported her experience, Ms. Forsythe said the name of the owner related to the chip might not be the last one that had the dog, and in Jessie’s case, who dropped her off.

“Quite often, when people divulge dogs and re-home them, they don’t change the chip and don’t transfer it,” Ms. Forsythe said. “We don’t really know what the story is thereon yet. We’re just quite waiting to listen to back.”

Discovering the one that dropped the dog off, described as driving alittle , silver-colored truck, might be like “looking for a needle during a haystack,” she said.

“The dog could are given away a couple of times over the years,” Ms. Forsythe said. “She’s such a pleasant dog. I don’t know why they might do this .”

Friends 4 Pound Paws technically now owns Jessie, Ms. Forsythe said.

“Legally, once a dog is transferred out of a pound to whoever, whether it’s to a shelter or another rescue organization, that organization owns the dog at that time ,” Ms. Forsythe said. “The state of latest York law clearly states you've got five days to say your dog if it’s picked up or taken to a pound. “

Whenever Friends 4 Pounds Paws pulls a dog from a pound , the primary stop is to a veterinarian. That’s where Jessie was found to be fighting Lyme disease and therefore the ear issue. When rescued, Jessie was thought to possess a hip issue due to a small limp.

“That’s probably related to Lyme disease because it can affect the joints,’ Ms. Forsythe said. “But she doesn’t seem to possess any quite a limp. She’s slow moving. She’s not getting to run any races, but she’s a really nice dog. She just wants to be with people.”

Her ear issue, small growths in both organs, is common for beagles, Ms. Forsythe said. Jessie’s surgery for that's tentatively scheduled for next week.

“There’s numerous growths in there, there’s no air circulation,” Ms. Forsythe said. “Once they get those out of there, she’ll certainly hear better and it’ll keep the ears from getting infected.”

A few days after her surgery, Jessie are going to be ready to attend her new home.

“I do have a few of families who would really like her,” Ms. Forsythe said. “We do our screenings to ascertain if either one among those homes are going to be appropriate. Surprisingly, there are people out there who don’t mind giving a senior dog a home and they’d rather have a senior dog.”

When informed of that, Jessie’s rescuer, Ms. Flanagan Hall said, “That’s awesome. I didn’t think it’d end up that good, honestly. It makes me so happy.”

Friends 4 Pound Paws is an all-volunteer organization that relies on fundraising and donations. Ms. Forsythe, a “founding mother” of the organization founded in 2011, said it’s been a busy spring for them.

“We had 28 dog and puppy adoptions that each one came into the shelter the primary a part of April, which may be a lot for us,” she said.

But she added, “Over the past few months, ever since this COVID virus thing came, we’ve had an enormous amount of donations from the community. It’s enabled us to try to to what we do.”