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Sweet Rottweiler needs home after tragically losing owner and brother

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | | Comments (9)

a recently orphaned Rottweiler is available for adoption

A Rottweiler is in need of a home after surviving a horrific incident that saw his owner stabbed to death and his brother shot.

Zeus is a Rottweiler who lived with his owner Thomas Verdi in Cape Coral. On December 17, Thomas was killed by his teenage son. The boy had been exhibiting bizarre behavior a few weeks before the crime.

Zeus' brother was shot by police officers responding to the emergency, after the dog refused to let the officers into the home. The dog later died from his injuries.

a recently orphaned Rottweiler is available for adoptionZeus was taken to Lee County Animal Services. When the dog's veterinarian, Dr. Cynthia Young, heard the shocking news she knew she wanted to help the 7-year-old dog.

"He needs a good home," Dr. Young, owner of Cape Veterinary Practice, said of Zeus. "He's been through a lot."

She told Fox4 News that he and his brother were extremely close. "They just shared a brain," Dr. Young said, of Zeus and his brother. "Two big dogs, one brain."

She said that Mr. Verdi took good care of the dogs and "loved them like his kids". The dogs regularly boarded with her over the past two years. "For him to be by himself now, it's really sad," she said, of Zeus. "Especially for him losing his owner and brother."

When she learned that no one stepped forward to claim Zeus from Lee County after the mandatory hold time, she went and got him.

Dr. Young is now looking for a permanent home for the gentle dog. "He's a big baby and he just needs lots of love," said Dr. Young. Zeus will be ready to go home after he is neutered next week.

If you're interested in adopting Zeus, contact Cape Veterinary Practice at 239-574-8028. They are located at 1031 Northeast Pine Island Rd. in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Comments on this Article

I've attempted on 2 occasions to make contact about Zeus, but have not had any reply.
has he found a home yet? please let me know
Thank goodness for Dr. Young! She went above and beyond in this situation. I hope this poor dog finds a loving home.
If a suitable home cannot be found for Zeus, I would consider adopting him if he is able to reside with an older Boxer, a small dog, and a cat. only_shadows2000@yahoo.com
Hi, Krista, you can call or email the Cape Veterinary Practice at 239-574-8028. They are located at 1031 Northeast Pine Island Rd. in Cape Coral, Florida. I hope you get the chance to give this lovely doggie a new opportunity for a happy life :)
Krista... There are some websites Dedicat\ed to transporting rescues... panda Paws Rescue Knows of some but some good old fashion leg work is gonna come in handy here.. if you do it right ( with it being the holidays) you might catch some one already heading your way and will do it cheap to free! Good Luck!
How can I get this guy to Ohio? I am a rescue mom of a 7 year old Rottweiler. I'd love to be albe to add him to my family. His story is so sad and maybe having a new brother will make him happy again.
I hope he finds forever home so soon ..
What a sad story. I hope Zeus finds a really good home. Two thumbs up for veterinarian Dr. Cynthia Young, cheers !
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