Pet of the week: Mulder is a special dog needing a loving home after having leg amputated

Available for adoption from Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Mulder pet ot the week
Posted at 10:43 AM, Jun 14, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Every Friday ABC Action News tries to find homes for dogs in local shelters in our Pet of the Week segment.

You have an opportunity this week to bring a unique dog named Mulder who enjoys conducting alien investigations (just kidding). He is a friendly and energetic 3-year-old basset hound/beagle mix.

According to the American Kennel Club, hounds were traditionally used for their hunting skills, a trait they keep to this day as they love chasing small wildlife like squirrels or rabbits.

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Mulder arrived at Pet Pal Animal Shelter with a leg injury that could not be fixed. Veterinarians amputated his right rear leg. After recovering from his surgery, he is eagerly awaiting his new home.

Despite his new three legged status, Mulder's favorite activity is to run around in the yard, playfully chasing and running with his favorite human.

Mulder is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and dewormed. His adoption fee is $200.

For more information about how to adopt Mulder or other animals from Pet Pal Animal Shelter, you can call them (727) 328-7738 or go online to

Pet Pal Animal Shelter is located near Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The address is 405 22nd Street South Street. You can visit all their dogs and cats up for adoption Tuesdays to Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 to 4:30 p.m.