Hello all, first things first, I apologize if this comes off with the wrong tone as I'm a bit frustrated by this whole situation and the info I've been given from local sources.
On to the subject at hand now. I went on a camping trip to Ocala National Forest about 1.5 hours away from where I live and found a beautiful abandoned, relatively young female hound just roaming the woods, thirsty as living **** (been very dry/hot here in Central Fla). She was roaming around without a collar and had absolutely no idea what she was doing which rules her out as far as being a hunting hound as far as I'm concerned.
Anyways, we scooped her up and stopped by the local fire department who let us in on how regularly this kind of thing actually occurs (ended up upsetting me even more honestly).
The fact of the matter is that we can't keep her. I live in a 3 room apartment on a 3rd floor with Kojak, my 90 lb German Shepherd, who takes up most of my time as is. Not to mention that I, unfortunately, can't afford another dog.
What kills me is how sweet a dog she is. We picked like 30 ticks off her yesterday while bathing her and she didn't let off so much as one whimper. She slept like a baby in an extra crate we had and lined with some blankets. She hasn't had one accident either in her crate or where we're keeping her currently (shaded balcony).
Honestly, reading this over seems like I'm just ranting but I'm just looking for some advice if anyone has ever been in this situation. So far, local no kill shelters have all said they can't take her because she wasn't found in their county. I'm just trying to give her the best shot at finding a good place.
Thanks again everyone and sorry for the long post.