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By: Virgil Butler

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Thursday, 22-Jan-2004 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark
Our newest guest

Our guest
With his ears up
UPDATE: This little guy went to a new home now. Yesterday (7/13/04) he went to some people who will give him a loving home. Laura's mother knows these people, and they have taken in rescues before. We were so happy to find somewhere for him to go!

This poor little dog was apparently dumped out here on our road (or down at the river). This happens rather frequently where we live, unfortunately. We have saved quite a few animals just like him. Of course, we always take in whatever animal shows up, needing food, shelter, and love. This little guy was no different. He looks like he was probably tied up at one time, as the hair around his neck was burned off a bit (not down to the skin, but close). It just looked kind of like a rope burn. He had no collar on, either, of course. That's always a bad sign when we find an animal. A very bad sign. It usually means that someone dumped them. That's so cruel.

If anyone would like to give this little guy a forever home, he would love to have one. He has been here since the end of last week. Although we put a sign up showing him as "found," no one has showed up to claim him. We didn't really think they would, but we always try. Anyway, we can't keep him, but will care for him until we find someone who can give him the forever home he deserves. If you want him, and live out-of-state, we can probably set up a chain of people to help transport him across the country to you. This happens a lot for rescued animals. Thank goodness for all the caring people out there!

He is a very sweet dog, and has presented no real problems of any kind. He did climb over and out of the pen we put him in the first day he showed up because the fencing was so low (designed for puppies - not grown dogs), but we fixed that. We had to. There is a big male Newfoundland on the place that will kill him, if he gets the chance. He attacked the poor little guy the day he showed up, but luckily we were able to get them apart and save the little guy. He has apparently forgotten that we picked him up out of that same road and brought him home when someone dumped him as a puppy! He should be a little nicer to our guests, but he just sees them as a threat, especially the male ones.

How can people do this to an animal? How can they just dump them somewhere on their own?

This dog was obviously loved by someone at some time, because his disposition is too good for it to have been otherwise. He doesn't shrink from your hands when you go to pet him. When he is really happy, he wags his tail so hard that his whole butt wags back and forth, too. He just gets so excited when he gets love! And he has displayed an ability to do tricks, so someone trained him, at least a little bit. He deserves to be somewhere where he can be given the type of life he can't get here. We just can't give him all the attention that a forever home can. Can you???


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