|Purred: Tue Dec 4, '07 3:49pm PST |
|Subject: UPDATE: Ashtabula, OH -- Lab mix in shelter over *2 YEARS* facing euthanasia -- Save Pamela!
UPDATE: I just found out that Pamela has one week from today to live
Someone please help her.
From: "dawn shimp" (gmail.com)
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 12:45 PM
Subject: Ashtabula, OH -- Lab mix in shelter over *2 YEARS* facing euthanasia -- Save Pamela!
I don't even know where to start with Pamela. I love this dog.
She has been at the shelter longer than I have.
She first came in on 8/29/2005*.
It took her 5 months to get adopted that first time, only
to be brought back due to problems with her adoptive family...nothing
to do with her, they said she was great dog.
So she sat at the shelter for a year and a half before being adopted again.
Her new family loved Pamela, but she had developed an unfortunate
problem....separation anxiety. Can you blame her? So, again through
no fault of her own, she was brought back to the shelter where she is
now facing euthanasia. The director has given me a limited amount of
time to get her out of the shelter, or she will be killed.
Pamela is a sweet and loving dog who is great with people and most
other dogs. She can be aggressive towards some female dogs. She is
a very pretty girl, her shiny black coat just doesn't show off well in
a shelter environment.
Pamela will need a special home. Her separation anxiety can cause her
to be destructive in the house, and also to escape. She would do best
in a home where someone is there most of the time. She would love
some dog friends to bond with so she feels safe when her people aren't
around. She will need a lot of exercise, especially at first, to
decompress from her years in the shelter and curb her desire to take
off. It will likely take her a long time to get used to the real
world and she should not be rushed or expected to be the perfect dog
She promises to be the most grateful thing ever to the person that
takes her in. The APL does not euthanize for space, but of course
when the shelter becomes crowded (as it always is) the longtimers are
looked at carefully and Pamela has escaped the needle every time.
This says more than anything else about how nicely her temperament has
maintained. But the separation anxiety in the home is now going to
be her death sentence, poor girl, and I can't let that happen.
I've attached some pictures of Pamela, and posted them at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16123285@N04/sets/72157603367148945 / for
those lists that strip attachments. She really is a beautiful dog.
She's a nice size....maybe 45lbs....and is about 4 years old. I will
cover her vetting fee if she goes to an approved rescue. She was
also microchipped before going to her last home so that's a freebie as
well. She is spayed, UTD on shots, current on flea and hw
protection, hw- and healthy.
Please see our rescue policies at:
Transport help is available.
*All dates are believed to be correct based on the records I could
find, which were incomplete.
Rescue Coordinator, Ashtabula County APL
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