Monday, July 28, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Further update: How Deaf Dog Got Missing
Go to this article: Deaf Dog Missing
What is it with these people nowadays? Sometimes dogs are stolen to be used as a breeding machine or a bait for dogfighting. Not all shelters have survelliance in place and I'm uncertain as to whether or not this shelter does, but it is likely it doesn't otherwise they would have caught the dognapper on camera. He is not the first it happened and certainly won't be the last, unfortunately. However, let's share a prayer that he is found and is in safe hands again.
Friday, July 11, 2008
My boyfriend and I found this adorable and loving dog in our local Kroger grocery store a little over a week ago. The store manager called Animal Control to have him picked up where we were sure he would be put down in a matter of days. So, we agreed to take him for a few days in hopes of finding his owner. He was wearing a collar, so he once belonged to someone whom we now believe abandoned him. After placing an ad in the newspaper and putting up posters, we haven gotten no response.
He appears to be about six months old and some sort of Shepherd or Collie mix. While looking online for his breed, we discovered that dogs with crystal blue eyes like his are often times deaf. After testing him with certain sounds, we believe that he is, in fact, deaf. This dog is amazingly friendly and sweet, but we're unable to take him in because we don't have the necessary space or resources to care for his needs. We also have a cat and other dogs that seem to distract him.
We are praying that you can help us out by taking him. All of the no-kill shelters and rescues in the metro
Saturday, July 5, 2008
The shelter thinks I am about 1 Year of Age
I will be available for adoption starting on 07-07-08
Found Stray: Small Breed, Young Adult, Weight: 15lbs, Very Sweet, Calm, Little Scared, Friendly. He is Deaf.
Click here to view Deaf Italian Greyhound
If you can help, get in touch with the manager, Mary Lou Respess by phone: 770.339.3200 or by email: Mary.Respess@gwinnettcounty.com
Friday, July 4, 2008
Unfortunately, Shiloh's mom began to experience misfortune of her own when her husband abandoned her. Bank foreclosure on her house soon followed. Without a home to keep Shiloh, her human mom tried valiantly to find a new place for the resilient animal to stay. This proved to be a difficult task because few prospective owners were willing to accept the special challenges that come with a hearing-impaired dog.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I am a volunteer with a kill shelter in Virginia. We have what we believe to be a male lethal white Aussie or mix. He is a really nice dog but appears to be deaf and partially blind. We are looking for a rescue or foster home to take him. We can assist with transport and have people transporting dogs weekly to the NJ area. If you know of anyone who could help us please have them contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or my phone# at 434-277-8754 or call our shelter directly at 434-946-9410.
Thank you so much,
Leigh Anne at email@example.com
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Blu did get adopted when he was a young puppy. A lady, who worked with the local MHMR, adopted him, thinking that he would be a wonderful therapy dog for the folks that lived at the facility, but after a couple of weeks she brought him back saying that the patients at the hospital were a little too rough with him and she thought at the time he was too small. That is when he came to me. I asked her why she didn't take Blu home with her until he got a little older and bigger, and that dang woman said she would not have a dog at her home because she paid 2000 dollars for her couch. I don't understand people. So I guess he was about 8 or 10 weeks old when he came to live with us.
When he came home with me, for the first couple of weeks he would get disoriented and fall and have a lot of trouble getting back up, I would pick him up and stand him upright and hold him until he got his bearings.. And after a while, he stopped having so much trouble. I don't know if it was the difference in food, or care or what, but when I would take him for adoption days at the humane society, he kept growing bigger and had much better balance, and disposition that his siblings. One of them was a lovely tiger stripped puppy, it never did learn even how to stand, and somehow it caught parvo at its foster home and was put to sleep. It was all just such a sad story, and I promised myself that Blu would live a long happy life.
Up until he was about six months I would take him up to adoption day, lots of people fell in love with him, but no one ever wanted to adopt him after they found out he was deaf, and I always thought that if they felt that way, they probably didn't need to have a pet at all. About the time he was six months, I've had been told by some people that I should have him put to sleep because he would not be able to live a normal happy life. I told them over my dead body. So, Blu spent the last year or so with us,. He would play with Olivia, my rottie mix and Gwennie (we aren't sure what she is other than a bundle of love) and he would come in with me when the weather was too hot or too cold. I went back to school after my daughter joined the army and my grandmother passed away. School has taken so much of my time (but I knew that physics would be a demanding field) I haven't gotten to spend the kind of time with Blu that he needs and deserves, but I have tried to help him be a happy guy.
I got several email about him, but no one until you guys that seemed willing to devote themselves to him the way you have. I'm going to attach pictures of his canine brothers and sisters here so that the names will have furry faces.
Thanks so much,
P.S. The pic a place in the shade is Gwennie (for some reason, my hubby named her after me)
and Sandi was my ancient red heeler mix, she was 20 this spring.