Hubby and I are meeting this girl this weekend. She has been in rescue for a very long time. We are hoping we can provide the right home for her
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1/3/07 at 8:41pm
She does indeed look sweet, but here is her history that was pieced together. Found at 4 months in front of a rescuer's home tied to a fence. A note found around her neck said her name and just that she can't be kept anymore. Of course, the rescue took her.
She is very timid around strangers, apparently not aggressive, but real fear. Suspect she was chained her entire short life with previous owner, she gives off all indications of being abused as a puppy- I would also suspect that if you started toward her, she would immediately drop her head and belly low, lower her head and close those gorgeous eyes waiting for the remembered blows of her past.
She loves to run, but is not a runaway. The rescue volunteer has now had her at her home for two years working with her. She has been to adoption days, but people terrify her.
This is what happens when people do not do right with the animals they take into their care. The one post, the husky being beaten by a stick? This is what lies in his future unless his owner wises up. Everything we do with our animals has a ripple effect on them. You can't always see it right away, but you will see it eventually-
If we can help her, we will. In cases of abused dogs, you tread carefully. You have to, or you create more damage in the long run.