Shelter Pet of the Day
June 1, 2012
We’ve all been there. You see a shelter pet in need online and feel an instant connection to the animal. You want to help. Reader Clarice puts it this way:
Some animals speak to your heart and this dog speaks to mine.
This is the dog Clarice wants to help:
This dog was rescued from the interstate by GA state patrol troopers on May 21. Trooper Jason Kent was expecting her to run off when they stopped traffic on the freeway in an attempt to catch her:
They kept the front passenger door open.
“She just jumped up in the vehicle, like, ‘OK, I’m ready to go, now. Thanks for saving me,’” Kent said. “It shocked me.”
She’s been featured on the local news twice but no owner has claimed her and no one has stepped up to adopt her. Her stray hold time is up. Clarice called the pound this afternoon to ask how much longer they would keep her but wasn’t given a definitive answer.
Clarice says out of state adoptions are prohibited but a local rescue could pull the dog. Clarice has offered to “pay for this dog to be boarded, transported, or whatever else she needs.” If you are a GA rescuer interested in pulling this dog from the Gwinnett Co pound or an adopter wanting a new pet, please leave a comment here. We will help. There is a Facebook album of “urgents” at this pound where you can see this dog and many other beautiful animals as well.
Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center
884 Winder Highway