A human who is found guilty of a misdemeanor crime will most likely spend a year or less in jail. But what about innocent dogs that spend years in confinement for the mere crime of being born? A kennel can be a scary place with its strange smells, sounds and the day to day wondering if you are ever going to be released from your cell. All over the nation and the world dogs are left day in and day out in steel cages, some never being allowed out to see the light of day. Their spirits and physical selves dying just a little bit more each day. The Humane Society for Hamilton County in Noblesville, Indiana has a beautiful Pit mix female who has been waiting 5 years to find her forever home. Her name is Cashmere and her story is sadly a familiar one. She first came to the shelter on January 4th, 2010 as a sweet tempered, friendly one year old with a desire to please and a love of people. The only reason she was brought to the kennel was; her owner could no longer keep her.
Due to her great temperament she was adopted in April of 2010 but was returned after 8 months January 21, 2011. No one knows what happened to Cashmere in the 8 month interim but when she returned to Hamilton County she was a frightened 2 year old lacking confidence. She was brokenhearted being returned to the shelter and has been there ever since.
According to a volunteer at the shelter, Cashmere is incredibly smart and has learned basic commands very quickly. She also walks well on a leash and has learned to take treats gently. She loves to be outside and gets excited at every opportunity. She becomes a different dog when she gets outside, you can almost see her smile. She gives lots of hugs and kisses and is obedient and anxious to please.
Her biggest issue seems to be when she is touched while eating her meal, she tenses up and her tail stiffens. She hasn’t shown the same response to touch when she is eating treats however. She needs to gain confidence and would probably do better in a single dog household. If there are other dogs, the owners need to be very experienced with bully breed dogs. Also, she would get along better with children ages 13 or older.
Cashmere is now almost 7 years old and has spent almost 5 of those years behind bars. This is no life for a dog. Cashmere is miserable being in the shelter and wants out.
If interested in adopting Cashmere, contact the Humane Society for Hamilton County in Noblesville Indiana at (317) 773-4974 or visit their website at www.hamiltonhumane.com to learn more about their adoption procedures and requirements.
You must be 21 years of age to adopt Cashmere and you must live in state as a meet and greet is mandatory. Please help this forgotten girl become a well-adjusted, confident, happy dog again. No more shelter returns or steel cages for this dog!