Jazzy was adopted yesterday, October 30! She is safe. Thanks to EVERYONE who shared her story and cared about keeping her alive. Most of all, thank you to all the volunteers at Rescue Me Tampa Shelter Dogs who work tirelessly to save each and every dog. It’s through their efforts that so many are saved.
Jazzy lost her home through no fault of her own. Because of a divorce, she found herself in a kill shelter. And for some reason, perhaps her dark coat, people are walking right by her. Also, in spite of being at the shelter for six weeks she still seems to be looking for her family to come and get her. She really misses them.
Jazzy must have had a loving home. She is friendly and gentle, but she’s not doing well at the shelter. Dogs who were loved miss their home and the attention and love they got there. In the noisy, chaotic shelter they can shut down. Jazzy paces in her kennel. She is only five years old and seems to be housebroken. Although her owners said she does not like other dogs, she didn’t show any aggression when she walked through the kennel. In fact, she seemed scared of the other dogs.
She is so stressed and anxious at the shelter that she stopped eating. When canned food was offered, she did eat it and some treats. Jazzy is heartworm negative, and she is ready to be adopted or rescued. If that doesn’t happen quickly, she can be killed. She can be killed tomorrow morning at any time after 9:00 am.
If a rescuer or adopter is interested in Jazzy, they need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com before 9:00 am. with a subject line: Do Not Euth and with Jazzy’s name and ID# A29562465 in the body of the email with contact information. She would need to be picked up by 3:00 pm. Please do not email if you are not serious.
A volunteer wrote:
Jazzy is getting kennel stress, she needs a savior now. I am terrified for her.”
Her video is sad. She is looking out the kennel as if trying to see if her family is coming back for her. She obviously doesn’t understand that they are not coming back for her — it’s heartbreaking to watch.
The volunteers are quite worried about her. They are afraid that she will be killed, and they are also afraid that the stress from being in the kennel is really making her unhappy. In the doggy playgroup it was noted that she snapped at other dogs through the fence and in the play yard. Please remember that introducing new dogs to other dogs in the house takes time and patience. A rushed introduction can lead to fights. Dogs from shelters need time, sometimes weeks, to decompress and get used to their new environment.
Jazzy is ID# A29562465. There is more information on her Facebook thread. She is located at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, 440 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619. The phone number is (813) 744-5660. The shelter is open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
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