Blackie was wandering the countryside in Kentucky, literally starving. A kind-hearted local woman who works tirelessly networking dogs who need rescue saw him and began to feed him. She saw that while he was a bit skittish, he was also very, very sweet, and he allowed her to pet him. He loved it!
She finally brought him to the local shelter. She wrote:
I am very much against a dog sitting in the shelter. However, I am more against a dog out here starving with no food and water.”
She is desperately trying to find Blackie rescue and reached out, hoping that more interest could be raised if people knew how sweet he is. Blackie is really a sweet dog with a lot of potential. Whoever had him never bothered to walk him on a leash, but he is such a well-behaved dog, he would learn quickly.
A comment on his Facebook thread pointed out that he looks very much like a McNab dog. They are dogs bred for herding. Less high-strung than border collies, they are friendly, intelligent and hardworking. Like the border collie, they need a “job” to do to keep them busy. Do a Google search for this breed. He looks just like some of them!
The shelter wrote that Blackie is probably a young dog. “This guy’s teeth are so white, I bet they glow in the dark. Friendly too.” Blackie’s ID# is C15-1279, and he is estimated to be around two years old. He is around 50 pounds. The person who got this starving dog to the shelter took two videos of him while she was feeding him (here and here). His Facebook thread has more information.
Blackie is located at the Laurel County Animal Shelter, 1697 Chris Hamblin Memorial Lane, London, KY 40741. Their phone number is (606) 864-6319.
The shelter states: “Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix and age. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.”
The adoption fee is $100 for dogs, $65 for cats (which includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, first vaccines, dewormer). There are vets who work with rescues for special pricing for vet care. If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs in this album please stop by the shelter or contact them directly at (606)864-6319. Rescues should message on the Facebook page interest, or contact the Volunteer Rescue Coordinator at (606) 231-4341. To become a pre-approved rescue, fax a copy of 501c3 if applicable and vet references to (606) 864-2988. There is no pull fee for approved rescues.
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