Billy is only a puppy, but his six months of life have not been pleasant ones. He seems to have not been well-treated because at the shelter, he lies in his kennel and shakes when people stop by. His video is heartbreaking. Billy’s video shows a terrified puppy lying in a corner of the shelter, trembling. It seems as if Billy is torn, he looks at the person taking the video with eyes that seem to be yearning for affection, but he is scared and looks away, too frightened to actually get up and approach anyone.
Billy is adorable. He has huge, bat-like ears and lovely light green eyes. Although he seems absolutely as terrified as can be, there is no sign that he is aggressive. What he does need in order to be adopted is a temperament test. That needs to be requested in person at the shelter. However, to temperament test a puppy who is this scared is a risky proposition. When dogs are scared, they react poorly and defensively.
It’s quite possible that without time in a quiet setting to decompress from the noise and chaos of the shelter, he will not perform well on the test. He is just a puppy, and his stress level must be incredibly high. He is scared of his environment and of people, and doing the test there is not going to be a real test of his temperament.
What Billy needs is a rescue to pull him and give him time and love. He needs lots of time to slowly figure out what kindness is. Many adopters don’t wait to introduce dogs to other animals and children, and that can have deadly (for the adopted dog) results. If a scared dog bites either another dog or a child, the dog is returned to the shelter and usually killed.
Billy needs rescue or an experienced adopter (adoption only after a temperament test). Without rescue or a temperament test, he will be killed. He has already been at the shelter for too long. Please share his story. He’s just a baby and deserves a chance to see what love is. Billy has several Facebook pages. His original Facebook thread, link to his video, his newer thread, and his MayDay! Shelter will be killing for space thread.
His current status will be shown on his PetHarbor page. Billy is ID#A4889861. He is located at the Carson Animal Care Center in kennel C245. The Carson Shelter is located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. Their phone number is (310) 523-9566. The shelter is open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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