Captain was adopted and is safe!
Don’t let the lamp shade — er, cone — fool you. Look at the smile on his face in spite of the cone. Captain is a fabulous German Shepherd mix. He’s not a puppy, so he’s ready to be integrated into a new home without worries about chewing or house training (although new household members always benefit from a refresher course). He’s good with kids and other dogs.
He was abandoned but he must have missed living with a family because he loves attention and getting petted. He’s a larger medium-sized dog at 60 pounds and he loves to run and play. He is wearing the cone because he chews a spot on his hip and it’s healing. Captain is up-to-date on all shots.
Captain’s review date was April 17. That means he is available for adoption, rescue or that he can be killed at any time. He should be considered urgent.
- Facebook thread
- Adopt-a-Pet page
- ID# 3629 – kennel 18
- 14269 Road 28, Madera, CA 93638
- Phone: (559) 675-7891
- Serious inquiries, email: LDS7784@yahoo.com
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While Madera County shelter workers and volunteers work hard to get every dog out of the shelter safely, they are an open access shelter. That means that they must take all strays and owner surrenders. When the cages are filled, dogs are killed to make room for the new dogs. That’s the harsh reality at many city and county shelters. Their Adopt-a-pet information states:
Madera County Animal Control is the only shelter in the county. We take in all types of animals and try very hard to place as many as possible.We still have a very high euthanasia rate and hope this information will help.”
To change that reality, if you live in Madera County, contact your local government officials. Instead of criticizing, offer suggestions on how to make Madera County a no-kill county. Without lots of foster homes and rescues to pull the dogs, it won’t work. And no public shelter can take in all the dogs without a way to find them rescue or adoption.
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