Note from rescuers! “We sent our team volunteer Sheryl Barton over to pick up BOTH the depressed female and the male (her sibling?). We don’t leave any behind! Sheryl drove 2 1/2 hours one way to get them Our rescue is Making of Miracle Stories (MOMS) Rescue, Inc. We have been traveling to GA every 28 days from NJ for the last 5 years and have rescued 12,000 animals. We have a rescue/ relocation model and have an entire team on the GA end. Your story alerted our supporters to reach out to us. One of our volunteers is celebrating her birthday today and sent me your article first thing this am. Debbie Dombrowski. If you update story again could you make special acknowledgement to her birthday wish coming true! Thanks so much! Karen Talbot“
Happy Birthday, Debbie Dombrowski!! Thank you for rescuing two dogs on your special day!
Update: Rescue is coming for this girl. The vet said that her emaciated state and parasites were probably causing the depression. She wagged her tail this morning. Perhaps she knows that she is going to safety! A New Jersey rescue with a Georgia license is pulling her. More will be posted when they decided whether or not to take her brother.
This lovely, young, emaciated dog is totally shut down in a Georgia shelter. She is so depressed that she only gets up to eat and relieve herself. She was brought in from another county to be euthanized. That county doesn’t have a facility. They just have an animal control guy with a truck who picks up the dogs and takes them to the Cordele Police Department to be killed. Cordele tries to keep the animals alive as long as they have space, but they only have 12 runs.
The animal control officer I spoke with said:
She is the most depressed dog I’ve ever seen.”
She occasionally stands with her head against a wall, her tail between her legs. Even when the staff goes into her kennel to pet her, she allows the petting but does not wag her tail. Could the problem be a medical one? The ACO commented that when the dog walks, sometimes her paw drags on the ground. She might have a neurological issue that is making her feel terrible. It might just be temporary, but she needs to get to a rescue and a veterinarian.
To get an idea of what she would look like if she gets rescued and helped, look at the other dog brought in with her. He looks exactly like her with one huge exception. He is happy and healthy. His tail never stops wagging — to the point where his pictures are all just a bit blurry because he won’t hold still! He is also looking for rescue. His Facebook thread has more information. They both are young dogs, perhaps between two and three years old. They look very much alike and were brought in together, so it’s possible they are siblings.
There may be more information on her Facebook thread.There are two ways to help this dog. One is to email Charli who works to help rescues pull dogs from that area. She will help find low-cost, local boarding and vetting and arrange paperwork to transport the dogs out of state. She will need the rescue’s information including 503(c) information. Her email is email@example.com. The other way to help this dog is to call the Cordele Police Department at (229) 276-2921. They can give you information about how to pull her (and maybe her brother).
Please share this dog’s story. Her only chance of getting out of the shelter alive is if a rescue pulls her. The staff at the shelter are pulling for her simply because she is such a sad, sad dog. They’d like to make her better — physically and emotionally. The staff there are very caring. For those dogs still there over Thanksgiving, someone is making them chicken for a special treat. But the sad reality is that when the kennels are filled, the first dogs to die will be the ones brought in from other counties.
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