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My days are numbered, help!

PRETTY GOLDEN/LAB TYPE MIX. ABOUT A YEAR OLD. Please include the tag# with your inquiry for faster service. If you are with a rescue, please include the name of your rescue and 501c3 status in your inquiry.

THIS IS A HIGH KILL SHELTER - ANIMALS WILL BE PUT TO SLEEP ON THEIR PTS DATE AND NEED TO BE CLAIMED BY 5PM THE NIGHT BEFORE THEIR PTS DATE. IF YOU ARE AT ALL INTERESTED IN THIS ANIMAL, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE - THESE ANIMALS LIVES DEPEND ON QUICK ACTION.

Please read the following description of the shelter's policies on pulling non-adoptable animals. If you are not with a 501c3 rescue, you will need to contact someone from Animal League of Gaston County to help you pull the animal.

We are a group of volunteers that try to help the dogs/cats at Gaston County get into rescues and adoptable homes, but we don't work at the shelter and don't usually have a lot of information on the animals (unfortunately). Animal Control employees do not do a thorough behavioral evaluation of the animal or a vet check and we can only guess as to what breed we think the animal might be - practically no animals come into this shelter with pedigrees, so there is no guarantee on animals being a specific or advertised breed. We just try to get their info out so people learn about them.

This animal was not slated for the adoption floor by the Animal Control Kennel person upon intake, so there is no adoption fee for the animal and the animal WILL BE EUTHANIZED on it's PTS (put to sleep) date. This shelter uses a gas chamber. There are many reasons why they are not slated for adoptions (underweight, overweight, shy or scared to be at the kennel (this is the typical reason and most dogs are freaked out by being at the kennel), obvious health issue (dogs and cats are not vetted at all), too old, or the owner says the dog is aggressive or has some sort of issue (this is another very common reason because owners turning animals into the shelter are afraid to admit out loud that they just don't want the animal anymore and make up an excuse as to why they are turning the animal in).

Because this animal was not chosed for adoption, it has to be adopted out through the Animal League of Gaston County or a 501c3 rescue can pull the animal out. This animal can be pulled out of the shelter after 4PM the day before it's euthanize date (the day before the PTS date in the dog's name on petfinder). ALGC will require a vet reference for people not from a 501c3 rescue stating that all pets are up to date on vaccinations, are spayed or neutered and dogs are on heartworm preventative. Adopters are required to get the animal vaccinated and spayed or neutered at their expense within 2 weeks of adopting the animal or by the time the animal is six months old. We have no kennels to house the animals, so they are required to be picked up by their PTS date, else they will be killed.

You can visit the animal anytime before it's PTS/release date at Gaston County Animal Control. The shelter is open daily from 11am - 5pm and the first Sat of the month. There are directions posted on this site: http://www.co.gaston.nc.us/animalcontrol/HoursContactDirections.HTM. Information on the Gaston County Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic can be found here: http://www.co.gaston.nc.us/animalcontrol/GastonClinic.htm.

Please act quickly to arrange adoption for this animal, they are given very little time before they are euthanized.

Thank you for inquiring.

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No I was so tired I just posted. All the mistakes in spelling are because my sleeping pill was kicking in!
 

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I just copied Jenna's post and emailed: Neuse River, Golden REt. Rescue of Charlotte and Grateful Goldens.

God, I hope someone can save him.
 

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This animal was not slated for the adoption floor by the Animal Control Kennel person upon intake.
Can you e-mail the shelter and see why he was not deemed adoptable? they definitely make mistakes sometimes, but that is information a rescue needs to know. I will not be available tomorrow, but can e-mail them Thursday. I would just prefer someone who will be available tomorrow contact the shelter since his time is up on Friday.
He is near upstate SC so maybe Footills GR rescue could pull him. Anybody have a contact?
 

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This animal was not slated for the adoption floor by the Animal Control Kennel person upon intake.
Can you e-mail the shelter and see why he was not deemed adoptable? they definitely make mistakes sometimes, but that is information a rescue needs to know. I will not be available tomorrow, but can e-mail them Thursday. I would just prefer someone who will be available tomorrow contact the shelter since his time is up on Friday.
He is near upstate SC so maybe Footills GR rescue could pull him. Anybody have a contact?
I emailed them to ask. I will post here if I hear back.
 

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Megan emailed me back and said she would check on her tomorrow (she thinks she and I are talking about the same dog, but there was no ID on this post for me to refer to, I did email her the picture). She said (and so did another volunteer who emailed back) that it is usually something minor, and something we would think is silly, such as too skinny, too fat, shy or doesn't walk well on a leash.
 

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Okay, I just got an email from Megan. She and another dog were caught killing chickens and are very shy, that's why they were deemed unadoptable. Has anyone heard back from any rescues?
 

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No I haven't heard back from any of the rescues.
 

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Um, that wouldn't be a problem in most areas lol only out in the sticks.

I sure hope someone can save this gorgeous baby :(
 

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Karen, did you see the email from our group? Hopefully intake will approve her and get her out, but I don't know if they will do it in time.
 

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Yes, I saw the email, but it's not for sure right? They have to approve and as you said get out in time.

I hope they contacted the shelter so they know she has a 'POSSIBLE" RESCUE.
 

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The person who sent the email is not the intake person, so I don't know. The person who I believe is on intake is the one most likely to bring in the high mixes, which is what she looks to be to me. I won't know until tomorrow when I see her at our fundraiser.
 

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Thanks Heather

Thanks Heather-let us know when you hear.
 

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Fingers crossed for this and the others I posted, some of which have no responses. Poor babies. I wish I could do more.
 

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Did she make it out?
 

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I'm pretty sure our group didn't pull her, but that shelter is much closer to Charlotte or Foothills, so hopefully one of them got her out.
 
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