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This beautiful older gentleman was just listed at Athens. I sure hope his family is looking for him:

http://www.athenspets.net/?p=3912

Austin – 29256






Austin – 29256

  • Age: 13 years
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Male – Neutered!
  • Impound Date: 10/28/09
  • Ledger #: 29256
  • Weight: 65 pounds
Austin is a very old sweet man that should be spending his last days in a warm bed. He has joint pains and this makes it difficult for him to stand and lay down. He could use some grooming to get the mats out and make his coat shine again. He is sporting a UGA collar so he seems to be a local fan. Come give this sweet old man a nice resting place so he can relax and enjoy the rest of his life.

Athens – Clarke County Animal Control
45 Beaverdam Ext.
Athens, Georgia 30605
706 613-3540

I have sent his information to AGA, GRRA, and Atlanta Dog Squad.
 

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...my reaction too... I just want to go get him
I would, if my husband would let me. :( (Except, of course, I'm in Michigan, so it would be a looooong trip!)

I'm really hoping AGA or GRRA will come through if he's not reclaimed.
 

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I live close enough to Athens to do the first leg of a transport.

Can anybody take him, foster him, help a rescue with his vet bills?

Poor old fellow. I hope his family is desperately looking for him and finds him. they all deserve a better end than this.
 

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I have been looking to adopt an older golden from a shelter for a little while now. I just have had litttle to no luck finding one out this way.

Do you think anyone could help get him to me if he is not reclaimed? I am in Anniston Alabama and with work and school there is no way I can get to Athens Georgia.
 

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Mellogal

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Why not call and email the shelter and ask for help in adopting him and getting him to you. Coppers-Mom said she could help with first leg.
and I was reading that a girl named Alyson is who you should email - she might be a volunteer there.

http://www.athenspets.net/?page_id=59
 

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Mellogal,
Unfortunately there are a ton of older goldens out here.

Amy22 might be able to help and I believe AlanK is also in Ga. If you are serious, we can check further on this old guy and make sure there are no health issues other than the arthritis and then proceed to work up a transport.
 

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Mellogal - there is a comments function on athenspets.net - why don't you post a comment that you are interested in adopting him, but need help with transportation? There have been several people posting a willingness to help with transports - maybe they can line something up for you. Just go to www.athenspets.net, and under Austin's picture and description, there will be a link to read commets - you can post comments there. You never know what can happen.
 

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ohh,god,poor old guy!!!!!How people can leave old sole like this one and go along with there lives?
 

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I will go ahead and post in his comments section. My thing is how am I going to do the paperwork as and the adoption fee for him?


My only other concern is how is he with smaller dogs as I currently own two Papillons that are both rescues themselves. They love everyone so I am not concerned about them.
 

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Mellogal

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Put a comment over there like everyone has suggested and perhaps you can ask those questions there and give your email address or phone number so someone can call you. I have a feeling that Alyson is somehow involved at the shelter-maybe a volunteer
 

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I posted a comment and email Allyson about Austin. Someone responded saying they where at the shelter today and believe Austin was reclaimed by his owners as they did not see him there.

Hopefully there is a happy ending for this boy. I am going to give the shelter a call tomorrow and find out for sure.
 

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Austin was reclaimed!!!!! Happy ending for this boy. If you guys find any other senior goldens let me know. I am still on the lookout for that perfect match.
 

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Mellogal

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Thanks so much for being willing to adopt a Senior.
Have YOU checked with the Golden Ret. Rescues in AL & GA?
http://grca-nrc.org/localrescues.html

Spartans Mom

Thanks for letting us know that Austin was reclaimed.
 
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