URGENT: Owner Turn-in To #Gassing Kill Shelter http://bit.ly/crnhuN Gaston County #NC: Female Boxer
TO HELP, CONTACT Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:47 pm
This stunning Boxer girl was turned into this gas chamber facility by her owner. She has NO way out of there unless a rescue steps up for her. It may be too late already. How awful to kill her that way. The owner could have brought her to the vet to be put down humanely instead she'll be sentenced to a horrifying death. The volunteers that assist these dogs can sometimes help with pulling them so please contact them asap if you can step up for this sweetheart.
BEAUTIFUL 2 YEAR OLD FEMALE BOXER TURNED IN BY HER OWNER. ONLY TWO DAYS TO LIVE!!! IMPORTANT (FOR FASTER SERVICE): Please include the tag# with your inquiry. If you are with a rescue, please include the name of your rescue and 501c3 status in your inquiry.
ANIMALS WILL BE PUT TO SLEEP (PTS) ON THEIR PTS DATE IF NOT PLACED ON HOLD BY 5PM THE BUSINESS DAY BEFORE THEIR PTS DATE. ANIMALS PLACED ON HOLD, MUST BE PULLED BY 4PM ON THEIR PTS DATE OR THEY WILL BE PTS. 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 (coded as "OTHER" on the GCAC website) animals. If you are not with a 501c3 rescue, you will need to contact someone from Animal League of Gaston County to help you rescue this animal (see contact info below).
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 only do a very quick evaluation of the animal upon intake, no vet check is performed 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 this animal WILL BE EUTHANIZED on it's PTS (put to sleep) date if not pulled by a rescue or adopted out through an ALGC representative. This shelter does use a gas chamber.
We do not know why this animal was not slated for adoptions. There are many reasons why animals 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, runny stool, parasites, or the owner says the dog is not good with other dogs 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 chosen for adoption, it has to be adopted out through the Animal League of Gaston County or can be pulled by a 501c3 rescue. This animal can be pulled out of the shelter after 4PM the business day BEFORE it's euthanize date (the day before the PTS date in the dog's name on petfinder) but cannot leave the shelter until the close of business for that day (5:01 PM).
If adopting through ALGC, we 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 4PM on their PTS date, else they will be euthanized. This shelter uses a gas chamber.
You can see the animal anytime before it's PTS/release date at Gaston County Animal Control. Please note: Only rescue group representatives can interact with animals that are not in the adoption program. If a person wants to interact with an animal not in adoption, an ALGC or 501c3 rescue representative must be present with that person.
The shelter is open daily from 11am - 5pm and the first Sat of the month. Shelter contact information is posted here: http://www.co.gaston.nc.us/animalcontrol/HoursContactDirections.HTM. Information on the Gaston County
To see all of the pets on the Shelter website: http://egov2.co.gaston.nc.us/AnimalWebPub/hknlinq.aspx
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.
Animal League of Gaston County Contacts:
PLEASE SPAY/NEUTER TO AVOID PET OVERPOPULATION AND UNWANTED EUTHANASIA OF THESE ANIMALS. My Contact InfoGaston County Animal Control
704-922-8677 option #4
New Beginnings Animal Rescue, Inc.
Licensed by the Department of Agriculture
Official 501(c)3 non-profit status
Please remember to Spay/Neuter your pet. The number one cause of death in healthy animals in the US is euthanasia. Please adopt!