Friends of Walton County Animal Control Perhaps you are from Monroe and know her story. Open your heart and donate to Bliss Animal Haven for Red's continued care. If you don't know her story, you can read it below. Narrative was written by William Wise, Director Walton county Animal Control and taken from Friend of Walton County Animal Control Facebook Page.
8/1/13 - "Red" is a very special case. She has been roaming the streets of downtown Monroe for years. She had a circuit of homes and businesses that put out food for her. "Red" was very skittish and avoided direct contact with people. At times she would eat from someone's hand, but most of the time she kept a distance of a good 15 feet from people that approached. (Who knows what she may have experienced in her past.) She would walk near people, come up to eat food placed on the ground, but did not like to be touched or grabbed. Many good-hearted people have tried to catch her over the years to get her the needed vaccinations and place her in a good home; people put out flea medicine for her in food and tried often to give her some care; one kind lady even offered a reward in the newspaper for her capture so she could be placed in rescue. But "Red" had eluded capture. Although nobody really wanted her picked up by animal control, nobody truly believed that running the streets was the best thing for her. This Thursday, she was cornered in a garage by a citizen and we were called to come get her.
Once "Red" was back here at the shelter, we gave her an hour in a quieter area in quarantine away from the other dogs. I was able to enter her kennel and handle her. She bowed her head in submission and wet the floor when I first touched her, but I was able to calmly pet her without any issue. I was then able to leash her and she walked so nicely on the leash to the exam room. I was able to pick her up and put her on the table, draw blood for a heartworm test, and vaccinate and deworm her... all without her even attempting to nip or bite! She was still very cautious and doubted my intentions, but never tried to bite. She wet the table, but she did far better than I anticipated. No biting. No fighting the leash. Just calm submission. I spent a few minutes just talking softly while petting her head. I think she has just forgotten what it was like to be loved and petted by a caring person.
Immediately we sent out an alert to our 200+ rescue contacts and cross-posters. Within hours, Bliss Animal Haven came down and rescued her! They are a caring, loving group that will be perfect for Red's rehabilitation. PLEASE contact Bliss animal Haven to donate Bliss Animal Haven PO Box 303
Loganville, GA 30052
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