RESCUE NO SHOW
NOW DOG MUST BE TAGGED TODAY OR HE DIES.
THIS IS A “MUST READ” STORY ABOUT VOL. STEVE MEETING THOR!
PICS WILL BRING TEARS TO YOUR EYES!!
RESCUE DIDN’T MATERIALIZE – THOR NEEDS A TAG TODAY!!!
HW TREATMENT PROVIDED BY FOB AT BARC, OR EQUIV. COST AT YOUR VET
DON’T DELAY – FORWARD TO EVERYONE, PLEASE INCLUDE GSD RESCUES OR LOVERS
CONTACT BARC.AID@HOUSTONTX.GOV IMMEDIATELY TO TAG A1245395!!!
LET’S DO THIS NOW!!!
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2014 8:21 AM
Subject: Meet THOR, A1245395--NEEDS A HOLD MONDAY, JUNE 23rd
BARC Plea for Thor .... From: Steven Halpert <firstname.lastname@example.org> SHELTER FULL
I would have sent this out yesterday. We were working to get this young man out to rescue, but it didn’t materialize, so now we need everyone to please network him. If anyone has connections with GSD Rescues throughout Texas, please forward this plea. We’ll figure out transport later. We need a hold ASAP.
This boy is a keeper.
He presents as timid. I had no problem taking him out of his kennel and he walks VERY well on a leash.
I kept the leash on him for a while and there was no issue with him letting me pet him. I moved slow, gained his trust a little. He didn’t seem to have any parts of his body that he was sensitive to, but the key was moving slow. He was observant of everything around him.
When I removed the leash, he gravitated to the back of the outdoor run.
Later, I brought Tim K to see him, and we honestly thought he scaled the fence and escaped. There is a tree in the back of the run, and he managed to sit behind it in such a way you couldn’t see a dog was still there. When we went toward the tree, he ran around the other side and to the front. This went on a while. He didn’t growl or show teeth, his objective was just to get away from us.
We left him alone.
Later, I returned, we played the same game. I was able to “throw” a lasso (leash) around his neck as he ran by, sat in a chair and had him next to me. Again, he just sat, enjoyed the petting. I slowly took the leash off and continued petting, he stayed in place while I continued petting him.
Eventually I had to attend to other dogs and he gravitated right back to behind the tree.
Nela stopped by around 4:45pm. I showed her the GSD. I stood outside the run door while she tried to approach him. Despite methodical movements by her, once she got close, he darted up the other side to the front.
Interestingly, he came right to the front gate where I was standing and Nela stayed back. There is a large gap in the gate and the door, and I was able to reach my whole arm in and start petting him. He was now coming to me for comfort.
He stayed right there up front while I gave him some nice petting and kisses.
I put a leash on him through the gap, gave it to Nela, and she stayed in the run with him, walking him around. She commented how nice he walks on a leash.
We came outside in the airlock outside the run. He was sitting in front of me when all of the sudden, he made a hint of a move to jump up and give me a hug. Nela couldn’t believe it, she got her camera out and said encourage him (normally she will not encourage a dog to jump up on her, but she said this time it’s OK. I’m not as good about discouraging bad manners!). I smacked my chest with my hands, and he rose to give me a wonderful hug. We stood there a while and hugged, and Nela and I both realized how far this dog has come in a few hours.
I put him back in his north kennel. I had to lift him up to get him into the kennel because he wanted no part of returning to it. He recognized he really enjoyed his time outside of the kennel. I had no problem lifting him, he didn’t show any negative reaction to losing that control by being lifted.
He is skinny. He has a beautiful big GSD head, but his body needs at least 20 or more pounds on it. I took one photo of his back, but in person, he’s super skinny in the backside. Coat looks great, just has some burrs in it which he let me pick out.
To say I fell in love with him is an understatement. He has a vulnerable, soulful look. Whoever fosters him unfortunately will do the same.
Thor is just a baby. GSD’s are such regal creatures, and he’ll develop into something spectacular, but we need a rescue or foster to step up. You won’t be disappointed.
FRIENDS OF BARC WILL DONATE THE FULL HW TREATMENT AT BARC (OR THE EQUIVALENT BARC RATE AT YOUR PRIVATE VET)
Animal ID #: A1245395
Name of Rescue Group/Foster:
Name of designated person for pickup: ____________________________
Contact Phone Number for person placing hold:
Date & Time for pickup: ______________________
High heartworm positive timid behavior available for foster or rescue on 06-22-14