Sheba isn’t doing well at the busy Brooklyn facility of the New York City Animal Care and Control. A volunteer writes:
“She must be pulled by a New Hope Rescue. This young German shepherd is not managing the shelter well. But she did well in her family environment. This shelter is quick to kill big dogs that are not totally bombproof.”
And there you have it! Beautiful Sheba is scheduled to be euthanized on April 1, unless she can be rescued.
Sheba was surrendered by her owners on March 26, because they were moving to a building which does not allow dogs over 25 pounds. Too bad Sheba; you were home with your family for the last three years, and now you’re at a high kill shelter and on the list to die.
Her former owners had this to report:
Sheba lived with two adults and three children over nine years of age. She has been described as relaxed and generally tolerant and gets along with other dogs, although she has been reported to have barked. Sheba has no experience with cats.
As to her personality, she has allowed her owner to take away her food dish, however will growl if someone strange approaches her while she is eating. At intake, Sheba allowed all handling.
Unfortunately, Sheba did show some concerning behaviors during the end of her SAFER evaluation; those actions have labeled her “Rescue only.” Whether she will need some behavioral modification is left to the professionals, but from Sheba’s point of view, this is all new and frightening. For three years, Sheba had a home with a regular schedule and a family. It also should be noted that upon intake, Sheba was noted to be “very sweet with no signs of aggression.”
“When off leash with other dogs, Sheba is interested in interacting. When greeting another dog, she has a wagging tail and soft body. She will interact but does not engage in play.”
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