He’s just a puppy who has never had a chance to really know love. Even though he was abandoned, he still wants to love people. He kisses the volunteers and wags his tail happily when they walk him.
Spot is a cattle dog puppy waiting at the Madera Shelter in California. He was picked up as a stray, but he’s sweet if a bit shy at first. He is kenneled with another dog, so he’d be good with dogs. And because he’s such a sweet guy, the volunteers think he’d be good with almost any family.
The volunteers said:
He starts off shy, but is loving and gentle and walks well on leash. Spot is an eight-month-old boy and weighs about 40 pounds. But as loving as Spot is, I would think he would be great with the whole family.”
Cattle dogs make excellent family dogs. They are smart, loyal and eager to please.
- ID # 3623 (kennel 13)
- Madera County Animal Control, 14269 Road 28, Madera, CA 93638
- Adopt-a-pet site
- Facebook thread
- If interested in Spot, email: LDS7784@yahoo.com
While Madera County shelter workers and volunteers work hard to get every dog out of the shelter safely, they are an open access shelter. That means that they must take all strays and owner surrenders. When the cages are filled, dogs are killed to make room for the new dogs. That’s the harsh reality at many city and county shelters. Their Adopt-a-pet information states:
Madera County Animal Control is the only shelter in the county. We take in all types of animals and try very hard to place as many as possible.We still have a very high euthanasia rate and hope this information will help.
To change that reality, if you live in Madera County, write your the Madera County Board Chairman, David Rogers at 200 W. 4th St., Madera, CA 93637 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Instead of criticizing, offer suggestions on how to make Madera County a no-kill county. Without lots of foster homes and rescues to pull the dogs, it won’t work. And no public shelter can take in all the dogs without a way to find them rescue or adoption.
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