Friday, April 1, 2011

Hilda only has until April 13 - Please


****Just want to clarify the shelter in trying very very hard to save her - she has been there a long time and they have even gotten together $100 for transport for her. It is a Herculean effort so please let's help them help Hilda.

Williamson County Animal Shelter Franklin TN
Hilda Must Find A Home
It is rare that we make such a desperate plea for someone to adopt one of our dogs. However, this is an emergency. Hilda, an akita, has been a resident at our shelter for several months and unfortunately, her time is running out. She is ~3 years old and came to us as a stray. Hilda is a very special and uniqu...e dog that requires her to have a special and unique owner. When Hilda arrived, she showed little to no interest in humans. This probably stemmed from the fact that she had limited human interaction in her short little life. Most dogs at the shelter show negative behavior after sitting so long in a kennel. Hilda, on the other hand, has blossomed. She is completely crate trained, calm and very, very affectionate. All of the volunteers have fallen in love with her and it is so gratifying watching her become this very, special dog that has so much to offer. However, there are reasons Hilda has been with us for so long. You see, not only is Hilda heart-worm positive, she must also be an only dog. We do not know how advanced the disease is, however, she needs to be treated and she can only be treated once she is legally adopted. There is NO cost to the owner for the treatment and it is done at our shelter. After the treatment, she will be completely healthy. Without the treatment, she is terminal. She also has ‘issues’ with other dogs. She MUST be an only dog and can’t interact with other dogs. Her owner needs to be someone who understands that heart worm is not a death sentence if treated. Her owner also needs to understand her breed and be totally on board keeping her as an only dog. And lastly, her owner needs to be someone that wants a loyal, calm and loving companion who is potty-trained, low maintenance, a non-barker and a non-chewer. Hilda needs her special and unique owner to have a lifestyle that is relaxed and doesn’t want a dog to entertain them, but rather have a trusted companion to sit with in the evenings and enjoy a sunny afternoon in the yard. PLEASE CROSSPOST AND SHARE. The potential new owner will need to come to the shelter and fill out an application

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From Bill at Heart of Dixie Akita Rescue:
I received an update about Hilda, the dog in Franklin, TN., from my contact there. The director is giving her until April 13th, then her time is up and she will be put down. If a foster or adopter can be found before that, her pull fees will be paid, and they will contribute $100 toward transport costs. She is a big favorite of the volunteers and staff, and everyone at the shelter really wants to see this girl get a chance. They have already kept her far longer than they really should. She is a really sweet pup, and if anyone has something they can do, please let me know ASAP. Or, communicate directly with the shelter manager