Update: Thanks to social networking, Kash was adopted and has left the shelter!! He is safe!
Kash is handsome, calm and knows basic obedience commands. The volunteers adore him. But in spite of his sweet temperament, he will be killed tomorrow unless someone emails the county shelter that they can adopt him or rescue him.
Kash is six years old and that mean that most people looking for a dog will walk right past him. People want puppies or young dogs, and at six, Kash is “too old” for most. It doesn’t matter that Kash is really in the prime of his life. He is old enough to learn quickly and he will certainly appreciate anyone taking him out of the shelter. Watch his video at this link and see how responsive he is with the volunteer. He’s just adorable!
Kash is afraid of thunderstorms and good with other dogs. The shelter did note that he is dominant when he plays with other dogs, so he may be dog selective. He would probably do well with a female or submissive male. The volunteers highly recommend making introductions very slowly. It takes a few weeks for animals to decompress after being in the shelter, and they need to get situated before they meet the animals in the home. And the beginning meetings should always be supervised. New dogs should always be separated from others during feeding. Kash is heartworm negative and already neutered.
The shelter is filled with unwanted animals. Summer is always a tragic time for pets; often people going on vacation would rather abandon their dog or cat at the local kill shelter than pay for them to be boarded. Really. The shelter sent out an email asking for help with the dogs who are on the euthanasia list.
If you cannot foster or adopt Kash, please share his story. By networking the dogs who are urgently in need of help, more of them find rescue. Kash will be killed as soon as his kennel is needed.
Kash and the other dogs at Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center are all in great danger. The group that gave each and every dog a chance at rescue and adoption has had its hands tied by the county and shelter management. These shelter dogs are not being networked as completely as they were before the shelter management cut off access to the shelter information. It has been two months since the shelter changed their software, but they still have not provided Rescue Me Tampa with the details they need to rescue more dogs. They don’t know if dogs are rescued or killed, they don’t know important details including medical records about the dogs. Read more about this at “Dogs are needlessly dying; rescue group needs information to save them.” Please share Kash’s story! It’s his only chance to get out of the shelter alive!
There is more information about how to rescue him on his Facebook thread. Kash is ID#A1640588. Kash is urgent — if his kennel is needed tomorrow, he can be killed anytime after 9:00 am.If someone is interested in Kash, or any other dog, they must email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 9:00 am tomorrow, July 8. The adopter/rescue must be willing to pick up Kash by 3:00 pm. In the subject line of the email write: DO NOT EUTH Kash ID#A1640588. Include contact information in the body of the email. He is urgently in need of rescue from Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, 440 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619. The phone number is 813-744-5660. The shelter is open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.