Florida dogs abandoned in rural shelter desperate for rescue or they may be killed; shelter is packed

There are 39 dogs in Sebring, Florida who have a deadline. That means that if they are not adopted or pulled by rescue before then, they are in danger of being killed. Don’t blame the shelter — blame those who dump their dogs with no thought of what will become of them. These dogs are wonderful, and the shelter is very transparent about what they do and don’t know. They often know if the dogs will not get along with other dogs and cats and will indicate that. Many of these dogs have lived outside and never known a soft bed, while others were family dogs discarded when they became inconvenient.

Please look at these dogs, and please share their information. To find out about any one dog, click on its name; the link is to their Facebook page with more information. These are not all the dogs in need; there are many more. All can be seen on the Sebring, FL Urgents Facebook page. Their deadline is either Tuesday or later in the week, and some of the dogs have passed their deadline already. All are urgently in need of social media sharing to help possibly save their lives.

cora

Cora is a beautiful young dog

Cora looks like a beautiful young girl. Her deadline is Tuesday. She is under two years old. She is sweet and under 50 pounds. She has lots of life and love to share with a family. Cora is #5626.

zeusMany dogs are wonderful with children. For example, Zeus is good with kids and dogs, but he shouldn’t be housed with cats.  Zeus is already neutered. He’s a young dog but a big boy at 91 pounds. Big dogs can be wonderful for children because kids can hug them and big ones don’t worry about being hurt. Of course, ALWAYS allow an adopted dog to decompress for a few weeks before giving him complete freedom. Always teach children to let the dog approach them rather than the kids cornering a dog who still might be a bit fearful. Be smart — for the safety of everyone concerned. Zeus is #49915. In the picture, one of his ears can’t be seen because it’s folded back. Zeus doesn’t like cats.

And sometimes, the shelter can tell a bit about a dog’s background. Look at this handsome yellow Lab who appears to be housebroken! Champ would be a great family dog. He’s approaching middle age, but that means he is calmer than a young dog might be. He is #54525.

champ

Lacey and Lizzie are just five-month-old puppies!  They are both adorable and sweet and affectionate. Like all puppies, they will need a home where the family is committed to training them so that they can be the best family members possible. All puppies need training so that everyone knows expectations. They are around 20 pounds.

Like many dogs who have had their world upended by being left in a kennel at a shelter, Austin is scared. But in spite of being scared, he is very sweet. He just needs a family to give him some time to know he is loved and safe, and then he’ll blossom into a wonderful family member. He is young and just under 50 pounds.

 

Sparkle is already spayed. She is a young dog – maybe one or two, and she is also a medium sized girl. She just needs a family or rescue to give her a chance.

Luna

Luna

Luna  is very timid. But in spite of her fear, this petite girl is sweet. Like many shelter dogs who may have been treated poorly or neglected, she would likely blossom with a loving family or foster home. She has already been spayed and is only 30 pounds. She is only around four years old — she deserves a chance to know what a loving home would be like. Please don’t let her not-so-pretty picture be cause to pass her by. Sometimes, the scared ones are the ones who most appreciate the love and attention that they have missed their whole lives.

Gus is one of the dogs who has been at the shelter a while. He is great with children. The shelter workers are doing their best to find homes or rescue for all their dogs, but when there is no more room for new arrivals, hard decisions must be made! Please visit their Facebook page and look at all the dogs in need of help!

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Here is some of the information posted on the Facebook page:

Adoption/Pull fees :
$25 (covers adoption fee, rabies vax &.Microchip)+
+ $10 if you would like a heartworm test done.
$35 for all of the above.

501c3 rescues can pull for free (does not cover spay).

IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ANIMAL SERVICES UNLESS YOU ARE:

1 – AN ADOPTER WHO WILL BE PAYING FOR THE DOG AND PICKING UP THE DOG AT ANIMAL SERVICES YOURSELF (LOCAL TO CENTRAL FL OR WILLING TO DRIVE THERE).

~OR~

2 – A RESCUE WHO WANTS TO PULL A DOG AND ALREADY HAS A PLAN FOR TRANSPORTING THE DOG TO YOUR RESCUE.

If you are interested in a dog, please make sure that you have a solid plan in place before having the dog pulled. It is a lot of work/cost for volunteers to pull a dog and transport to vet/airport/boarding/etc., and we just want to make sure that at the end of it, the dog gets the loving home he/she deserves, not taken back to AC because everything wasn’t thought through and it has nowhere to go.

If you can’t help by taking one of these fantastic dogs, you can also pledge to help with money for a rescue that will take them! Pledges help to fund the efforts of rescues who are already cash-strapped…keep in mind rescue is a labor of love, many of us have the credit card bills to prove it! If you want to make a pledge, post it in the thread and I will track it. If the dog gets saved, we will post what rescue you can honor your pledge to. Please know that due to changes with Facebook, we can’t be left to have to PM everyone that pledges… so please if you pledge on a dog, keep track and check back in. Feel free to send us a PM or to email Sebringflurgents@gmail.com.

Please share this widely to try to save as many dogs as possible!

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