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I reported a Cairn in King County Animal Shelter...


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... to Colonel Potters Rescue.

 

I drive by the KC Animal Shelter everyday in the morning. The last two mornings I saw this little guy named "Scout" outside in the play area with a volunteer. Found his name and description on the KC Animal Shelter site. He is 10 years old, needs dental work and has been diagnosed with dry eye. Doesn't explain why he was given up or if in fact he was.

 

I wanted to snatch him up, but that would not be practical, with Sassy not being a playful Cairn, so I did what I hope is the next best thing by telling Colonel Potter about him. I sure hope they can get to him and help him.

 

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Sassy Jan 22, 2005

 

AM. CH. THARRBARR LITE MY FIRE ZOMERHOF

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What a sweet boy. He looks awfully thin or is it just the angle of the picture?

Until one has loved an animal, a part of  one's soul remains unawakened.  - Anatole France

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Thanks, remltr, it was wonderful of you to have done this!

In the past, I volunteered with a cairn rescue group and successfully participated in what they call a "shelter pull". This was just as you described... Whenever the rescue group got wind of a cairn in a shelter, they would contact the shelter and tell them to hold the dog, so one of their rescue volunteers could come by and pick up it up. (I'm under the impression that most shelters are happy to cooperate and work with rescue organizations in this win-win situation)... The shelter is happy to have one of their charges get rehomed, and the rescue group is gratified, fulfilling their mission to save a cairn!

Cairn rescue groups are volunteer organizations and if a volunteer is not immediately available, the "pull" process could be jeapodized. Therefore, I wonder if you might want to follow up with the shelter, to confirm that the "pull" is in progress and contact another rescue group in case it is not.

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What a sweet boy. He looks awfully thin or is it just the angle of the picture?

Poor Scout... He does look awfully thin. Ruffy was also underweight when I adopted him from a shelter. These cairns are such emotional beings... Like Ruffy, Scout might be upset and not eating well at the shelter - understandable, considering that he's in a strange environment away from all he knew for the past 10 years, etc., and dental issues could very well be affecting Scout's ability to eat properly.

Before Ruffy, I adopted Carrington, my first cairn when he was also 10 years old and he happily thrived in good health for the next 7 years. Dental work, (not unheard of in a 10 year old) is do-able and dry eye is manageable, so l'm hoping for the same good outcome for Scout!

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Agreed on all counts. That said, please be mindful of Rule 4. That definitely includes alerts and discussions about the disposition of specific dogs. Thanks (and sorry).

 

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Sorry about breaking the rule, not my intention.

 

I have no further information, but should I in the future, I will email anyone wishing to know, if you will PM me your email address.

Sassy Jan 22, 2005

 

AM. CH. THARRBARR LITE MY FIRE ZOMERHOF

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