Pets of the Week - Sept. 25, 2009

Mann is approximately 8-9 months old. He is a Spaniel/Labrador mix. Mann has been neutered and all vaccinations are current. Mann and his two brothers were abandoned in some local woods. Alone and terribly skinny and frail, the three dogs were having to seek out food and whatever minimal shelter they could find, all the while having to dodge hunters, who were illegally hunting and poaching in the same woods. The dogs were eventually seen by a good Samaritan, who sometimes rode motorcycles in the woods. Noting how thin the dogs were, she began bringing food into the woods, slowly developing a relationship with the dogs and earning their trust. Once it was possible, all 3 of the dogs were caught and brought to the Clayton County Humane Society. It is very obvious that these dogs once lived with people; they are clearly not feral dogs born into the wild. These dogs love people and show a very decided dependence on people to survive. Mann (shown here) is extremely friendly, and appears to be the most intelligent of the three. He is very alert and watches everything that goes on at the CCHS shelter. One of the boys is no longer available, but Mann and his brother, Ike are still at the CCHS shelter, ready and available for adoption. Anyone interested in either or both of these dogs (they really love each other!) should call Robin at 770/478-7531. Please visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

Taylor is a 2 and a half year old Oriental Shorthair. She has been spayed and fully vaccinated. Taylor was found at Animal Control, where she had been taken after being picked up as a "stray" on a busy highway. She was very thin and very dirty, indicating that she may have been "on her own" for awhile. Taylor was clearly very frightened and withdrawn, so she was taken to a foster home so that she could settle down and become more secure before going into the CCHS shelter. Taylor has a very sweet, affectionate side, but she can also turn very quickly and becomes extremely defensive. This leads us to believe that Taylor may have suffered some abusive treatment and she only knows to strike out when she believes that she is being threatened. Even though she remains a little "spooked" around strangers, she managed to fall in love with her foster mom and has bonded very quickly. Taylor has plenty of potential to be a great pet, but it will need to be in a quiet, adult-only home; with people who understand that she may have some trust issues at first. We firmly believe that Taylor will settle down in the right setting. In very simple words, she hates being at the shelter, and she hates the other cats that reside there. Taylor is living in a cage, every hour of every day of her life. We are begging for someone to take an interest in this sweet little girl. The shelter is no place for a cat like Taylor, so if you think you might be the right "fit" for such a special girl, please call Robin at 770/478-7531. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.