Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

Sterling is a 12 year old gray and white Domestic Mediumhair. He has been neutered and fully vaccinated. Sterling's story is a very sad one, and we are BEGGING for help with this sweet senior boy. Sterling's former mom turned him in to Animal Control, even after being told that he would not do well in a shelter and that he would likely be put to death very quickly. At the request of CCHS, Animal Control allowed poor Sterling to sit there for 2 weeks, in the faint hope that someone would adopt this precious boy. No one at CCHS or Animal Control wanted to see this 12 year old have to end his life in such a sad, needless way. Unfortunately, no one stepped forward to adopt him, and Sterling began to refuse to eat anything at all. He got more and more depressed with each passing day. We finally had to make a decision to either take Sterling to the CCHS shelter or to take him to the vet's office, and allow him to pass quietly into a happier place. We chose to give him a chance, hoping that our loving staff and volunteers would be able to pull him through his depression. Again, unfortunately, he continued to go down even further into the depths of depression. As can truly happen, his depression and refusal to eat, began to affect him physically. Sadly, he had to be taken to the emergency animal hospital, and life-saving measures had to be started. This is an unusual "Pet of the Week" request, as Sterling is still in the hospital at the time of this printing. However, he has begun to eat again, and he is interacting with the veterinary staff. His doctor believes that if we can make him happy and secure, he will overcome his depression and will continue to eat. This will be the key to everything working out for Sterling. CCHS believes that the only way for Sterling to survive is to be in a home with lots and lots of love and attention. We are pleading with everyone to consider helping us with Sterling. Special consideration will be given in regards to his adoption fee and future care. If you are interested in hearing more about Sterling and how to literally save his life, please call Robin at 770/478-7531. To see other adoptable CCHS animals, please visit our Petfinder pages at www.petfinder.org and use our 30236 zip code.