NAME:Bubba SEX:MALE AGE:8 yeaqrs BREED:Purebred Border collie FOUND:Owner turn in AVAILABLE:NOW TEMPERAMENT:reserved scared in shelter ENERGY LEVEL:moderate HEALTH: NOTES:poor Bubba--his companion died and he was out of sorts and grieving. He decided to dig a place to sleep in the flower bed and his owner didn't like that. So Bubba got a free trip to the shelter. He is said to be a papered puredbred border collie. He is very scared at the shelter as he had never been away from home. After the scarey ride to the shelter in a car he isn't sure what to think. Please hurry and help this boy.
Act quickly to adopt Bubba. Pets at this shelter may be held for only a short time. Shelter: Hancock County Animal Shelter
Pet ID #: 1774181
Contact: Lisa McCormick
Phone: (270) 922-6092 - Let 'em know you saw "Bubba" on Adopt-a-Pet.com!
I asked Deb to post this am since i had no idea how to do it......... If anyone can help this old guy out, I would be willing to take him in Fl (yup, the senior center is open!!)(sigh) I have emailed the shelter for more info and the contact person, so far no word.....any rescues out that way???
I know it shouldn't, 'cause we see it all the time, but sometimes the pure, uncaring, cold hearts of some human beings just scare me. What kind of person would dump their 8 year old dog at a shelter for digging in a flower garden? How could that person look themself in the mirror?
Let's hope they don't have any kids so they won't be able to pass that lesson on to a new generation.
Mary and the boys: Milo, Charlie, Skittles, Ollie, and Steve (token human male)
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. ~ Albert Schweitzer
Even as a Kentuckian, I hadn't heard of Lewisport, so I had to look it up. Turns out it's northeast of Owensboro, so it's in northern KY, west of Louisville. If Bubba would need to move south, I'll do my best to help (but I'll be out of town this weekend and my work schedule is more hectic now, so I'm not as available as I was over the summer ).
Hey if Bubba could move north that would be ok too, he just needs to get out of there!!!! That is a sad excuse to turn a dog into a shelter. If it would be easier to get him out to the north I will help sponsor foster whatever!!!
I just emailed the shelter contact person (I'm at my desk at work so I can't call the shelter at the moment). Perhaps a ride out of town through Pilots and Paws is warranted?? I'm sure something can be worked out for this poor dirt loving boy. I just planted a memorial garden for old Archie, the sweet senior BC boy I pulled from TN earlier this year (he has an old post on this forum). As I was planting the memorial flowers, my dogs were busy digging them back up and taking naps between the plants which caused some of the blooms to fall off and land in their beautiful coats. My water loving BC turned the hose nozzle on and off and sprayed himself and all the others while I worked around them. Instead of getting upset with them like Bubba's owner did, I took pictures of their antics and sent them to my dog-loving friends because the dogs were having a great time and no damage was done, just lots of smiles all around. I thoroughly enjoyed the celebration that surrounded me at that moment while I was reflecting on my love for dear old Archie. I just don't understand why someone would be so upset over a hole dug by a grieving dog. Bubba just needed a place to rest his head for awhile. I'll post any updates I receive.
I just heard back via email from Lisa at the shelter that she'll be forwarding pictures of Bubba later today (although I haven't read the tutorial yet on how to post them). Hopefully, I can figure it out or someone else will also receive photos of him. Lisa said Bubba was such an emotional wreck that she didn't have the heart to make him stand still for a photo when he arrived. I'm trying to obtain additional information about Bubba besides his emotional state. We need to figure out which direction this boy needs to travel since we have a kind offer from Jean to pull him. Florida perhaps??
This is what I know about Bubba: He and his companion herded cattle together. Bubba wasn't very good at it. That wasn't his thing but he would help his companion. He has been kept outside the last 2-3 yrs. The family has had him since he was a puppy. He was well taken care of except the last couple years. His family is a normal nice family but the owners are in their 70's now and just don't want him since he started digging huge holes. I think he did this to stay warm since his companion died. He was fine with the dogs I had him around. He is fine with older children but the owner said not small children that will tug on him. I'm guessing he doesn't like his fur pulled but who does? The family has two male grand children that he grew up with. I'm not sure about cats. Our shelter does not take cats right now and I don't own one. He was friendly until we loaded him up in the truck and then he was just plain scared. This was his first ride in a truck. Poor thing...
We are a small shelter and are at capacity. Time is important but he will be safe if I have a committment from a rescue or individual.
Thank you for your interest and I will send a picture asap.
I also heard from the shelter coordinator,and they do out of state adoptions,needing application,vet ref,but he has to be pulled in person. As said earlier, if going north is easier, let it be, but I will still offer my home in Fl. Pulling, fostering, and transport all need to be worked out. Perhaps PNP could help us get him somewhere?? His story is just too sad to be true.....I am willing to help in whatever way I can.
Pilots and Paws can get the poor discarded BC to Orlando on the 15th if he can get to Knoxville, TN by 11:30 a.m. The shelter can keep him safe for a bit while transport is worked out. Do you suppose between Jean and company this can be worked out??