I would call this post a feel good story! Ragland Alabama is sadly a dumping ground for many pets. Some people have no care for animals in this world and when they don’t want a pet anymore, they drive somewhere remote, release the animal, and drive away. For the past few weeks someone abandoned a black dog near the Neely Henry Dam along AL-144. Some people have left food so the dog would not go hungry. And someone even put out a shelter for the dog! But this dog was a danger to the driving public.
This black dog would at times go out and chase a car in the middle of the road! So you know if this continued it would not be long before this dog was struck and killed. So on Sunday I decided to attempt a rescue of this dog. I used my mom’s dog Georgina so this dog would feel comfortable with me. And it worked! Enjoy the video of the rescue below!
It took some time for the dog to get comfortable with me and Georgina. But after a little while the dog climbed into the back seat of my car and I was able to shut the door. This black dog is a boy and it sure looked liked he wanted a play mate! The dog was barking and raising his paw because he wanted Georgina to play with him. The dog never got aggressive or tried to bite me and I was able to pet him many times.
Yes, my mom was a little surprised that I was able to rescue this dog from the side of the road. The car ride from my mom’s house to the Animal Shelter of Pell City was good. The dog was a little nervous but he handled the car ride very well! I was petting him here and there to make him feel comfortable.
When we got to the animal shelter we put on a leash and took him to the cage. It was a struggle as the dog was not used to a leash so we had to stop at times to let the dog catch his breath. While we were at the shelter there was another puppy who was just left there. The facility is surrounded by a fence and you have to enter through a side gate and take your pet to a cage and fill out some paperwork if you want to abandon an animal. This person just put the puppy inside the fence and left. Thankfully the animal shelter has cameras so they can find out who just leaves animals without properly putting them in a cage.
After putting both dogs in cages which had plenty of water it started to rain and get cold. So I thought I did an awesome thing by getting this dog to safety before the rain and cold set in. I am hoping someone was maybe looking for this lost dog but I do think someone just abandoned it! And this is a huge problem in the state of Alabama. Hopefully someone will adopt this dog if it’s not claimed. He would make a great dog for a family and he has lots of energy because he wanted to play with my mom’s dog Georgina.
Alright Geek Alabama readers I need you to vote for someone who really deserves it. YouTube is holding the On the Rise program. This means the YouTube channel Gone to the Snow Dogs has the chance to be featured on the YouTube homepage for 1 day. Being featured on the front page of YouTube is huge for anyone. This channel would benefit from the extra viewers seeing the lives of three Siberian Huskies named Shiloh, Shelby, and Oakley. Here is a video from the channel talking about the vote.
I love seeing animal videos on YouTube. Animals should be respected and loved! Sure some people in Alabama view animals as property and mistreat them. But YouTube channels like Gone to the Snow Dogs show the beauty of animals and dogs. You have until September 19th to vote and you can click on the link to vote! https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=1fe067&t=1fe067.40
Just click on the check mark beside Gone to the Snow Dogs. And to inspire you to vote; here are two videos I have made with my mom’s dog Georgina. Learn more about Gone to the Snow Dogs at: http://www.gonetothesnowdogs.com/.
Tonight I wanted to share this viral video from ASPCA. It shows a cat becoming a hovercat! Some great camera and computer techniques went into this video. And if ABC News Nightline anchor Dan Harris can adopt; you can too! Go to your local shelter and adopt a pet today!
And while we are on the pet topic. This funny photo going around on the internet has gotten everyone’s attention. This magazine cover from Tails Magazine shows Rachael Ray with her dog and the reasons why she likes to cook her family and dog. Wait where are the commas? The magazine has come out and said this cover was photo-shopped. But it sure gave everyone a laugh.
My mom’s dog Georgina is so spoiled they have to take her outside at night with a flashlight. That’s right; they shine a flashlight at the spots Georgina likes to sniff and then she uses the bathroom. The dog will not go outside at night without someone carrying a flashlight. Just watch the video below and see what I mean.
Dog Going Out by Flashlight
Georgina loves seeing me coming over to mom’s house. I have to love her for hours on end. And when I go over I usually brush her. And she has a lot of hair that comes out.
You have to wonder what Georgina is thinking when I come over. She loves the petting and treats I always give her. So what is going through her head when she sees me.
Give me a treat!
Come on; Love me!
That love feels good!
Yep! My mom has one very spoiled dog! And I think she knows what a camera is. Because I always get great dog pictures!
I am an huge animal lover. I got it from my mom to repsect animals. They have feelings too and want to be respected just like people do. And abusing animals is the worst thing you can do. But look at these statistics from the ASPCA.
Twenty-five percent of dogs who enter local shelters are purebred.
Only 10 percent of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. About 75 percent of owned pets are neutered.
Five out of ten dogs in shelters and seven out of ten cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them.
This is a great time of the year to consider adopting an animal from a local animal shelter. Kids just love to have a pet and adults will have the comfort of knowing that a pet does not care how rough your day was. They will come for you with a wagging tail knowing that you care about them. And adopting a pet from an animal shelter reduces the pet population from a shelter and less pets are euthanized. Another fact to consider is getting a pet who is either spayed or neutered. This makes the pet behave better and reduces the pet population. You can either go to an local animal shelter as a family to adopt a pet or even better. Get a gift certificate so they can go down to an animal shelter to choose the right pet. So give an pet the best wish from Santa Paws. Give them a good and loving home for the holidays!