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Hardy2
August 30, 2006

Shelter Stories



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Trevor (click for larger version)
Trevor

Despite the weather, you're responding by calling and adopting our dogs. Thank you. Last week's dog, Baby, the Pit Bull, whom I expected to linger a long time because of the unfair stigma attached to her breed — because of cruel often brutal owners — has a new home in Connecticut.

Kerri-Bear, the black Lab mix has a new home in East Hampton. We're hoping the youngster of the family gets used to her. Young children need to be brought along slowly. I will keep you informed. King, the Golden mix left tied to a door, now has more volunteers asking about him and walking him. Same with Summer and Sheba. Our first column dog Snooper has completely settled into a lovely home after seeing his owner murdered. R.S.V.P thanks you, readers.

This week's dog is Trevor, a young, handsome black shepherd/collie mix. A stray abandoned in Riverhead, Trevor has white and tan markings, is neutered and weighs about 40 pounds. Living at the 60- acre horse farm donated by a column reader (thank you) brought him around, but he's still scared of men. The vet who examined Trevor said this will pass, and it is as he gets a chance to trust again. Caring people make the difference. The owner makes the dog, folks.

That's why R.S.V.P. believes in rehabilitation — euthanasia only as a last resort. Trevor sleeps in his own stall in a barn, likes horses now, gets along with the dogs on the property but enjoys his freedom most of all. (Some foster home.) If you want to meet Trevor, please call 728-3524. And don't forget my King, Summer and Sheba. They need homes badly. Time for their luck to change. All a shelter dog needs is patience and love. You'll never regret adopting one. I have four.

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