A shepherd mix was abandoned in a crate on a hot day in Irvington, New Jersey. According to the Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter, the female dog dubbed Genesis, was discovered with a thick cable wrapped tightly around her leg and a few empty food bowls.
An animal control officer from the City of Irvington arrived to rescue the abandoned dog – the shelter wrote:
The ACO from Irvington, Alex, arrived on the scene to find a frightened, apprehensive dog that didn’t quite know what to make of this stranger that was there to help her. Once she realized she was in good hands, Genesis relaxed and was happy to be brought to the safety of our AHS Newark facility.
Abandoned shepherd’s history
No one, aside from the person who abandoned her, will truly know Genesis’ history. However, the shelter was able to determine that the two-year-old dog has had puppies and there is speculation that her prior owner may have profited from the sale of those pups.
The shepherd’s future
Genesis is safe – now the search for a new family can begin. The shelter provided some insight to her personality:
She is shy when she first meets someone, but within minutes of knowing you, she nudges her head against your hand and wants you to pet her. If you should stop, she’ll nudge you again for more attention. She truly loves people and is such a sweet, mild-mannered girl. She jumps at the sound of other dogs but does not seem to dislike them at all, she just prefers a more quiet situation. She would do best in a more commotion-free home, where she can take her time to settle in and get used to her new, happy, safe life.
Help for Genesis
You can help Genesis, and other discarded pets like her, by making a donation to the Res-Q Fund. Click here or text ResQ to 501501 to make a $10 donation.
Genesis is available for adoption from the AHS/Popcorn Park facility.
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