Family of dogs unfamiliar with human contact pulls on our heartstrings

At the Clayton County Animal Control in Ellenwood, Georgia, a family of dogs unfamiliar with human contact pulls on the heartstrings of staff and volunteers alike. The dogs arrived at the shelter on January 11, and it was originally hoped given some time – they would all decompress and come around. Sadly, that has not been the case.

Check out their video:

SEMI-FERAL FAMILY IN URGENT NEED OF RESCUE! This family (ID#A008635-A008639) has pulled on our heartstrings since their arrival January 11th. We originally hoped with time they would decompress and come around, but that has been unsuccessful. We believe out of the five, one is the mom and the other four are her pups. As you can see from the video, this family is unfamiliar with human contact, which leads us to believe they are semi-feral. Upon intake they allowed us to vaccinate them, but since then, there has been very limited interaction with them. The mom and two of her pups will approach the kennel for treats but quickly retreat to the back of the kennel with remaining family. They obviously look to one another for security and prefer avoidance over aggression. Splitting them between kennels would help them calm down some, but we do not have the kennel space to do so. Unfortunately, due to their temperament, the chances of them being adopted are very low and many of our rescues don’t have the resources to take on a semi-feral family. We need these fur-babies networked far and wide to ensure they are given a second chance. The sooner they are out, the better their chances will be. If you are a licensed rescue group and can take this family (A008635-A008639), please email rescue.coordinator@claytoncountyga.gov or call our Adoption Center at 770-347-0210.

Posted by Clayton County Animal Control on Friday, January 17, 2020

“We believe out of the five, one is the mom and the other four are her pups,” the shelter posted on their Facebook page hoping to find a rescue organization to help. “As you can see from the video, this family is unfamiliar with human contact, which leads us to believe they are semi-feral.

Upon intake they allowed us to vaccinate them, but since then, there has been very limited interaction with them.”

The mother dog, along with two of the puppies, will approach the front of the their kennel for treats, but quickly retreat to the rear and rejoin the others. They look to each other for safety and security. And yes, it would be a good idea to separate them, but at the current time there are no available kennels.

“Unfortunately, due to their temperaments, the chances of them being adopted are very low and many of our rescues don’t have the resources to take on a semi-feral family,” the shelter added.

Share the plight of these dogs to approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. We are all they have. Please take a moment and read their story – it’s not their fault, yet no one has been able to help them.

If you are a licensed rescue group and can take this family (A008635-A008639), please email rescue.coordinator@claytoncountyga.gov or call our Adoption Center at 770-347-0210.

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1 reply
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    I AM POSITIVE THERE ARE RESCUE ANGELS THAT ARE
    CAPABLE OF HELPING THIS POOR FAMILY–THEY ARE
    THE MOST INNOCENT OF VICTIMS AND DESERVE THIS
    HELP!

    Reply

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