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As I understand it, this shelter lists 'stray dogs in holding' such as this poor soul as 'Lost/Found'. 'Lost/found' is not visible to adopters searching on Petfinder, so these dogs' only chance is rescue. Looks like the shelter only works with rescues, but two local rescues can pull for individual adopters.

Lost / Found German Shepherd Dog: 1351: Petfinder

1351 - Lost/Found
German Shepherd Dog

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Adult
Female
Dog
Pet ID: 1351





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aco pickup on request near 2100 s weller on 08-25-2010. 60lbs

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Posted on SITUATIONS REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ATTENTION - KY_CENTRAL today:

Halfway Home is the main rescue that pulls from this shelter. They are not affiliated with the shelter in anyway. The shelter only works with rescues. They have attitude when it comes to the public as they don't deal with them on any level. If you are interested in any of the dogs in this shelter, please contact Latichia Duffy at Halfway Home Rescue at [email protected] or Dianas Grove at [email protected]. Both of these rescues will pull a dog for an adopter!


Halfway Home Rescue's petfinder page for additional contact information: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MO508.html
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE CONFUSED, THIS IS NOT HALFWAY HOME SHELTER IN KANSAS CITY MO!!!

Springfield-Greene County Animal Control
Springfield, MO
Website: Springfield-Greene County Animal Control

Springfield MO: Heart Stick Shelter

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POSTED 8/28 ~ Dogs that are not on stray hold can be PTS on Wednesday or Fridays.

If you are a 501(3)c rescue or have your MO Dept. of Agriculture License, you can contact the facility directly to tag a dog:

Email for rescues: [email protected] Or [email protected] OR [email protected]
FOR OUT OF STATE RESCUES THAT WOULD LIKE A DOG PULLED AND BOARDED UNTIL TRANSPORT PLEASE CONTACT LATICHIA DUFFY AT HALFWAY HOME RESCUE IN CLINTON MO: [email protected]


Animals in the "Currently Housed" are still on stray hold and not available for release until their 5 day hold is up. Once they are moved to the "Our Adoptable" list they are considered urgent!


 

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Well, that made me cry. I will see if she can be pulled by rescue. I don't know where she is as far as the stray hold status time. Hopefully she is in good enough shape to be "reclaimed".
 

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Thank you, Samba. If there could be help on the way...

The shelter's web page Springfield-Greene County Health Department - Animal Control has much information, just checked it. They seem to work hard to place dogs in rescue, and they do check rescue organizations. Downloaded the pdf for rescue organizations under 'Common Questions'. On holding time:

"Dogs found running at large must be held for at least five days and this must include a weekend before they are eligible for rescue. Owner-surrendered animals are available for rescue immediately. Because of the small size of our shelter the maximum time we will hold an animal for a rescue organization is 10 days from the date the animal was impounded."

Since it says she was found on the 25th, she would only have until Monday the 30th, plus another five days if a rescue works on pulling her.

This pdf also states that C.A.R.E., one of the two local rescue organizations the shelter works with, typically comes in on Fri and Mon afternoons to tag dogs for pull, so they will have seen her on Friday afternoon and have some information on how she presents. Shelter also has an attending vet listed.

This one brought me to tears, too. The suffering, and also the indignity. Poor dear dog.
 

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PS Says that pts dates are Wed and Fri, so she has until Wed.
She should be available for rescue on Monday the 30th when her 5 days are over.
 

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I wish i lived closer so i could take her home to live with me.She look's so depressed,it's as if she has given up on life.Linzi
 

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Yeah, she made me cry again this morning! What is that??
Surely my husband will cry about another dog in the house too!

I heard from a rescue that can pull. I will have to work out how to pick her up. I have a busy week and then a trip to Michigan on Labor Day. My DH is going to kiiiillll, me.

I hope she is a good dog that can find a permanent home. I can't keep her as mine.
 

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Thank you Samba! - heartstick is a horrible way to die, so you will be saving this sweet older gal from a very unpleasant fate. Good luck on getting her out.....
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Let us hope this sad pound gets a new life... just saw this today

Springfield, MO Animal Control/City Council - Please Share Far and Wide
by Kristy Ritter on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 6:01pm
After a long conversation Monday night with Latichia from Halfway Home Rescue in Clinton, MO, I found out that the letters and emails that everyone has been writing has caught the attention of the city council, enough to make them take notice. They had a meeting with a group of rescues and wanted to get their opinions and what options they thought the shelter has. THEY EVEN WENT TO THE SHELTER TO SEE FOR THEIR OWN EYES!!!! The decision was made that there needs to be a new shelter built where they could change their policies, possibly becoming a public adoption shelter. This is all still in the "talk" stages as funding is the biggest obsticle. They are going to be looking into grants to help with a new shelter. IF anyone has dealings with grant writing or working on grants your help would be greatly appreciated!! Please email me at [email protected] if you are able to help.
For the time being, everyone please keep emailing/writing to the city council to keep the shelter fresh on their mind. Please, please, please be respectful when writing/emailing. Threatening or violent letters won't help the cause.
Here are the city council members email addresses:
MAYOR Jim O'Neal: [email protected]
Nick Ibarra (Zone 1): [email protected]
Cindy Rushefsky (Zone 2): [email protected]
Jerry Compton (Zone 3): [email protected]
Scott Bailes (Zone 4): [email protected]
Bob Stephens (General A): [email protected]
John Rush (General B): [email protected]
Doug Burlison (General C): [email protected]
Dan Chiles (General D, Mayor Pro Term): [email protected]

The above mentioned people are the ones that are going to make the difference in getting this shelter changed. Please every letter counts and YOUR VOICE NEEDS TO BE HEARD!!!!
 

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Let me know if you need help Samba. I volunteer for Missouri German Shepherd Rescue and Midwest Dog Rescue Network in Omaha, NE. We can list her for you or potentially find another foster if you need help. Please PM me if you need anything, thanks so much for helping :)
 

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Thank you, Samba. It's wonderful. We'll be sending good wishes tomorrow morning for her and for you. May she adjust well and recover, and stand tall one day soon.
 

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I am too tired to get pictures, but will get them soon. It was a 200 mile trip to get her. Our vet was booked but he took us in. We called on the way home with her and went directly to the office.

She is heartworm negative. Yay! I think she is lovely, all 54 boney pounds of her. Skin is a wreck and she was flea infested. Her ears are so bad they are hypertrophied nearly closed and full of yeast and bacteria.

She got a lot of treatment started and then had her medicated bath. Though she is obviously in pain, her spirits have really picked up. Nice temperament on her. I keep saying she is beautiful, but my friend says I have a very good imagination!
 

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yes, updates if you have time please...
 
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