|We found Happy at the very same shelter that we pulled Branson from less than 2 weeks ago. He was first brought to our attention by our Facebook watchdog, Kathy J, but thereafter several people emailed with a plea for his rescue since, on his available date of 11/27, Happy has been deemed "RESCUE ONLY." According to the shelter, "...appears overwhelmed and fearful in the kennel environment. He has not tried to bite, but displays avoidance behavior and allowed minimal interaction." What that said to us is that this youngster is completely overwhelmed by the shelter environment. (How would you feel on your first night alone in a maximum security PRISON?)
We reached out to our dear friend, Cindy, and asked her to go and meet Happy. We spoke to Cindy from the shelter and she said that this boy was desperately trying to make physical contact with the shelter worker that had come into his kennel to show him to Cindy. When Cindy told us that he was "belly crawling" across the kennel floor to try and get to the shelter worker, we had to save him. Any dog that is willing to conquer his fear in order to get closer to a human deserves the chance to get up close and personal with a human of his own.
Cindy pulled Happy on the spot and drove him to Rialto where he will await transport to Phoenix.
According to Cindy: "He is so scared; had to be carried out to the truck. He has not been aggressive or even tried to bite. I think the leash around his muzzle was just for them at the shelter. Took awhile to get out of the truck (once at Rialto). He does wag his tail and ha licked my hand. So afraid. He is in good shape. ...I think he would have been PTS He really seems he wants to be loved; does not know how."
Adoption fee to be determined.