|Yet another victim of overcrowding due to the California wild fires, Sloan was discovered in a kill shelter which had been selected to receive dogs that had been displaced and/or lost due to the fires. The shelter had put out a plea to all rescues, asking for help. "The shelter is FULL! Due to the fires, we are taking in all evacuated dogs; also a lot of dogs getting lost. The ones already here are now in danger!!"
We reached out to the shelter and were told, "This German Shepherd is an unaltered male. He came in as a stray wearing a collar but sadly his family has not come in to reclaim him. We have kenneled him with numerous dogs with no incidents. He is social with handlers and weighs almost 80lbs."
Apparently Sloan appeared on a television newscast of the fire situation, and we began receiving email after email about him, asking us to please save him. We inquired further, and another shelter representative emailed back, "This dog has had multiple kennelmates and is social with ALL handlers. He is an unaltered male German Shepherd that came in as a stray in the field. Because he has had multiple kennelmates he should be good to go to the adoption floor. Again, we are allowing ALL Rescues to take any dogs from the adoption floor free of charge due to making room for the evacuee dogs. We are closed Sunday and Monday but Brittany will be here Monday to assist with Rescue pulls."
With literally no room at the inn, boarding fees already racking up for our "waiting to come in" list, AND a request that we take a young pair from Texas, we took Sunday to mull over the situation. Another of our email friends reached out with a plea of her own, "S*** J*** Shelter FULL. They're taking in all the evacuated animals, and are having to move the remaining dogs, asking rescue groups to take FREE or they will have to euthanize them. Here is a gorgeous White Shepherd, I saw him on TV as they were showing the S*** J*** shelter and rushed to the website... ."
After a restless night, Monday morning came, and Sloan was still in danger and so we gave our dear Facebook friend, Kathy J, the go-ahead to send the rescue commitment to the shelter for Sloan. He will be pulled today by our favorite transporter, Tera, and taken to Crossroads where he will remain until space opens up in Phoenix.
When we asked Tera if she had her little boy with her when she transported Sloan she said, "Yes I did but they didnít interact. Heís mellow so should be ok [with kids]."
UPDATE 9/15: Sloan was transported to Phoenix this afternoon. When we first met him, we had to do a double take -- he's very handsome! His pictures definitely did not do him justice!
Sloan is now neutered, up-to-date on shots and microchipped. This handsome fella is ready for the rest of his life. He needs a strong leader so that he can be confident that leader "has his back." He is not fond of male dogs, so dog parks are not on his dance card, but he has gotten along with several females at his temporary foster home with one of our staff members. Proper introductions are a must, although Sloan would be perfectly fine being an "only child."
Adoption fee $395.00.