Update 8/10/14: Helen has been rescued.
A deaf, mostly blind senior German shepherd mix was recently surrendered to the Orangeburg County Animal Control in South Carolina.
The following information has been shared about this elderly dog:
Senior Shepherd X, Almost completely blind & deaf, she is not good with kids and small dogs, but was calm around adults…just nervous probably because of sight loss. Shepherd X, 10 year or older, 50 lbs (very skinny)
This senior girl needs an immediate rescue. She is an owner turn in, so there is no hold time required,
Senior dogs are often at a disadvantage at animal control agencies because few adopters are seeking out a dog who is in the twilight of its life. Helen has her age working against her, as well as her sight and hearing impairment.
Despite the odds against her, while she is still alive, there is hope that she might be rescued and given the opportunity to enjoy her last years of life in the company of a loving guardian who can see beyond her physical limitations.
Helen was scheduled to be put down today, but she was granted an extension through Friday. As of Wednesday night, the friends of Orangeburg County Animal Control advised that Helen was still at the facility with no holds from rescue agencies or potential adopters.
Please take a moment to network Helen's information.
Orangeburg County Animal Control
1596 ELLIS AVE
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115
Phone (803) 534-0045
Email: email@example.com or Phone 803-426-3414
Note: Please direct ALL inquiries about this dog to the contact which is listed above.
Facebook thread for Helen here.
The shelter hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
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