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Update: German Shepherds face kill shelter after retired police officer dies

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Several days ago, this Examiner wrote about six beautiful German Shepherds in Aiken, SC who were facing being turned in to a county shelter, where they would be euthanized if their heartworm test was positive. Since a seventh dog in the group who has already been adopted tested light positive for heartworms, there is a fear that one or more of these dogs would test light positive.

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As of today, one of the dogs, Jade, has been adopted. Forrest has an injury on his leg, but he will need a home in a few days. Scarlett and Shadow both are in urgent need of rescue or adoption, or face ending up at the shelter, where there is a significant possibility they will be killed. In fact, the shelter has told the owner that any of the six who test positive for heartworms upon surrender will be euthanized.

The situation took a turn for the worse over the weekend when the friend who is caring for the dogs gave them some off-leash time, and during a thunderstorm, two of the dogs bolted and as of the time this article is written have not yet been found. If you're in the Aiken area and see these two dogs, Storm and Plop (see photos in slideshow), please let Christy Moorely know by texting her at (803) 646-6614.

All of the dogs have been housebroken, but they have not been spayed or neutered/

The dogs belonged to Moorely's husband, a retired police officer, who died of cancer. She recently lost her home, and is not able to keep the dogs. A friend stepped up and took the dogs in temporarily but because of complaints from neighbors about the dogs barking, the friend can no longer keep them. Sadly, their surrender to the Aiken County Animal Shelter unless a rescue, foster, or adoptive home can be found.

Surely someone out there can help this woman, who has already lost so much, not have to deal with the death of her beloved dogs. If you can provide any assistance, please contact Christy Moorely as soon as possible by texting her at (803) 646-6614.

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