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Year old petrified pittie at high kill shelter in California out of time

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Lainie is a one-year-old pit bull who has been labeled "rescue only" at the high kill shelter of San Bernardino County's Devore Shelter. She has been at the shelter since Feb. 26.

A rescue organization has pledged to help, however until there is room, Lainie must be pulled from the shelter and be placed in a qualified foster home.

A volunteer writes about temperament tests at crowded city shelters. She states:

"Do NOT let the RESCUE ONLY - 'deemed' behavior-label by Devore Shelter deter you. More often than not once out of the Shelter the dog (or cat or other animal) gets relaxed because he/she feels safe and expresses normal and often sweet behavior and is NOT aggressive or fearful at all. There are many dogs initial labeled as RO and rescued out of Devore Shelter LIVING PROOFS of not having behavioral issues at all."

There has been no more information made available about Lainie's temperament, however we do know that dogs live in the moment; they don't think about the past much - nor the future. We do know however, that many dogs who wind up in shelters, have not had enough exercise or leadership from their human companions.

Not everyone speaks "dog language," and too often dogs are evaluated in the most stressful conditions. Full grown dogs who have been dumped by irresponsible owners can be helped and live wonderful lives as responsible and loving canine citizens.

Lainie's story has been shared 1,500 times. Follow along on Facebook on the group, Devore Shelter Cal Urgent Dogs by clicking here.

Please refer to #A587541 for Lainie. Funds have been pledged to help with her rescue efforts.

Devore Shelter in San Bernardino County, CA
Devore, CA 92407
(909) 386-9820, ext 0
Hours of Operation:
M, T, TH, F: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
W: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

dsmith@dph.sbcounty.gov -AND- kpapp@dph.sbcounty.gov -AND- GBeck@dph.sbcounty.gov

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