Monday, August 11, 2014

Southern IN: URGENT! Foster the GSD mix needs a FOSTER BY FRIDAY

There are two Saturday and a Sunday message herebelow from TERRY EDDINGS who is the contact.

From: Katie Walter <>
Date: Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 6:36 PM
Subject: ANOTHER UPDATE! - Southern, IN - URGENT!! - Will be Euthanized Monday morning!!

From: terry eddings []
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:43 PM
To: Katie Walter
Subject: Re: UPDATE: Southern, IN - URGENT!! - Will be Euthanized Monday morning!!

Ok, the girl that found him has agreed to foster him until Friday but no longer. She's leaving to go out of the country on a mission trip.  If rescue or foster isn't found I had to agree to come get him and take him to be euthanized.  That's the only way she would agree to do this.  It will be one of the hardest things I've had to do.  Have a sweet dog euthanized because he has no place to go and no one wants him.  We are picking him up from the shelter tomorrow after work.  Please continue to beg anyone you know that could help and by all means continue to pray for him.  He needs your prayers. 

Just a note one of the girls at the shelter went in today and spent a little time with him.  She said he's very insecure but she does think once out of that environment he will do much better.  He just needs someone to give him a chance.  If I can get better pictures tomorrow I will send out another email.


On Aug 10, 2014, at 11:19 AM, "Katie Walter" wrote:
From: terry eddings      (at
Sent: Saturday, August 9, 2014 3:27 PM
UPDATE: Southern, IN **URGENT!!
- Will be Euthanized Monday morning!! 

I just received notice the local rescue will pull Foster from Ogle IF a foster home can be found. 
As I said before, I think he would do well, at least until he's comfortable, to foster as an outside dog.  I have a dog house and outside kennel someone could use if they will agree to foster him. 
But again, I have to know before Monday morning.  He will be euthanized Monday morning.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: terry eddings      (at
Date: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 4:08 PM
Southern, IN **URGENT!!
- Will be Euthanized Monday morning!! 
I sent out an email last week about this poor baby.  I had no offers at all.  He's been at Ogle Animal shelter in Jeffersonville since Monday, and is not doing good at all.  My friend and I wanted to go during the week to walk him just to try to keep his stress level down but weren't allowed to because he was on stray hold. I spoke with Ogle at 2:30 (they close at 3:00) today and was told he's not doing well in that environment at all.  He is becoming more aggressive every day toward other dogs, and will not be placed for adoption, but I could come walk him today.  Wasn't enough time for me to get there today.  I called back to be sure I could come Monday and was told he would be put down Monday morning because he was getting to aggressive toward the other dogs.  My heart is breaking.  He's not even getting a chance.  And I think he's had a pretty rough life and now this.  If there's anyone at all that can help save him please call me before Monday morning 

I will get the cost of having him neutered and brought up to date on shots covered, if a good rescue can be found in time to save him.  I was going to get better pictures but since I haven't been allowed to see him I'm sending the ones I have.  He does look somewhat mean, but I promise he was not at all what they are describing while at my house.   

Please see my original email below with info about Foster (that's what we we're calling him).

Well, I've had no offers at all to foster this poor baby.  We named him Foster, hoping that would bring him a bit of luck, but obviously it did not.  I've only had him since Friday but I can tell you he is a real sweetheart.  My friend that found him is taking him to Ogle tomorrow.  Please say a prayer for him

Poor baby deserves a break.  I think it's possible he's been abused.  If you raise your hand, move quickly, clap, etc he cowls and backs up.  I have seen no aggression with him at all. He's just timid. Something that's really hard is this afternoon he actually acted like he wanted to play but didn't know how.  I tried a few things but he really didn't know what to do.  He's getting more comfortable and not quite as scared.  And that's just since Friday.  He just needs a little love and attention.   
I think he would be fine if fostered outside. I think that's what he's use to.  He's fine with 2 of my dogs.  The other has dog aggressions issues, and she actually went after him.  He defended himself a bit but backed down from her quickly.  As I said, no aggression from him.  

If you know of anyone that would be willing to foster this guy please contact me ASAP.   His pictures do not do him justice.  He does look kind of mean but he is not.  One he looks like he's growling but I promise he is not.  No food aggression. I even picked up his bowl while he was eating to move it and nothing.  Very gentle when taking treats from us also.  People that have seen him in person said maybe Shepherd mix about 5 yrs old.  Foster is about 40-45 lbs. 

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