Current Status: HomedShelley's needs
a supportive family to offer time and tolerance to allow their new dog to settle. NB Our Rescue asks owners to maintain dogs on lead in public spaces and manage encounters, as dog law changes place dog's lives at greater risk.Known background:
Shelley was tied to a flat door handle petrified to be approached. She had to be catch poled. Dog warden identified her owner, who had lots of dealing with the police and is illegally breeding; domestic abuse; drugs and criminal dealings. Shelley will have definitely been abused and has been heavily bred from in past. We stepped forwards to offer a Rescue place and save Shelley's life. We will have to rehabilitate her and gently build trust. We debated whether we had the means in terms of circumstance and financial ability to support her longterm but we all agreed she was owed this, with us as replenishing her faith in human nature and we were her only chance. Shelley was in foster in Newbury
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***PLEASE HELP: We have to ask for suggested min. donation £175 at the time of adoption, to support so many dogs in kennels. We have no state sponsorship and exist on the goodwill of the public and our supporters. Rescue Remedies offers their dogs back up for life.Shelley's Thread below: Watch progress through our Rescue Original Referral:
Hi Lynne, As discussed this is Shelley the American Bulldog in police kennels. She was found tied to a door handle of a flat. Was very nervous aggressive and had to be poled sadly to be moved. She went to the police kennels as better suited for her where she has settled down but they agreed she is still nervous and has clearly been abused.
I know who the owner is although he is currently AWOL (Absent without leave) and not known where currently living. He is well known to me from over the years however for animal welfare, breeding, drugs and severe domestic violence to his family. Not nice individual and I can say with all certainty that it is likely to have beaten her etc. She has also been bred from.
The police have said she's not aggressive as such but will need lots of rehabilitation due to her abandonment fears.
Some pics enclosed, I only have until FRIDAY 14th August before she will be PTS - if it was a case of being a couple of days for a guaranteed space then may be able to argue the point but she isn't in my care so its not my budget sadly. Ax Dog warden
We have been in heavy negotiation since and now have the transport organisaed and the dog warden has raised funds to pay for extra kennelling days saving her life.