Socially Imperfect Resident - DAISY JO
Daisy Jo is NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION...want to read why? Her story will break your heart.
Daisy Jo was rescued 8 years ago from hell. Literally a life of hell. She came from a hoarding situation and she was living in a 10x10 cage with 11 other dogs. There was a roof on the cage and 1 dog house on top of 4' of poop. yes...that's FOUR FEET of poop. The other dog house was buried in the poop. There was a dead dog exposed in the poop pile and I can only imagine how many were buried in that pile. The dogs were not spayed/neutered and were NEVER TOUCHED. The owner would feed/water them and that was it. When the numbers got out of control (MORE than now?) family members would come shoot a bunch of dogs...and the cycle would continue. Want to see a quick video of that horrific cage? check here: https://youtu.be/3yBPPHbPpIE
Daisy Jo is a feral girl. Feral means...wild. Like a wild raccoon or deer. She's not tame. She doesn't want touched or petted by humans. Her life before was fighting to survive. She was the low one on the totem pole in that cage. The other dogs were attacking her while we were there. They'd turn on her constantly. She had no shelter. She was estimated to be 4-6 years old. This poor dog. 4-6 years in that hellish existence. 4-6 years of screaming when multiple dogs would attack her. 4-6 years of trying to crowd together for warmth to survive the cold. 1 dog house...11 dogs. You do the math. I don't know how any of them survived.
She came to our place and has had a life of food, toys, bones, and the ability to have air conditioning and heating. She has the biggest indoor/outdoor space in our facility. She doesn't have to fight to exist anymore. She loves chew bones and adores canned food. Daisy Jo doesn't have a sponsor, can you be her sponsor? $50 a month gives her toys/chew bones/and canned food!
Now, let me tell you about our Socially Imperfect Residents Program.
We provide sanctuary for those socially awkward animals. Those who have overwhelming fear and anxiety of new people or places, and those who have triggers that sometimes make them lash out to defend themselves. As long as they pose no significant danger to their caretakers and we can keep them happy they will have a safe place to stay with us.
I’m a socially awkward person. In crowds I can only tolerate so much before it exhausts me and I want to leave. If I was to ever be put in a shelter I could see myself being a shut down type or (more likely) one acting aggressive because of the fear/danger I see myself in.
I’m not a social butterfly…does that mean I shouldn’t be allowed to live?
Sadly, in the case of shelter dogs they often are the ones euthanized. The one rescues overlook because PEOPLE overlook them. People assume they ‘didn’t connect’ when meeting or looking at that specific dog, often that’s not the case. These dogs need a bit of time, a bit of TLC, and some understanding in order to start to connect. Most of the time if you give them a chance they turn out to be wonderful dogs. They may never want to go to a dog park, or go to a pet store, but they will be your most loyal companion and best friend at home.
If a rescue takes one of these dogs in, some will euthanize because the dog needs time to adjust and they won’t give it the time, others will keep the dog and try to find a home for him/her no matter how long it takes. We’re one of the ones that makes a commitment to that dog. We will do whatever we can to keep the dog happy. This requires a long term commitment and sponsorship is always needed.
Can you help?