Wednesday, November 22, 2006
I first saw Kansas the chow chow mix at my volunteer orientation at the North Central shelter in Lincoln Heights. He was hanging back in his pen and looked like he might be a biter, but one of the animal technicians (who happened to be standing nearby) told me that he was just shy. So I bent down and coaxed him to the bars, and he let me scratch his head. Such a sweet boy.
Some dogs have a hard time coping with these big shelters, and can you blame them? You know they can smell the death in the air. Kansas isn't redlined yet, but he's on the list - probably because he doesn't run to the front of his cage every time someone walks by. But that doesn't mean he isn't a nice dog. He just needs a little patience and understanding.
Take him home today!
MALE CHOW CHOW MIX, 5 YEARS OLD at NORTH CENTRAL SHELTER
Call L.A. Animal Services at 888.452.7381 to adopt Kansas or go to www.laanimalservices.com for his shelter location.
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