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Unique German shepherd too frightened to look at the camera
Examiner.com ^ | March 12, 2012 | Penny Eims

Posted on 03/13/2012 1:41:19 PM PDT by Altariel

San Antonio, TX

When I woke up this morning to a slew of emails, I had the sinking thought, "it is going to be one of those days".

One of the days where there are multiple requests to feature dogs in need - multiple dogs who desperately need a chance.

How does one pick and choose a certain dog to feature? Trust me, it isn't easy.

But this one photo of a young, uniquely colored German shepherd a the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services facility touched my heart.

This dog is so frightened that he cannot stand.

He is so frightened that he cannot look at the camera.

This one, sad photo is all that he has to help him get out of the facility alive.

Unfortunately, there is absolutely no information provided for his profile. Nothing to indicate if he was a surrender or a stray.

Nothing that states "Loves to play ball" or "longs for affection".

All that we can see is fear.

He is still a puppy - life should be full of fun and new experiences right now. He should not be behind bars waiting to die.

He looks as if he could use a calm, reassuring person who has a soft voice and gentle hand.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; germanshepherd; sanantonio; texas
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1 posted on 03/13/2012 1:41:24 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

2 posted on 03/13/2012 1:43:11 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Altariel

3 posted on 03/13/2012 1:43:24 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Altariel
Poor pup.


4 posted on 03/13/2012 1:43:59 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:altariel/index?tab=articles

You seem to post a lot of this Piggy Eims stuff from examiner.

Have you a financial stake in that sack-of-poo blog?


5 posted on 03/13/2012 1:45:21 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Altariel

Two years ago this July we rescued a dachshund who had belonged to our daughter’s birth grandmother who had died. Grandma had rescued him just a year earlier from who knows what nightmare which left him with only three usable legs. When we first got him he snapped and growled. Oh, and he has asthma. 14 pounds. Now he is the happiest most joyful critter I know.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 1:46:14 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Altariel

I wish I had the room to adopt an animal, I’d do it in a heartbeat.

I hope somebody will rescue him and work with a qualified dog trainer to bring his real personality out.


7 posted on 03/13/2012 1:50:59 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Altariel

The linked article says he was going to be euthanized on March 6. Does anyone know if that happened? Hope not.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 1:51:08 PM PDT by LifePath
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To: thackney

Thank you for posting that. :-)


9 posted on 03/13/2012 1:52:30 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

My goofy pooch for some reason picked up a fear of cameras. If you try to take his picture he tries to slink away.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 1:54:43 PM PDT by DManA
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To: LifePath

I don’t know for certain. Based on reading of the comments, it looks like several people want to adopt him.

Hopefully he will find a good home with a kind, responsible owner shortly.


11 posted on 03/13/2012 1:54:53 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: LifePath

Here is the information on the pooch:

A203580

My name is Austin(a).

I am a brown and tricolor neutered male. I am about 1 year old.

German Shepherd Dog mix

Animal Care Services - Hwy 151

S1036

0012 Days


12 posted on 03/13/2012 1:55:58 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: humblegunner

No I do not.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 1:56:34 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: humblegunner

Could you, for once, just shut up. I don’t care where he posted it from or if he’s making a million dollars doing it, if it gets this poor little puppy adopted.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 1:57:20 PM PDT by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: Altariel

That’s good to know that.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 1:57:32 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Altariel

I just sent them an email saying I would adopt him. Hope I get lucky and can bring him home.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 1:58:05 PM PDT by LifePath
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To: Altariel

If I weren’t so far away and so poor, I would take this puppy in a heartbeat, knowing we would be Best Friends Forever!

*snif-snif*


17 posted on 03/13/2012 1:59:29 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If you think health care is expensive now, wait til it's free.)
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To: beandog

It never occurs to you to look at the history to see if someone is using Free Republic for personal gain, abusing the donations of those who keep the place running?

People are devious. Don’t get chumped.


18 posted on 03/13/2012 2:01:09 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Monkey Face

That makes two of us.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 2:02:31 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

Dang...can we pool our resources?


20 posted on 03/13/2012 2:03:36 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If you think health care is expensive now, wait til it's free.)
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To: DManA

Let me guess, he’s the negotiator type.

(What’s that? You have bacon, Boss? Tell you what. I’ll let you take one picture in exchange for five slices of bacon-—)


21 posted on 03/13/2012 2:04:26 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Want to know why there are so many potential pets there? I tried to navigate through their phone system and it is easier to do a root canal on yourself.

Their number is 210-207-4PET

I inquired about the dog. I think I am going to adopt it. It is $81.00 and it includes shots, tags and neutering.


22 posted on 03/13/2012 2:04:33 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: humblegunner

I told you I don’t care if it gets this little puppy adopted. Some things are more important than others. I can assure you I know people are devious, but I have a real soft spot for animals.


23 posted on 03/13/2012 2:05:09 PM PDT by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: beandog

Yeah, me too.

But pimps trying to profit from that soft spot tend to torque me off.


24 posted on 03/13/2012 2:07:24 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: EQAndyBuzz; LifePath

You two have made my day. Please let us know what happens.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 2:07:59 PM PDT by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: humblegunner

You're mean!

26 posted on 03/13/2012 2:08:38 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: humblegunner

The pimp may have tried to profit, but it appears he may have done some good. We have two people on this thread trying to adopt the pup.


27 posted on 03/13/2012 2:09:53 PM PDT by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Oh God Bless you!! thanks made my day... I am so happy!


28 posted on 03/13/2012 2:10:11 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Okay Andy... you know you are gonna have to keep us posted, right?


29 posted on 03/13/2012 2:11:31 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: beandog

This thread needs to be updated once the puppy is in custody. Cute little fella too. Once in a good home he’ll come around. =)


30 posted on 03/13/2012 2:13:17 PM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“I inquired about the dog. I think I am going to adopt it. It is $81.00 and it includes shots, tags and neutering.”

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Kudos to you sir.

Austin will be a stalwart, loyal friend and protector.

Congratulations to you both.

Keep us posted on his progress. I expect a FULL recovery.


31 posted on 03/13/2012 2:13:17 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: humblegunner

What do you care if this person is posting stories like this?

Why the outrage?


32 posted on 03/13/2012 2:14:19 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: beandog; EQAndyBuzz; LifePath

Yes, please. I would love to send whoever gets the puppy a few dollars to help offset the adoption costs.

That picture is heartbreaking.


33 posted on 03/13/2012 2:15:20 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: LifePath

Good for you!


34 posted on 03/13/2012 2:17:28 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: humblegunner
Give it a rest!

You are a stone-cold pain in the ass with your jumping on nearly every thread, questioning the intents of every poster.

Did you jump up and down and point your finger for the teacher at the kid that farted in your 4th grade elementary school class, also?

Fer Pete's sake, if you want to be a moderator, then just ask Jim...I'm sure he'll give you a chance.

Or not.

'Cause something tells me that he finds you as big of a pain in the ass as the rest of us do.

35 posted on 03/13/2012 2:19:48 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Keep us updated! I hope this pup gets a good home soon!


36 posted on 03/13/2012 2:20:19 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Friendly reminder: be aware what you’re getting into with “rescue” pets. My 3yo daughter tried to hug a friend’s newly rescued dog, and it bit her in the face. Such situations do not end well.


37 posted on 03/13/2012 2:20:42 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Altariel; chrisinoc

I saw that on FB last night. That is one of the saddest pictures I’ve ever seen.

Thanks for bringing the link over here!


38 posted on 03/13/2012 2:21:31 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Lando Lincoln; Flyer; Eaker; thackney; TheMom; eastforker; Allegra; pax_et_bonum
You're mean!

Actually not so much.

I adopted deceased FReeper Flyer's dog Mason when Flyer passed.

Bought a place in the country for Mason to live out his retirement.

I've pinged a few folks who know this to be true.

I'm a mean S-O-B, huh?

39 posted on 03/13/2012 2:22:02 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Joe 6-pack

What does the other half look like to you? Very long-legged.

Rarely see white crop up on a GSD mix. Great Dane?


40 posted on 03/13/2012 2:23:19 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: LifePath

Did you CALL too? Please do, these workers are overwhelmed and may not see the email in time. I sure hope you can get this pooch...


41 posted on 03/13/2012 2:24:21 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: LifePath

Thank you. And if this little fellow has been adopted, take another, please.

Blessings.


42 posted on 03/13/2012 2:25:07 PM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: OldSmaj; humblegunner
Did you jump up and down and point your finger for the teacher at the kid that farted in your 4th grade elementary school class, also?

No, he didn't, because he's the one who farted.

43 posted on 03/13/2012 2:27:32 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: txhurl
"Rarely see white crop up on a GSD mix."

Ever heard of...



Panda Shepherds
?

44 posted on 03/13/2012 2:31:18 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: humblegunner; Flyer; Eaker; thackney; TheMom; eastforker; Allegra; pax_et_bonum

Why would I distrust you?


45 posted on 03/13/2012 2:32:45 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: Altariel

I think my Golden would love him.


46 posted on 03/13/2012 2:33:28 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I left a message. Hopefully they will call back this afternoon.


47 posted on 03/13/2012 2:34:56 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: OldSmaj
You are a stone-cold pain in the ass

Yes.

questioning the intents of every poster

Not "every". Just bloggers trying to profit off Free Republic's traffic.

Did you jump up and down and point your finger for the teacher at the kid that farted in your 4th grade elementary school class, also?

That analogy might hold water if I were to be crying to the moderator, or to Jim.
I don't think you can find an example of that. Analogy fail.

Fer Pete's sake, if you want to be a moderator, then just ask Jim

Heck no. It's more fun to be humblegunner. Much less accountability.

'Cause something tells me that he finds you as big of a pain in the ass as the rest of us do.

Yep, more so lately. I need to work on that.

48 posted on 03/13/2012 2:36:12 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Joe 6-pack

No, I have not, but I like!

Beautiful.


49 posted on 03/13/2012 2:37:12 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
From your Panda Shepherds link:

TEMPERAMENT The Panda Shepherd has distinct personality marked by an intense expression of interest, and exudes self confidence. It should be poised, eager and alert, ready for whatever he is faced with.In his relationship with humans he should be devoted to master above all else, being observant and vigilant with strangers but not apprehensive. He should be fit and willing to serve in any capacity such as a companion, herding dog, utility dog, as his ancestors were.

Faults: of temperament are serious, Timidity, shrinking behind handler, lack of confidence or any other display of poor character. Unprovoked aggression.

Hm. Well, at any rate, I've learned you can take the chicken out of a dog with training, but you can't take the killer out of a dog. This beautiful guy is just waiting for Andy to take him out running and chasing squirrels.

50 posted on 03/13/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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