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Old 04-26-2011, 10:22 PM
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That's not too far from here. Read:

In POINCIANA, FL~URGENT!! Chained dog IN GARAGE!!!

PLEASE CONTACT jga@catniptrails.com

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There is a chained dog in Poinciana that the owner does not want. Shes consented to giving the dog away, but I cant find any takers for him, so he sits chained INSIDE her garage. In this FL heat, he will not last long as she shuts the garage door while shes away (but still doesnt take him off-chain). His chain is only long enough for him to turn around and lay down. She rarely gives him food/water. They are going through a divorce and neither wants the dog. Why they even got him Ill never know.

Apollo is a young Pure Bred Pit. Hes VERY sweet and lives with a Chihuahua puppy that he adores. They play very well together on the rare occasion they let them be together. They also have 6 children ranging from 2-13 that Apollo loves. Hes very well mannered and has a gentle temperament. However, he will chase & kill kitties. I run primarily a cat rescue, so taking him in here is not an option I have no way to contain him or keep my cats safe. I cannot help this boy other than passing his info to everyone I can think of hoping to find him some help.

My friend is this familys neighbor and shes been feeding & walking Apollo. However, the home shes renting went into foreclosure and she has to move. She has 5 cats or she would take him herself. Apollo got off his chain Friday and the family was fined by Animal Control. They are eager to get rid of him and have actually told my friend they would be taking him for a ride if she couldnt find him a home by Tuesday. They have no care or conscience or patience.

As of Friday, theyve put him on a prong/noose collar on the chain. I pray he doesnt go bonkers inside that garage he will surely hurt himself. The Chi puppy is being surrendered on Tuesday to another rescue (he currently lives 24x7 inside a crate).

Can you please let me know if you can help Apollo? If you know someone who can help? He lives in the Polk County jurisdiction, so if Animal Control picks him up they will not even try to adopt him.

Thanks in advance for your help, and please let me know either way if you can help Apollo or know someone who can.

Joan Alexander
Catnip Trails, Inc.
www.catniptrails.com
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:25 PM
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Won't it be hard to find a home for a purebred pit? Is that the same as a pitbull? Even our sweet Nonie who loves all animals says that that breed is a danger at times.
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Pitbulls are beautiful dogs, was terrified of them until I started working at the Sanctuary in Ocklawaha. Typically, pitbulls are very good dogs, it's the owners who abuse them that make them not so nice, as with any animal. Such a sad, sad story, will pray for this dog.

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Pitbulls are beautiful dogs, was terrified of them until I started working at the Sanctuary in Ocklawaha. Typically, pitbulls are very good dogs, it's the owners who abuse them that make them not so nice, as with any animal. Such a sad, sad story, will pray for this dog.

So true, Deb, and its treatment like this that makes them dangerous. I never will understand how any person can be so cruel as to treat a poor, helpless animal in this manner. They should be cited and fined big time for animal cruelty. I wish there was a way I could help him out even to get him to a no kill shelter or a rescue group of some sort. Does anyone have any suggestions? K-9, please PM me if you think of something I can do to help. Thank you.
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