[Magdalen] Gone to the dogs

Jay Weigel jay.weigel at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 15:59:47 UTC 2020

One of the nicest things about this particular shelter is that it's a
"minimal kill" shelter. We euthanize animals ONLY for medical or severe
behavioral problems (repeat biters, etc.). Otherwise we work with them to
socialize them and we sometimes move them to partner shelters of the same
type. Currently we have a big hound who is very difficult to work with. I
haven't even tried, he's so wild. As we would say in Tennessee, "He ain't
had no home training!" Bigger and stronger handlers with more experience
work with him and although he has the typical sweet hound nature, he is 5
 years old and isn't making quick progress. He's a candidate for our foster
program or possible transfer.

Right now we have a couple of pedigreed and very much neglected bull
terriers. The female is adorable and would make someone a little princess
of a dog. She's easy to walk and play with. The male is a fraidy-cat,
scared of his own shadow. Staff told me they were brought in in little tiny
carriers and it appeared they'd been kept in those much of the time. It's
awful how some people treat their animals.

On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 10:20 AM cantor03--- via Magdalen <
magdalen at herberthouse.org> wrote:

> Dogs are always getting lost here and it is nice that the entire
> neighborhood
> helps retrieve them.  We are at the edge of small city that is now more
> than50% Hispanic.  Neighbors were wise enough to get a large picture of the
> mostrecent lost dog, because few residents are bilingual, it seems, and
> speak onlySpanish.
> It is interesting how these matters have changed through the years.  When
> my father (born:1880) was first "electioneering"  for the position of
> DistrictAttorney in 1912, he quickly realized that he had to pick up some
> elementarySwedish  because  many of the voters visited spoke only Swedish.
> He didwin the election and then remained in that office for the next 46
> years --- theWisconsin record.
> David Strang.
> In a message dated 2/26/2020 10:58:33 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> ann.markle at aya.yale.edu writes:
> Bless you for this work with the least of these.

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