This dog was found wandering North Superior Ave this morning (Thursday May 10) around 8:30. He has a choke chain but no regular collar or tags. Extremely friendly black and white male about 50 pounds. He's temporarily housed in our garage. We've offered him food and water and a place to lay down, but we had to go to work. We cannot keep him. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-633-3339. Photo attached. Update May 15: We took him to the vet to scan him for a microchip and check his physical condition. No luck with scanning.
The exam revealed that he's in perfect health, weighing in at 66 pounds, and probably a purebred American Pitbull Terrier. At the vet's recommendation we gave him all the regular shots. We have searched online for lost dog posts and people have forwarded this email to several other networks. So far no claimants. We called all the local no-kill shelters and rescues we could find to see if they would take him, but they are all full. Maybe it's the economy. The county shelter would euthanize him in about five days according to their current guidelines if no one adopted him by then. So we will now begin preparing "Brando" (his current nom de stray) for adoption listings. So far we've learned that he was crate-trained, house broken, and taught at least the "sit" command. He's been friendly to every person and dog so far. He pulls on leash but is responding very well to both "gentle leader" and prong-type training collars. He does need to be neutered, so we will arrange that if no one claims him by this weekend. Neighbors have already helped us by spreading the word and by lending us a crate, a leash, and a collar. And a few have offered to contribute toward the vet bills. Thanks to all.