Last of abandoned puppies still waits to find home
COLUMBIA - A doberman-mix puppy who had a "rough beginning" is the last of five abandoned littermates to remain at the Central Missouri Humane Society (CMHS).
The puppy, Jean Gray and her siblings were found stuffed into a crate at Albert Oakland Park on a sweltering July day. They were starved and had worms and other parasites, according the Brooke Turk, community educator at CMHS.
Turk said Jean Gray has been recovering in foster care and getting progressively more social and playful.
"Despite a rough beginning, she has really blossomed into quite the social puppy," Turk said.
She said, at three months old, Jean Gray is very adaptable and will be a good family pet.
"She is super-duper sweet, outgoing and good on a leash," Turk said.
Wednesday is National Dog Day and CMHS has many adoptable dogs, incuding some that have been featured on KOMU 8 News' Pet Corner. Many of them are older dogs.
Emmett (below) is an 8-year-old beagle/Lab mix who went to the shelter as a stray. CMHS said he is very mild-mannered and a bit timid, but may come out of his shell in a good home. Emmett is described as a very low-key, polite dog that loves human attention.
Leela (below) is a rat terrier that's somewhere between six and eight years old. She also went to the shelter as a stray. CMHS said Leela is a "little sweetheart" that needs a home where she will be "showered with love and affection." She is good with other dogs, but prefers calm playmates, CMHS said.
M'aiq (below) is a female Lab/American pit bull terrier mix, who is just over two years old. CMHS said M'aiq "would love to cuddle up" in someone's lap after a good meal.