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Symba Deserves a Second Chance

Grab some tissues; poor Symba will break your heart.

I’m not sure how I’ve managed to miss Symba for the last few weeks, but this sweet boy has been at the shelter for quite some time. This week, I spotted him sitting sadly in his cage, and I knew we had to feature him. Symba is an older dog, which means he is very well-behaved, but very desperate for a home. He did everything I told him to when I got him out to play with him and take his picture. He even went back in his cage, which is something most dogs don’t want to do. (And if you’ve ever had to return a dog to his cage at the shelter, you know it’s something most people don’t want to do either.)

Symba was turned in by his owner, and he does not understand why he is now living at the shelter. He is said to be great with kids and people of all ages, and I can vouch that he is a very friendly little guy, but he’s also very scared right now and needs some love. Can you give Symba a second chance at life before it's too late?

If you’re interested in adopting Symba, please visit the at 1755 County Services Road (off Cedar Mountain Road). The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. They are closed on Monday.   

The adoption fee for all dogs and cats is $25. All pets are required to be spayed or neutered within six months of adoption. Yearly rabies vaccinations are also required. The Douglas County Animal Shelter can be reached by calling 770-942-5961. To learn about other animals available for adoption from the Douglas County Animal Control, view their adoptable pet list.

Janice Goad October 03, 2011 at 04:48 PM
What a precious boy! I've heard of a wheelchair-bound gentleman who works from home looking for a shepherd as a companion, and I've sent Symba's info to the contact person. If nothing else, let's all pray it will turn out to be a perfect match and Symba will soon have a human of his very own again. He looks very lonely, doesn't he?
Sarah E. Anderson October 03, 2011 at 04:55 PM
That's great, Janice! He is definitely a lonely little boy. The ones whose previous families drop them off are the saddest.

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