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We have never met a dog with such a will to live. Ginger endured a life of absolute hell up until we laid eyes on her. She was part of the animal cruelty/dog fighting case in South Fulton county where 33 dogs were found chained to trees — you might remember seeing it on the Atlanta news. Her whole life Ginger had been used solely to produce pups. She had no choice — she was chained. Some of the dogs, including Ginger, that were seized ended up at Fulton County Animal Services. There Ginger gave birth to a pup, but because Ginger's body was so weak, starved, and dehydrated, her pup died.
When we met Ginger, all she wanted was love. She was sooo eager to be held and cared for. Although she was emaciated,dehydrated, and with an upper respiratory infection, she passed all 15 assessment items, including the food test. You would think a starving dog would fail a food test (as I know I would!) but Ginger didn't mind us taking the food from her. Another portion of our assessment test is to make sure all the dogs we pick get along with each other, and she loved the attention from the other dogs we had selected. Who would think that could happen after living a life of such neglect and abuse? We immediately fell in love with her, and wanted to show to her that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. So that day Amanda, our Director of Training, took her home where she received fluids, food, meds and most importantly love.
Ginger is now in the jail, with some of the best handlers I have ever seen and on the road to recovery. She is yearning to be adopted by a loving family. She is everyone's favorite at the jail and she is surrounded by continued love and support. When you meet Ginger you will see such an amazing, strong girl that you have to fall in love with. Her story, although sad, will have a happy ending. She will be ready to go to her forever home once she graduates. The one remaining issue is that she will need to be treated for her heartworms, but we will pay for that and she will be as good as new. We know that there is nothing but blue skies ahead for this strong, brave, forgiving girl!
Ginger is part of the Canine CellMates program at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, GA that pairs inmates up with urgent dogs from the Fulton County Animal Shelter. Dogs must pass a temperament test and then go through a 10 week training course to receive a certification similar to the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification.The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program, established in 1989, is an American Kennel Club program to promote responsible dog ownership and to encourage the training of well-mannered dogs.The evaluation consists of ten objectives. All items must be completed satisfactorily or the team fails. Test items include: Accepting a friendly stranger. Sitting politely for petting. Allowing basic grooming procedures. Walking on a loose lead. Walking through a crowd. Sitting and lying down on command and staying in place. Coming when called. Reacting appropriately to another dog. Reacting appropriately to distractions. Calmly enduring supervised separation from the owner. At graduation he will be ready to go home with his forever home!! Get your application in early, he is one fantastic lady!
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Please fill out an adoption application at www.caninecellmates.org and email it to adopt@ caninecellmates.org.