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"SHY" has a home via PETSONTHENET! (ARAN Rescue) Listing Number: 107000



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Listing Information

  • Date listing last updated
  • 31 March 2014
  • City:
  • Taumarunui
  • NZ region
  • Waikato
  • Country
  • New Zealand
  • Phone:
  • aran.rescue.nz@gmail.com

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Description

Shy has a loving and peaceful home with Valerie. Thanks Valerie and Elly.

Shy was dumped/abandoned on SH1 in Waiouru 18 months ago. Many sightings of her were reported by motorists on the highway, and residents of Waiouru but she proved elusive to all who tried to get near her. Ruapehu Council have had dog traps set for her throughout this period, but were unable to trap Shy. Waiouru local people have been putting out food for her where she would find it, and in this way Shy managed to not starve to death, and survived living rough through a freezing winter, with wind and snow, moving from location to location around the Desert Road area. Finally, this week, a Ruapehu Council staff member was able to trap Shy!

We believe that she has been seriously abused by someone before being abandoned, resulting in her running for her life and being too afraid to let anyone approach her. At some time someone has CUT HER EARS with scissors or a knife. Shy was absolutely terrified when trapped, but despite this has showed no aggression at all, even though paralysed with fear. Within a few hours Shy had started to bond with her rescuer.

Shy has been bathed, wormed and treated for parasites and is settling into her temporary foster home, where she ignores the cats and is happy to have a mad chihuahua jump all over her.. She is still very wary and frightened and prefers to curl up quietly on a soft chair and watch the people and other animals go by without participating.

Shy will need a very very special home with loving and patient people who will understand that she will never be like other dogs. She needs a lot of TLC and love and will bond firmly with her new owner. Shy's new home will be subject to ARANs usual approval process and adoption contracts. With Shy being a special case, we will need to select exactly the right home for her specific needs.

Thanks for looking at Shy, please see ARAN's other dog listings

ARAN is Animal Rescue Action Network, saving as many pound dogs on death row as we can.

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