Thursday 27 October 2016

Abandoned dog won't stop staring at the wall and is 'frozen with fear'

The dog, June Cash, left at a shelter with 275 other dogs in a place that 'smells like death'

Amy Molloy

Published 21/09/2016 | 12:17

June Cash was left at a shelter by her owners Facebook/Tammy Graves
June Cash was left at a shelter by her owners Facebook/Tammy Graves

A picture of an abandoned dog left “frozen with fear” has been shared over 120,000 times to highlight the plight of animals left in shelters.

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Tammy Graves from North Carolina set up The Haley Graves Organisation to look after and rescue abandoned dogs.

Ms Graves said the dog was “afraid to move” and was visibly shaken.

She took to Facebook to express her frustration at owners who get dogs without understanding the responsibility they require.

“This is what happens when people bring their dog to a shelter and leave them. This guy yesterday morning woke up happy on a couch or in a warm bed, waiting to be fed, hopped in the car thinking he was going to the park or if it was a bad day he was going to the Vet. Instead he went to a place where there are 275 dogs barking to be freed, it smells like death, and doors are banging shut all the time. Animals walk by and never return. And he has no idea his fate,” she said.

June has since been rescued from the shelter and has a new home, where her new owners say she is recovering well.

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