Carter fks Jamar
Our goal: To leave no Vizsla to die or suffer.
Remember: “No matter how nice, a shelter can never be a home.”
January 27, 2008
Carter fka Jamar came into rescue as a result of a call from a local shelter. Carter was returned by his adopter and did not pass his temperament test. He was determined to be food aggressive and not adoptable and was scheduled for euthanasia if we did not take him. He was determined to be about 1 ½ yrs. old.
His history was that he was a shelter transfer, only one that we know of, and passed his temperament test and was adopted. That person returned him to the shelter because their other dogs were not getting along with him, and antagonized him. Too many transfers and we suspect abuse before he came into the shelter system.
When we got him to my home, he was very happy but confused. He was a large dog (approx. 70#), his coloring was correct, but the coat, was iffy. His ears were not correct and his head/expression was iffy too. However, we felt we could adopt him out. Things seemed to be going all right until we tried to get him into a crate. He panicked and tried to break out. He got very stressed and hard to handle. We determined that he was severely confused, suffering severe separation anxiety, and did exhibit a desire to bite.
This poor boy was so messed up that we decided the best thing to do for Carter was to send him to a better place. Our vet came out to the house and we helped him cross over the Rainbow Bridge with people who cared for him holding him and speaking softly and lovingly and caressing him. Carter is finally happy. - Rita