Many offer to adopt unwanted Chicago dog
Unwanted and tossed out of her Chicago home a few days ago, Isis, an abused shepherd terrier mix, is now in demand.
The Chicago Tribune reports that at least a dozen callers have made inquiries to the city’s office of Animal Care & Control about fostering or adopting her.
The dog’s owners kicked her out Saturday because they were moving to a new apartment that didn’t allow pets.
But Isis ended up back at the family’s new apartment in East Garfield Park, two blocks away from their old one, scratching at the door.
Neighbors say the shepherd terrier mix paced the sidewalk outside of the new home, howling and barking in the cold for hours. Police said, during that time, several youths tried to beat the dog with broomsticks and baseball bats.
Police charged the dog’s owner, Lashon Johnson, who told officers she no longer wanted the dog, with misdemeanor animal cruelty.
Animal control officials said Isis did not suffer life-threatening injuries. While uncertain when she would become available for adoption, they pointed out that there are dozens of other dogs in the shelter in need of homes.
Posted by jwoestendiek December 13th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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