Sweet Georgia is another case of mistaken identity. On the shelter’s petfinder site, she is listed as a Rottweiler/Shepherd Mix. The trouble is, Georgia is only 25 lbs soaking wet. You can’t tell that by the “close up” photo with nothing in the image to show scale. A miniature pinscher rescuer sees the shadow of the circular tan facial marking of a Manchester Terrier in her face.
No matter that Georgia has been promoted as a terrier mix, people can’t get past the data entry error. Also, what is misleading, is that Georgia appears to have been a mother. She is actually less than a year old, but since her owners did not spay her, she was a “baby who had babies.” Girl dogs can become pregnant as early as six months old. But don’t put off spaying to wait that long. Depending on the time of year, the availability of a male dog, other females around them going into heat, the breed of the dog, and just the individual dog, a female puppy can go into heat much earlier than that. A person just may not know it because there aren’t any visible signs.
Georgia is sadly the last in her family remaining at the shelter. She was surrendered by a family who had too many dogs. Jack, the chow chow was adopted. BeBe, the “Mini Lab” is being rescued. Petite Georgia is left behind right now.
Time is short. Georgia has until Friday to generate some interest. If you are interested in adopting Georgia or are a rescue that can help her, please contact:
Heard County Animal Control Center
11818 Ga Hwy 100
Franklin, GA 30217