ATHENS, Georgia – The Pet Pardons organization put out a special bulletin Friday asking the public for their help in rescuing a for a 4-month-old female German Shepherd-Labrador Retriever named Artemis who was surrendered by her family because they were not capable of taking proper care of her and is now one day away from being put to sleep at the Athens Clarke County Animal Control.
Artemis is described as having an absolutely gentle demeanor and is exactly what any dog lover would expect from a typical Retriever. She has a small wound on her neck from a choke chain where she had been tied up which will be healed in no time, however it is a small indicator as to why she could not stay at her previous home. Artemis is also a little skinny at the moment and she has very knobby knees which indicate that she is going to get very tall very fast. She is going to grow up to be a big, strong and healthy girl.
The Pet Pardons Facebook application has been responsible for the successful adoption of over 4,000 pets since its launch in December of 2010 and has amassed over 140,000 followers on Facebook who are ready to help advocate for an animal in need at a moment’s notice.
Members of the Pet Pardons community are given daily Facebook bulletins and updates, allowing them to share the stories of pets in need or even take direct action to adopt or donate money to save the life of the pet. The reasons for how these animals end up in shelters are as numerous as the reasons why there are so many dedicated volunteers working hard every day to save innocent lives.
Pet Pardons allows its members to help pets by clicking the “Advocate” button on each pet’s profile, which places the pet’s bulletin on the user’s wall, allowing others to see the pet and advocate for it. As the number of shares increases, so do the chances of the pet being viewed by someone who can help or adopt.
Artemis has captured the hearts of rescue workers at the Athens Clarke County Animal Control who had this to say about her.
This sweet girl is a lover who enjoys snuggling as close as she can to people. She’s very cute as you approach her cage. She’ll patiently, quietly wag her tail in hopes that you’ll take her out for a walk and snuggle session! She’s very gentle and will occasionally offer a submissively sweet lick if you give her your chin. When you look into her beautiful chocolate eyes, you see complete and total adoration reflected back at you, and you know, this truly is going to be a man or woman’s best friend if she’s given the chance.
An interesting fact about Artemis is that she is polydactyl on her rear feet (a fifth toe/nail)! This is just a unique genetic expression that is most often seen in Great Pyrenees, but can happen in any breed. If you are a “big dog” family and would love to start with a puppy to train, this is your girl!
Pet Pardons educates the public about pet overpopulation, focusing on the importance of adoption and spay/neuter. By shining a light on the reality for shelter pets, people are becoming aware of the problem, and therefore, getting involved in the solution. As each amazing pet is featured, users are able to see their faces, connect with their stories, and advocate to save their lives.
Artemis currently has only 94 advocates on the Pet Pardons application, and could use some more especially those who would be willing to supply transportation to a new future home if needed.
If you are interested in learning more about Artemis or you would like to adopt her, you can follow on over here to Pet Pardons application and get all the information you need.
If you are interested in joining the Pet Pardons community on Facebook, you can do so by clicking HERE, because the next shelter pet given a second chance at life could be the one that you save today.
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