The shelter that didn’t! This so-called animal shelter
abandoned a lost, helpless, 11 year old dog “to the wild!”
July 26, 2010
|The Frankfort Humane Society mistook a purebred AKC
registered Shiba inu for a coyote. How can any humane
society be that ignorant about dogs? What does that say
about this humane society?
Plenty! The elderly dog might be considered “unadoptable”
at some shelters but with a human interest story on local
television, a compassionate person would have come forward
to adopt the little dog.
That didn’t happen. No compassion at this shelter and job
training or even no common sense there either. We’re told
that no person at the shelter recognized her as a dog! The
elderly little dog named “Copper” was “turned loose” after
the human society “consulted with a wildlife expert who said
coyotes were nuisance animals and should be returned to the
wild or killed.”
But wait. Police Maj. Frank Deaton said the dog had no
collar or identification but remarked that the dog had gone
peacefully with his officer. His officer obviously knew it
was a dog and not a wild coyote! The shelter should have
One vet said “it would have been kinder to ‘kill’ her
mercifully than to dump her to die alone and on her own.”
We agree. Whatever was the shelter thinking?!! How could
anyone that uncaring and untrained be employed at a shelter
whose image is that of helping dogs?
When owner Lori Goodlett discovered her beloved pet of 11
years was gone from the back yard, she immediately put up
posters. Fortunately, the police officer who took Copper to
the shelter saw the posters and recognized the purebred
Shiba as the stray dog he had taken to the shelter.
When contacted, the shelter said poor little “Copper” was
given no shelter because “coyotes weren’t allowed there.”
John Forbes, the Humane Society board chairman backs the
shelter’s decision to dump the dog, stating “we rely on the
people who work there (at the shelter).”
No one can understand how anyone could have mistaken the
purebred AKC registered pet for a coyote. Fortunately, the
police officer had photographed the stray before taking her
to the shelter. That photo has everyone in Frankfort KY on
the lookout for the elderly little dog. She is probably
disoriented and very hungry. Cages have been baited and set
up in hopes of capturing Goodlett’s beloved pet.
We wonder if the Frankfort Humane Society is helping to
search for the little lost dog.