***Rescued by Second Chance Cocker Rescue***
A568365 - Location: D-063 - UNALTERED MALE, BLACK COCKER SPAN
Shelter Staff Aged Me At: 7 YEARS
Notes from Volunteer Ron:
Benson sure is a very sweet boy. He seems to have adapted to his blindness, he was very eager to go for a walk. He has learned how to stay close while walking and although he can’t see he is a very brave little guy and does not appear to be afraid. He has the softest coat of hair you’ll ever feel.
Notes from Danielle Gates:
Benson A568365: The perfect gentleman! This handsome boy was quiet and calm in his kennel when I went to meet him. I leashed him up fine and I was very impressed with the way he navigated, despite not being able to see. He is very good on leash and seems to know to trust the person walking him not to let him bump into things; if you keep the leash somewhat taut, he follows right along. Once we got into the yard he went potty (it's likely that he is kennel trained) and seemed to enjoy sniffing around. He was very gentle when taking treats even though he couldn't see my hand, and would even sit for them. He cruised along the yard and let me pet and handle him just fine. Once we were about to leave, I turned to see him sitting politely next to the treat bag, as if to say "I'm ready for more, thanks!". Benson is a very gentle and easy going down and would be a lovely companion for a new family.
Additional Info on Benson:
This approximately 7 year old male Cocker Spaniel was found bumping into the front door of the finder. He is blind and eyes are enlarged. He is a health fail due to the following findings upon vet exam. overweight,BCS 6-7/9; dental tartar; moderate eyeball enlargement bilateral scleral redness; unable to see A: blindness-susp. chronic glaucoma overweight dental calculus recom. tonometry and intraocular exam ; ophthalmologist consult monitor for painful eye if noted please report health fail ab He is easy to handle and will be held for special adoption or rescue until 4/25/12.
Below is the info you will need when rescuing from Sacramento County Shelter:
If you can rescue any of these dogs, please call the rescue line asap at 916-875-7982 and leave a message stating your name, group name if applicable, animal number(s) you wish to rescue, and your contact information.
Please also send backup emails referencing the animal number to all four staff below as well as to: SacShelterRescueNetworkers@gmail.com :
Dave Dickinson firstname.lastname@example.org (Works Sun - Th)
Ruben Hernandez email@example.com (Works Tu - Sat)
Jen Arellanes firstname.lastname@example.org (Su-Th)
Libby Simmons email@example.com (Works Tu - Sat)
Shelter location: 3839 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento, CA 95827 (south of Hwy 50).
Shelter Hours: Mon/Tues Closed
Wed-Fri 12:30 - 5:30 pm
Sat-Sun 12:00 - 4:30 pm
* When pulling an animal, please try arrive at least one hour before closing time to allow ample time to process the paperwork.
Please note: Unless there is a health exemption in writing from a veterinarian, proof of spay/neuter needs to be provided to the shelter within 30 days of the date the rescue pulls an animal.
If you would like to become a Sacramento County Shelter Adoption Partner(Rescue Group) you can read about the program here: http://www.msa2.saccounty.net/acr/Pages/RescueOrganizations.aspx
For a Sacramento County Shelter Rescue Partner application, click on this link: http://www.msa2.saccounty.net/parks/Documents/Adoption%20Partner%20App%20Sac%20County%206-27-10%20Fillable.pdf
Please fill out the app, print it, sign it, and fax it to Attn Dave Dickinson at 916-875-5519.
Dave Dickinson Dickinsond@saccounty.net
Libby Simmons Simmonsl@saccounty.net
Ruben Hernandez Hernandezru@saccounty.net
Video 1: http://youtu.be/7_oKTquP_rQ-