After 2 loyal yrs, family dumps dog at kill shelter for eating out of the garbage
Coby stood, facing a wall, at the Fairfield County Shelter in South Carolina. He was too terrified to
Pilots N Paws, a wonderful organization that flies shelter animals to their foster homes across the country, picked Coby up and flew him to Delaware. Olivia Fritz, Coby’s new foster mom, was there to pick him up. But gaining his trust would prove challenging.
“Coby was so tucked into the seat that it was difficult for my husband to get him out,” Fritz told The Dodo. “Once he was out of the plane he went limp from fear … He was so shut down that really he did not respond to anything or anyone.”
come across find digging through the garbage quite enticing. Unlike giving up on them, and dumping them in a shelter, she uses her common sense and just keeps the garbage away from the dogs by securing it in another room.
Coby is slowly adjusting to life in his foster home. He is still too terrified to do much on his own. He has to be carried in and out of the house to do his business. But Fritz doesn’t mind one bit.
The family will continue to work with Coby until he learns to trust humans and realize he is finally safe. There is no way to know exactly what went on with his previous owners. It seems to be a lot more complex than just garbage eating.
“I thought if I just held him and kissed him that he would know he was loved … but it is far more than that,” Fritz told The Dodo. “I hope the damage he suffered can be overcome but it won’t be overnight.”