UPPER NAPPAN – Joey is still alive.
“We still have the dog,” said Marilyn Williams, president of the Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter in Upper Nappan.
The dog in question – dubbed ‘Joey’ by the shelter – was at the centre of some discord recently. The canine was being held by the shelter in quarantine on behalf of Springhill. It was in quarantine following an accusation of biting. Upon completion of the quarantine period, to ensure the animal didn’t have rabies, the animal was to be euthanized.
That hasn’t happened.
“They just decided to put it on hold, I guess,” said Williams.
She described the dog’s current behavior as loving.
“He’s being a very good boy.”
Two weeks ago, Williams seemed on-board with euthanasia. In the absence of documentation chronicling attacks by the dog – despite the trust the president said she has in animal control – that support has shifted.
“We were just wanting to have documentation,” she said. “We’ve seen nothing that the dog bit at all.”
While the matter is sorted out, the animal is being well-loved and cared for at the shelter, said Williams. Before adoption to a new home would be considered, ownership would need to be established and the animal would need to be assessed.
“Down the road, with some work…,” she ventured.