Saturday, January 11, 2014

update cocoa is safe!!!!Rocky Mount, NC- SENIOR choc lab girl COCOA booted to roam outside 24/7 after living inside her entire life

can anyone help her?

Cocoa has always been a house dog, but new carpet was more important, and  now she is outside 24 hours a day for the last 6 months. With cold weather coming, she needs rescue immediately or a new home. Please share this with anyone who might be able to help or possibly want her. Email Connie
Here are some pics (attached).  Cocoa is 10 years old and very active.  She loves attention, chasing a ball, a stick - whatever.  She also loves the water.

Has a tendency to run when anything makes her uncomfortable.  Dislikes storms and sudden, loud noises (car horns, distant gunshots, loud music, etc).

Cocoa has been fending for herself for a while.  Most recently, her owner put up an invisible fence.  I was told the "juice" was turned up to the max.  Cocoa still ran through the fence to attain the freedom to which she has become accustomed.  She runs the neighborhood unattended and has recently become a problem for a few neightbors, as she has stolen their newspapers from their lawns/doorsteps.  She has been spotted at all hours of the day/night roaming her neighborhood.

It is very doubtful that her owner would claim her if she were ever picked up by the city.  One neighbor told me that after a recent rash of newspaper thefts, the City truck was seen in Cocoa's driveway.  I assume a warning was issued.

Cocoa needs help.  She is a wonderful, loving dog who needs what all dogs need:  A loving, caring, involved owner.