He faces the wall all day and refuses to touch his food. Every time a shelter worker approaches him, he shifts his stiff body to avoid any eye-contact.
Shetland Shepard-Dachshund mix named Barkley was found walking haplessly by a trailer park in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was guided to the Daviess Animal Shelter, where the employee immediately knew he was going to be one strong case. Barkley showed tell-tale signs of depression, and there was no method to engage with any human.
interrupted by the shelter environment, Barkley had restricted himself to a grim corner in his room. He could face the wall all day and refuse touching his food. Every time a n employeer approached him, he simply moved his stiff body to avoid any king of eye-contact.
Due to Barkley’s shut down attitude, the vet had to sedate him to test his health. The staff was enough to learn that the poor guy had infected urine burns on his paws, while his dental health was equally scruffy. However, Barkley was neutered, which shown that he was no stray. It’s likely that his family rejected him to avoid his medical bills.
For 2 hard weeks, Barkley remained unresponsive. But the determined employee did not give up and kept convincing him of their honesty and love. One miraculous day, Barkley understood that he was in a good place. He stopped hiding and trust humans again!
Gradually, Barkley grew and gladly embraced his keepers. While he was not an attention-seeking kind, he began looking to belly rubs and cuddles from human being ! Barkley was rescued by “Secondhand Hounds”, who put him in a lfoster situation.
Barkley became a happy and friendly it up in his foster house. Sadly, Barkley crossed the rainbow bridge two years later from a diseased mass on his back and spine which was not operable. But we are happy because Barkley got at least two years filled with love.