SHOUT OUT: A 1½-year-old German Shepherd found abandoned at the Duck Pond in Ridgewood this week has caused a stir at the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro.
The shelter has received so many calls about the dog that “it has impacted on the care of our other animals,” the shelter said in a release early this evening.
“While we understand people are concerned, we ask them to hold off until when and if the dog becomes available for adoption,” the shelter said.
“Stray dogs are not available when they arrive at the shelter,” the release says. “We observe the New Jersey regulation that requires we hold them for one week to give an owner the opportunity to reclaim them.
“After the one week, the dog is evaluated both behaviorally and medically. If he/she passes these evaluations and is deemed adoptable, he or she is scheduled for spay/neuter surgery.
“When the dog is ready for adoption, we post the information both here on our Facebook page and on Petfinder.com,” the shelter added. “Until that time, we do not answer adoption questions about that particular animal.”
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