Dog Was Returned To Shelter 11 Times, Then They Realized His True Purpose

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than to see a dog get abandoned or returned to the shelter over and over. But this story is not as heartbreaking as it sounds.

Gumby first came to Charlest Animal Shelter (CAS) in September 2014. Since then, he’s been adopted and returned a 11 TIMES!

You see, Gumby was a spectacular escape artist. Every time he gets adopted, he would escape his new home– much to the distress of his new adopters.

As a consequence, he gets returned to the shelter or picked up by animal control as he wanders the streets.

His first adoption lasted three days, during which he tried to escape the house multiple times. Another adoption stint lasted six days.

He was once brought back to the shelter by a kind stranger who saw him drifting about. And twice by animal control.

If you’re looking for a companion dog, Gumby just did not seem to fit the bill behavior-wise. But there is a WONDERFUL reason behind his skedaddling ways, which you will see in the next page.


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