In Need of a Forever Home

by Jason Smith

Porsha on a lead outside the animal shelter in Elizabethtown, KY.

Porsha is an orphan at Hardin County Animal Control. Her family turned her in more than a month ago when they learned that her heritage included pit bull.

Traditionally used for bullbaiting, a deplorable means of slaughtering bulls, aggression in pit bulls is usually high. Porsha, however, does not exhibit fierce aggression. Based on other body features, it is evident that she is not full-blooded pit bull. A Great Dane may have contributed genes to this dog, which explains her long ears.

I have been working with Hardin County Animal Control as a kennel technician for over a week now. My observation of Porsha is that she is a sweetheart. This dog is very personable. She loves to run and given her athletic build, she would be a perfect accountability partner for someone who likes to run. If I were a homeowner, I would definitely want this dog to come home with me.

If you are interested in adopting Porsha, please stop by Hardin County Animal Control between the hours of 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12-4 on Saturday. Dogs are available for adoption by application and are $75. The fee to adopt cats is $60. The adoption fees include vaccinations, rabies license, and spay or neuter.

As humans, we cringe at the thought of profiling or discrimination based on our differences. Porsha is locked up, not because she has ever attacked someone, but because of the fear that she might. Does that seem right to you?

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