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Remember Justice The Dog? He’s Ready To Find A Forever Home

Thursday May 19th, 2016, 10:17am


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Photo from December via the Humane Society

The Humane Society is ready to find a forever home for Justice, the dog bound with electrical tape and left to die behind a big box store on Walker Road back in December.

Now, after 5 months, 4 surgeries, 3 heartworm treatment injections, 2 personal trainers, and 1 record-setting sentence for his abuser, Justice is finally ready to find a loving family.

The Humane Society’s Melanie Coulter says Justice is a very special dog, and that he has some special requirements in his new home.

“Justice is a dog who requires both physical and mental stimulation,” she said. “Despite what he has been through in his life, he loves his human friends. However, due to his prey drive it is quite difficult for him to have animal friends, and we are suggesting that he go to a home where he will be the only pet.”

Coulter says a quiet home would likely suit him best, as he has some difficulty regulating his anxiety and tends to be hyper vigilant.

“In a calm home Justice settles nicely, and is more then happy to cuddle up with his human friends,” she said. “He likes children, although very young children might be a challenge given his possessiveness over his stuffed toys. To help Justice overcome his ordeal it was very helpful teaching him through ‘clicker’ training methods, which helped him develop confidence and self-control. Justice is both toy and treat motivated which makes him a very eager student. Our behaviour staff will be happy to help his adopters learn this training method so he can continue with his progress.”

Anyone interested in adopting Justice is asked to send an email to [email protected].

The Humane Society is asking potential adopters to fill in a short survey regarding the home they will provide and their expectations, and then will set up meetings with a short list of potential adoptive families

They expect that he will be in his “fur-ever home” by mid-June.

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