Photo Comments (1)Age: 11 Years Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
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Fletchy, Fetchy, Big Goober, Fletchapotamus, Fletchasaurus, Chew Monster
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March 30th 2011
March 20th 2004
Being forced to sit in Daddy's office - we don't know why
Anything that doesn't chew him first.
Comforter fluff and water dispenser plastic. And a good baked kosher bone every now and then.
So far just to the duck pond near our new house.
No tricks, just being happy and spoiled.
I was downsized in at the begining of July 2010. Sitting at a computer 8 or 9 hours a day job hunting is painful. I decided to finally find a volunteer opportunity working with dogs, which I have always wanted to do. I found two groups near me in Kansas, one of which did not respond to my request for information. The other was the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City and Jo Hickey (Volunteer Coordinator at the time) calledme right back and explained how to fill out the application and when her next scheduled volunteer training was to take place. I went to training and then started going every Tuesday and Thursday mornings to play with the dogs. That is when I met Fletch. His kennel was the first on the left side of the kennel hallway. He didn't bark as much as the other dogs and was very timid when taken outside. He would run up and down the length of the yard a coupe of times, do his business, then sit at the gate ready to go in. No ball fetching or belly rubs for him. He was terrified as we walked past the outside of the row of barking dogs - and he's not a small dog at 55#. I learned that FLetch came to the HSGKC from Animal Control. He had been seized during a drug and dog fighting raid. He had been found with a muzzle on with his head, ears and neck badly damaged and still bleeding. The monters had used him as bait. He quickly became one of my favorites. When he was brought out to the annual fund raiser "Art Unleashed" and brought on stage while a multi-media piece of art based on a photograph of him was auctioned off, I cried. I thought for sure someone would want to adopt him after that. I sat with him and pet him and he plunked right down on my legs, so he wouldn't hve his butt on the cement of the venue. That was it - true love. I told my husband we had to have him until I learned that Overland Park (the town I lived in at the time) had breed restrictions and I was not allowed to have him within city limits. I continued my volunteering and I looked for work back in Dallas. As soon as i got an offer, I alerted the adoption coordinator at HSGKC and we started to get the ball rolling. I had to get photos and signatures and letters from my new landlord confirming it was OK to have the American Staffordshire Terrier (aka Pit Bull Cousin) on the property and that the fence was sturdy etc. I started working in Dallas January 3 but I was commuting back and forth to KS. We packed up and had the rental house cleaned on March 29 and stayed with friends that night. The next monring my husband and Petunia drove south in the mving van and I drove north to HSGKC one last time to pick Fletch up. One of their staff lives close enough that she did not mind getting up early to get Fletch ready to go to his forever home. At 6:25 AM I lifted him into the pick-up truck and we head south to Dallas. Hooray!
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