by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – Ivory, a 2-year-old white German Shepherd, is likely going to spend the rest of her life a happy dog to a loving family on the Rocky Mountain front range.
That in itself is not big news, but for Ivory it took the time and resources of three dog rescue organization, and several hours of volunteer time to make it happen.
The Wellington Humane Society came in contact with Ivory several months ago. She was not a battered dog, but a lost one. Her master was just hospitalized and could no longer take care of her. His girl friend was also unable to help either. So like so many dogs and cats, Ivory was handed over to the Wellington Humane Society.
Ivory’s plight isn’t different than any other animal the local humane society has helped over the years. She just needed a new home. The problem is, shelter space is limited in Wellington as the local Humane Society continues its quest to build a new shelter.
“We had a few people say they would take her and then for one reason or the other it fell through,” said Phyllis Todd, owner of Pearly Gaits Ranch and member of the Wellington Humane Society.