“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.”
– Charles M. Schulz, animator, author, Peanuts cartoons
- KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control. Additional photos by Lorena Page Photography.
Soulful eyes ask the question, “Why am I here?”
Ears that stick straight out wait for the answer, but unfortunately, there really isn’t any true answer as to why she was surrendered. The word “because” sounds so lame.
The attempt is made, as if she really could understand, “because your owner couldn’t, wouldn’t, but they felt they had to … because.” Now you’re back around full circle because it’s really hard to understand how someone could give up a dog that’s so kind and so beautiful.
Her name is Sheba. She came to KCAC with that name. She’s 8-years-old, a brown and white Pit Bull, so sweet and demure that all you want to do is hug her until she falls asleep in your arms, which she is more than willing to do.
Sheba is more than ready to play whenever an opportunity presents itself. She loves getting attention, gets excited when all eyes are upon her and she’s the receiver of all the pets.
Other dogs get her tail wagging as she waits for them to pick out the game of the day. Is it running, is it walking, or is it just getting to know the dogs in the room? She’s not big into toys, but more than likely she wasn’t introduced to many toys in her former home.
Sheba has light in her eyes and a lot of love in her heart as she waits for a new home and family where the question she asks will finally be, “What are we going to do today?”
Congratulations to Tank, the 5-year-old Pit Bull found as a stray in North Aurora!
Tank’s new family couldn’t help but fall in love with his gentle nature and soft easy kisses. His new mom is looking forward to giving him the time he needs to learn social skills and how to walk on a leash. In return, Tank is willing to play as much “fetch-the-ball” as he can and allow her to show him the love and caring he so justly deserves.
They bonded before they hit the door, and Tank instinctively picked out his new mom’s car in the parking lot. With a jump up into the back seat, he rode away into his new future, so full of exciting potential. We’re so happy for you, Tank!
How to Adopt
All Kane County Animal Control adoptable cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all vaccines, including rabies. They are tested for feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm.
The adoption fee is $200 for dogs and $100 for cats. Adoption of two dogs is $300, and adoption of two cats is $150. The adoption fee for cockatiels is $25.
For more information regarding Kane County Animal Control’s adoptable animals and for an adoption application, please visit www.kanecountypets.org.
About Kane County Animal Control
It is the duty of the Animal Control Department to:
- Ensure that all domesticated dogs and cats over 4 months of age are vaccinated against rabies and have a Kane County rabies tag.
- Ensure that all reported animal bites are given precautionary attention in relation to the possibility rabies infection.
- Ensure that pet owners are instructed on proper procedures pertaining to animal bites and enforce adherence to these procedures.
- Contain loose\stray dogs in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
- Investigate nuisance dog complaints in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
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