Gumby was given the Charleston Animal Culture (CAS) as a stray in September of 2014. Throughout the following year, the dog would end up back at the shelter 11 times after being adopted out.
It ended up the dog mix was a skilled escapee, and he would constantly run away from his new house and wind up back at the shelter. The CAS team finally realized he was attempting to tell them something …
Gumby rapidly ended up being known around the Charleston area for his Houdini-like escaping skills after arriving to the no-kill shelter in 2014.
The sanctuary did everything they might to look for Gumby a forever home, however he maintained ending up back at the shelter. He showed back up at their doorstep 11 times throughout the year. They didn’t know what to do.
His first adoption only lasted three days. The following one, just six. The team started to warn every family about the dog’s tremendous ability to escape, and the third adopter was determined to make it work.
However the Hound was returned to CAS four even more times. On one occasion, a Good Samaritan found Gumby and brought him in. Another time, it was animal control. He was restored by his adopter 2 more times.
In March of 2015, Gumby was taken on by his fourth family. The shelter hadn’t heard anything regarding him for four months, and they believed this was it– he ‘d finally discovered his permanently home. Then in July, Gumby was returned as a stray once again.
Gumby was adopted for a fifth time in August, this time ending up at a sister shelter of CAS nearly 30 miles away.
Back to CAS he went only to be returned by his sixth adopter shortly after.
In December of 2015, they gave it another shot. Gumby was adopted, but like constantly, it didn’t last lengthy. The adopter claimed the dog escaped three times in a month, one of those times breaking via the screen door!
The Charleston Animal Society lastly gave up on trying to find Gumby a forever home. What they hadn’t realized is that he had a home this entire time– at the shelter. Gumby loved the attention given to him by the staff and was comfortable right where he was. He was happy and wished to stay.
Gumby has constantly had an uncanny method of comforting the anxious and scared canines at the shelter, and they felt like part of him wanting to stay was the truth that he had job left to do.
Gumby formally entered into the shelter and was even given the title of General Supervisor. He would certainly help the team with behavior demonstrations in addition to playing with the various other dogs and spreading his love.
The team might have put an end to looking for Gumby an adopter, yet they never quit on him.
It’s not a traditional home, but the shelter is the place Gumby has constantly wished to be. He’s located his purpose in life.
In addition, the team lately discovered that the serum from Gumby’s blood has healing properties. He’s now a blood donor for kitties with eye infections! Simply one more factor Gumby fits in perfectly at the Charleston Animal Society. We couldn’t be happier for him!