The 3-year-old shepherd mix was unadoptable. It had spent a year at the DeKalb County Animal Services dog shelter in Georgia, and time was up. Like “doggie death row,” Kailey the shepherd-mix was set to be euthanized in a matter of days.
Every effort had been made to adopt her out, however, she had one persistently impassable issue – Kailey would growl, bare her teeth, and snap at every hand that reached out to pet her.
In one concerted effort to save the dog, Jacqueline Berlin decided to foster Kailey. She had been caring for the dog for a few months, but now the clock was ticking. In a desperate move, she made a public plea on behalf of the extremely nervous but lovable dog, with just two days left to spare!
That day, posting a photo of Kailey and a description of her dire circumstance on the DeKalb County Animal Services Facebook page, Jacqueline Berlin crossed her fingers and hoped for the best. The post reached out with high-octane emo appeal.