Annie – Abandoned Dog in Florida Awaiting Adoption Since December

by Denise Carey-Cost

Seaside Bully Rescue, located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida is a smaller rescue group but has had much success rescuing and adopting out many dogs over the past few years.

According to their website they were founded on the belief that our community and our animals are our number one priority.

Their success rate is amazing as they make unadoptable dogs their specialty. While some rescues will only help dogs or puppies they know they can easily re-home, Seaside Bully Rescue takes the time to evaluate each dog and try to find them the best forever home possible no matter how long it takes. They are not quick to accept labels of aggression etc. that are often placed on certain breeds and shelter dogs. Unfortunately, since they are a small organization, their rescue dogs may take a little longer to place so they are constantly filled to capacity.

In December of 2016, Seaside Bully Rescue assisted with a seven year old black Pit Bull named Annie. Although Annie was in Panama City, Florida three hours away from Seaside Bully Rescue, they still intervened to help her.

Annie’s hard luck story is like so many other dogs. Her owner was homeless so she was placed in boarding in Panama City. Her owner has since disappeared leaving her abandoned and stuck in boarding for four months. Meanwhile funding for her boarding has run out.  Basically, she was surviving in boarding thanks to the help of Facebook friends who helped pay for her boarding.

According to Annie’s original owner, she’s an aggressive Pit Bull that cannot be around kids or cats. However, Seaside Bully Rescue strongly believes that since Annie has been away from her owner for four months she may have mellowed some or changed her personality. The rescue believes these behaviors were possibly brought about by jealousy, protectiveness and possibly some prey drive.

Annie has never had a professional assessment done by a trainer or dog behaviorist, just by her owner. What Annie desperately needs is a rescue that has the resources and the funding to hire a trainer to meet and work with her, not only to give her a professional, educated assessment but to also curb some of these negative behaviors to make her more adoptable. Annie would do best in a home where she is the only dog.

Currently Annie is in boarding at Critter Care in Panama City, Florida. Her boarding costs are $20 a day. If you can contribute to Annie’s boarding, donations can be called in to 850-726-0838.

If you are a rescue and can take Annie or are willing to adopt her, please contact Patti Florida on Facebook or Ann Winicki McClemore.

Or post on Annie’s Facebook thread https://www.facebook.com/copper1818/posts/706427186203576?comment_id=710415035804791&notif_t=feed_comment_reply&notif_id=1489813112159530.

Annie is just one of many dogs saved by Seaside Bully Rescue. As mentioned prior, they are a small rescue and rely solely on donations. In addition to helping Annie please also consider donating to their fundraising site at:

 https://www.youcaring.com/seasidebullyrescue-680911

Or via Paypal to seasideanimalrescue@gmail.com.

About the Author

Denise Carey-Costa is a journalist, author, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. She was recently awarded the Best Producer Award from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards for her latest film, Growing up with Hollywood (January, 2016). Her first film Tony’s Tale, Tragedy in Arizona (August 2014) was the winner of eight national film festival awards including several Audience Choice Awards. She has also written numerous children’s books promoting kindness and compassion for all creatures. Among her children’s books are A Tale of Three Tails, Edwin’s Flight, Lucky, and Angelina’s Angel. And her non-fiction piece Tony’s Tale Tragedy in Arizona. She lives in Orlando, Florida, where she works with local rescue shelters.