TRUMBULL COUNTY Woman seeks good home for pup found in shed



The dog was locked in a shed in McDonald and may have been someone's pet.
By TIM YOVICH
VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF
NILES -- Tonya Black is stuck in the middle.
The 30-year-old mother of four and her sister rescued a puppy that was locked in a shed, but she can't keep it because her landlord doesn't allow pets.
"I don't want to see it taken to the pound. You know what they do there," Black, of Ann Avenue, said of the 4- to 5-month-old German shepherd mix.
Black got the pup after she and her sister, Candy Skeines, rescued it Tuesday from a shed outside her Hay Street apartment in McDonald.
The dog barked from 1 a.m. until 5 p.m. when Skeines finally unlocked the shed and found the dog.
"I could see it wasn't mean, but just a happy puppy," Black said.
Black said her sister hadn't seen the dog in her neighborhood before it was found in the shed. Black figures her sister's neighbors left it behind when they moved out last week -- or the neighbor kids locked it up.
"Those kids are so cruel," Black said.
Familiar with dogs
Black knows animals because she worked for a veterinarian while living in North Carolina before moving here. Also, her parents used to breed beagles for hunting, and German shepherds. They had 75 dogs for sale at any given time.
That's how she has determined the dog's age. It still has its baby teeth. Although it has no identification on it, Black said it was someone's pet.
It's nearly housebroken and responds to commands to sit and lie down.
"I want a good home for him. He loves kids," Black said, pointing out the dog plays with her children, ages 7 through 14. "I want somebody who is going to take care of him, not just anybody."
She can be reached at (330) 505-9329.
yovich@vindy.com

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