She has even taken dogs with a history of biting — which Oreo doesn’t have — and retrained and placed them.Having met Oreo herself, she describes him as sweet, and Luther doesn’t disagree.(Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel) Sea Life Orlando Aquarium guests get a first look at the rare Axolotls, one of the world’s most critically-endangered amphibians, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
She has offered to find a suitable placement for the dog.
A series of emails between Swilley and Luther show a polite but continuing disagreement on what’s best for Oreo, dating back to February.
“I’ve never seen a shelter hold a dog hostage before.
If he’s not ready after a year, then he needs to be with someone who can provide him with more regular training, which we can arrange.”Swilley said her group takes two or three dogs a week from the shelter to help get them extra socializing and training so they can be adopted.
He can knock you over, literally, with his exuberance.
He is also a resident of the Orange County Animal Services shelter, where he has spent most of the past year separated from the general population — a fact that has made him the center of a controversy with animal-rescue groups, whose leaders call Oreo “a hostage.”They say he should be freed for adoption.
Oreo the dog has spent the past year at the Orange County Animal Services shelter, where at one point he was scheduled to be euthanized.
But division manager Dil Luther intervened and began working with the pit-bull-mix.
So this is all really demoralizing.”Sea Life Orlando Aquarium guests get a first look at the rare Axolotls, one of the world’s most critically-endangered amphibians, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
The exhibit of Axolotls --also known as the Mexican walking fish and whose only natural habitat in the world is a lake near Mexico City-- will be on display at Sea Life Orlando through 2018.
Luther said he likes the dog and considered adopting him but said he decided against it because he wouldn’t be home enough.