There has been a lot of claims that animal shelters are equivalent to a jail for humans by multiple animal lovers who advocate for their cases, but is there any truth to the matter? Of course, it’s always the better alternative for an animal to have a roof over its head and be cared for in a shelter versus being on the street, being left open to subjection to forces of weather and humans alike.

Animal Shelter Equals Jail?

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There are many debates and arguments for the claim that animal shelters are a prison for them. But there is also no denying the fact that these very shelters provide these homeless animals the much-needed sustenance and shelter. There is also to keep in mind the fact that not all shelters are built alike, and some are kinder than others. 

Homes Are Better Than Shelters

While a shelter provides to the best of its abilities, it is always preferable for the animals there to get adopted. Nothing can beat the warm and nurturing environment of a loving home where they have attentive adoptive parents to care for their every need.

No Love?

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But sometimes, just being adopted does not solve the problem for these animals. Adopting a furry friend is not an easy task, and it takes a few tries to find the perfect match. There has to be a mutual love between adopter and animal to have a happy family life. And this apparently seemed to be the case for this dog – or was it?

Gumby The Hound

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Meet Gumby, a hound living at the Charleston Animal Society located in South Carolina. Gumby seems to be like any other canine present at the shelter; he loves to run around the shelter grounds, loves to eat a lot, and take a dozen naps. But what sets him apart is his proclivity for escaping from his adoptive homes!

A Not-So-Happy Past

Meet Gumby, a hound who has a talent for running away from his adoptive family.

Like a majority of the animals present at the shelter, Gumby’s life wasn’t exactly ideal before he found his way to the shelter. In fact, he had been wandering around South Carolina for the past four years before being eventually picked up and taken to the safety of the Charleston Animal Society. 

Getting To Be Healthy

The shelter provided him with such care and affection that Gumby quickly became more active and happier than ever before. He was a shadow of his former starved self. In almost no time, Gumby had become healthy and oh-so-adorable! With a gorgeous and gleaming cream fur coat, he was absolutely irresistible.