I just talked to the husband and he said that AC is coming tomorrow to take the dog, like AC is 1-800-JUNK or something. I tried to look up stats about the shelter here in town to have a discussion with them about why this is a *horrible* idea and did not find encouraging things.
So, I sent them an email, told them about a no-kill shelter here in town and one about 40mi away. This was the email:
"Hey. I was looking up some stats about the Char-Meck animal shelter and found a shelter in Charlotte called HALO. It's a no-kill shelter. I know that you think Boo is pretty likely to get adopted, but the shelter here has a pretty bad reputation. If you haven't already tried them, you might want to give them a shot. There's also a no-kill shelter in Hickory that could be an option.
I'm worried about Boo; shelters are really flooded with animals right now and in the economic downturn people are reluctant to adopt. Let me know what you think."
I was going for strongly worded but not judgmental. I probably should have posted it here before sending it, but I feel like we're in a time crunch. DH, who is freaking amazing, has agreed that if they don't agree to cancel their call to AC we can take the Doberman in until we can get him a spot with a rescue or a no-kill shelter. It'll be incredibly inconvenient, but I don't want to let him die.