Murtaugh 2019-12555K
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Color: Black
Coat: Short
Size: Large
Age: Young
Murtaugh - You just have to feel sorry for this poor boy! Murtaugh is terrified in the shelter; so much so that he cowers constantly out f fear, and refuses to make eye contact. I spent a good deal of time with him, tried my best to reassure and comfort him, but he would have none of it. Murtaugh was turned in to the shelter by his owner because they were moving and couldn't keep him, so he is in real need of a new home with a compassionate, understanding family. His owner stated that he is good with other animals and great with kids, and I really suspect this to be the case, but he is apparently just overwhelmed by the noise and confusion at the shelter and by being constantly in the presence of people who are total strangers to him. This poor baby is only about eight months old, and he weighs forty-seven pounds. Murtaugh is a black Labrador retriever mix. Overall, he is healthy, and he is heartworm negative, but he does have some small amounts of hair loss which are either the result of an allergy or mange. In either case, the cause is treatable and the hair will grow back. Please call the shelter at (256)771-7889 if you would like more information about this poor sweet boy or if you might be interested in fostering him to help him overcome his fear. To fill out an adoption application, go to