Shelter staff couldn’t believe it when they saw him: Gumby was back again. Mind you, this wasn’t the first or even the third time that he had escaped his humans and returned to the shelter. It had happened so often, in fact, they were forced to consider a more permanent solution.
Don’t let the innocent look on Gumby’s face fool you because he’s actually a cunning escape artist. You wouldn’t be the first person to fall for his demure act and puppy dog eyes, however. He’s actually managed to dupe the Charleston Animal Society (CAS), too.
His story started in September 2014 when someone brought him to the CAS shelter in South Carolina. Although he was allegedly a stray, seven-year-old Gumby was very well kept for a street dog. He was actually fit and healthy, with none of the malnutrition problems common in abandoned pets.