I'll try to make this as short an explaination as possible, lol Bascally, it's been about 2 1/2 weeks since this happened, so I never really bothered to ask about it, anyways. Basically back at the beginning of the month/late last month a friend of mine's Fiance went out one morning to let thier cornish x chickens out of their shed to free-range (they raise meat birds and have a few horses),anyway from what I understand, she was greeted by a rather large, rather AGGRESSIVE dog which charged her, then went on pacing rather frantically back and forth on the far side of the inside of the run (luckily the chickens were locke tight or it probably would have been a slaughter). anyway they called the shelter in their town and asked them to come pick it up, well the shelter flat out told them that they could NOT come pick it up due to being over-run with dogs already, and actually ASKED them if they could HOLD ON to the dog for a few "days" until they had room. My friend tried to explain that the dog wasn't approachable, but apparently the shelter didn't listen, so I guess after several hours they were able to wear the dog out enough to slip a rope around it's neck and get it out of the chicken pen and tied to a tree in their back field. SO I'll fast forward, they still HAVE the dog, as I said 2 1/2 weeks later, they have been feeding it (it won't TOUCH dry dog food OR canned so they have been feeding it processed chicken aready in their freezer), and giving it water (all of which they'd had to do by pushing the bowls with a long stick, because you still cannot get near the dog). he's afraid of sticks, he will cower and them lunge and bite the stick apparently, and he has a wound above his left hip, they're not sure if it's a bullet wound or a bite from fighting. they also said he managed to grab, kill and them eat a small racoon the other day (he rope he is tied to is like 20 feet they said). SO long story short, from what I have heard, the dog has developed an interest in the kids (9 y.o boy and 12 y.o girl), doesn't growl, doesn't show teeth, and even initiated play with the boy by rolling a basketball towards him with his nose. but the adults, as soon as he sees them, even my friends fiance, he puts as much distance at his can between him and them, but because he doesn't act skiddish around the kids (they even named him >.>) my brilliant friend has decided to try him out and tame him(they have been looking for a dog anyway), at which I told him he was stupid, but the shelter never called back, and the only other shelter near them charges a "drop-off fee" of 80$ even for strays, and which they said with aggressive dogs they don't even bother walking them into the building, the Euth. them right there in the parkinglot. I have not seen the dog because I have not had the time to drive 4 hours lol, but from what I've heard he's either a bluetick colored dog or a black merle, they said he's got the roan/blueish ticked base furs, a black patch on his head which covers his left ear, a large black patch on his back, a black patch on his belly, and white socks on all four feet, and a white patch on his crotch, his ears stand straight up. and on a good day they said he probably should wiegh aroun 90-100 lbs. he is still intact. which he probably weighs about 70 now with them feeding him. they don't know if he was an abused drop-off or a left-over from the feral pack that ran around up in their area several years ago but have since as far as anyone knows, been wiped out. I honestly do not think they should try to keep him, because from what i understand even with the change with the kids, the dog has gotten no friendlier, I wouldn't keep him, but my friend says theres "something about him I just can't figure out" and "it's like he WANTS to try but doesn't know how" I asked him how he would feel if this dog who "wanted to try" took off back into the woods or attacked one of them whe he was finally un-tied, and ofcourse he couldn't answer.