Tuesday, March 13, 2007
More dogs off of L.A. Animal Services' New Hope list, which in animal shelter adoption terms is like the sale section of a department store, except that if these lovelies don't get rescued, they get euthanized. Plus, this is no twice-a-year clearance - it's going on 24/7. The situation for these animals, more than all the others, is extremely urgent.
If you notice dogs on the list that you like, RUN don't walk to the shelter and scoop them up before they're put down. It really is their last chance at survival.
UP FOR IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AT L.A. ANIMAL SERVICES SHELTER:
(Clockwise, from top left)
MALE RIDGEBACK MIX, 8 YEARS OLD at HARBOR SHELTER
Jack and his companion Daisy (bottom right) were surrendered by their owners, who apparently just had a baby. Whatever. Jack and Daisy are older dogs and no doubt incredibly confused as to why they're suddenly in the shelter. They're nice dogs. They don't deserve this.
FEMALE CHOW CHOW (SAMOYED?), UNKNOWN AGE at EAST VALLEY SHELTER
FEMALE GERMAN SHEPHERD, 4 YEARS OLD at SOUTH L.A. SHELTER
FEMALE RIDGEBACK MIX, 9 YEARS OLD at HARBOR SHELTER
The shelter staff calls her Miss Daisy, and she is very sad. She and Jack need homes together!
FEMALE AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER MIX, 10 YEARS OLD at EAST VALLEY SHELTER
This poor girl came in as an evidence dog in a neglect case. Although the owner was supposed to pay his fines and come and get her, he never did, thank God. The shelter staff says she is a sweet dog, and even performed an expensive medical procedure on her, which they normally wouldn't do on a redlisted dog. Purdy is now fine, but needs a nice family. She's been through a lot.
MALE GERMAN SHEPHERD/CHOW CHOW MIX, 1 YEAR, 7 MONTHS OLD at EAST VALLEY SHELTER
*note: You don't have to be a rescue group to adopt a dog off the New Hope list!
To adopt a dog, call L.A. Animal Services at 888.452.7381 or go to www.laanimalservices.com for more information.