A one-year-old frightened Labrador retriever has no concept of what a brief shelter stay in the overcrowded Downey Animal Care in California is destined to bring. She curls up in the corner of the noisy kennel trying her best to disappear into the safety of the walls behind her; the barking and the strangers just make her shiver with fear. Tragically, too many healthy dogs are euthanized after they are labeled as “being fearful.” On Monday afternoon, volunteer Sal Valdepena sadly predicted the puppy’s fate based on his experience at the shelter:
“Terrified dog will not move. She will likely be killed for fear.”
Click here for this dog’s Pet Harbor listing. Animal ID: A4988334. “I don’t have a name yet and I’m an approximately 1 year old female Labrador retriever. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Downey Animal Care Center since August 30, 2016. I am available on September 3, 2016. You can visit me at my temporary home at DCLINIC.” A Facebook page for this dog can be found here.
Please share this puppy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Advocates have pledged funds to be paid to an approved rescue organization to help with expenses. An additional Facebook page can be found here. There’s not much time, and she needs help now. Sharing saves lives. For more information about this dog contact the Downey Animal Care Center by calling (562) 940-6898.
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(Photos: Sal Valdepena)