A three-year-old pregnant poodle mix is overwhelmed with confusion and fright at the Carson Animal Care Center. Named Miss Bella, the dog will be available for adoption on November 14; the concern however is the dog is very close to having her puppies. The dilemma is described as follows:
“Saving Carson Shelter Dogs The county policy is to spay/neuter all dogs that leave the shelter. If one is pregnant and a private party wants to adopt, that dog will be spayed and the unborn babies will be aborted. This dog is way too far along and the babies are almost full term. They will have to individually euthanize each one if the adopter goes through with the adoption. If they release their hold to adopt her, a rescue organization can save her and they will allow her to go out pregnant. The shelter called the adopter but they haven’t called back yet was the latest….”
There have been several approved organizations that have offered to rescue Miss Bella, care for the puppies when they are born and then adopt them out through their programs, however on Monday, an update posted on the Facebook page of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook is worrisome:
“Update: 11/13/17 2:00pm PST. I just left the shelter. The Carson Shelter manager told me the dog is going to be spayed tomorrow. She will not be made rescue only. He is aware there is a rescue willing to take but that’s his final decision. The dog will be spayed tomorrow meaning the unborn puppies are going to be killed.”
Animal advocates can call the shelter and respectfully request Miss Bella be released to an approved rescue organization while still pregnant.
MISS BELLA 11/03/17
#A5127068 I’m an approximately 3 year old female Poodle Mini. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 11/3. I will be available on 11/14. You can visit me at my temporary home at C239.
Poodle Mini AGE:3 years
AVAILABLE ON: 11/14
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248
(Photo of pregnant Miss Bella courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)
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