On Friday morning, Mia’s story garnered the attention of dog lovers, rescue advocates and volunteers across the country. The tiny Yorkie blend’s plight was so sad; just watching her former owner play with her for a moment and then abruptly leave couldn’t have been more tragic to a loyal dog. The story of her eventual freedom developed here:
“I met Mia’s previous owner at the shelter; he had returned for her best friend Pepper. Mia watched and cried as her previous owner walked out of the shelter without her. He told me a family member surrendered her because she worked long hours and could not care for her. He said she gets along with dogs and cats, and is a little protective of her food.”
And so Mia’s questionable fate became everyone’s concern; her short video detailed the dog’s sadness and desperation.
“My name is Mia, and I’m an approximately 6 year old female Yorkshire terr. I am already spayed. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since May 17, 2017. I am available on May 17, 2017. You can visit me at my temporary home at L335. The staff/volunteers here at the animal care center have found that I spend most of my time indoors. I seem to be good with small children. I am house trained and I am good on a leash. I seem to get along well with dogs and cats.”
Just hours later, one of Mia’s advocates, Sal Valdepena made the happy announcement concerning the little one’s freedom roll:
“Ever see a dog leave the shelter ??? Pretty incredible….. Friends of Lancaster Shelter Dogs CA 2 networking page has done an OUTSTANDING job at getting the dogs seen. Thank u ladies… soooo thankful to you and the tireless work you do… Mia is free because u shared her story.”
Mia has been rescued by Big Bones Canine Rescue.
Have you ever seen a happier freedom run? Don’t miss it!
(Photos and video courtesy of Friends of Lancaster Shelter Dogs CA and Sal Valdepena)