UPDATE: Sable was adopted!
Sweet Sable is scared at the shelter, and she has every reason to be scared. If she doesn’t find a home quickly, or rescue, she will be killed. She has been at the shelter for over a month now, and because she is frightened, she doesn’t show well.
But in spite of any past abuse Sable suffered, she is still gentle and loving. She loves to be petted, she just doesn’t know how to ask for it. She probably was used for breeding and then abandoned. She obviously never knew a loving home — but she deserves to.
The volunteers said about her:
She is beautiful and in the right home that will give her TLC and patience, she is sure to bloom into a wonderful companion. Though afraid, she does like to be petted, so she isn’t broken, just had one too many bad things happen to her and it’s not her fault.”
She’s only four years old, so she has a lifetime ahead to learn about soft beds and warm hands. She’d love to be in a family with kids and laughter and kisses. Please share to help her find rescue or a home.
- Facebook thread
- Adopt-a-Pet page
- Madera County Animal Shelter
- Address: 14269 Road 28 Madera, CA 93638
- Impound number 3341, kennel 25
- Please contact LDS7784@yahoo.com for serious enquiries
While Madera County shelter workers and volunteers work hard to get every dog out of the shelter safely, they are an open access shelter. That means that they must take all strays and owner surrenders. When the cages are filled, dogs are killed to make room for the new dogs. That’s the harsh reality at many city and county shelters. Their Adopt-a-pet information states:
Madera County Animal Control is the only shelter in the county. We take in all types of animals and try very hard to place as many as possible.We still have a very high euthanasia rate and hope this information will help.”
To change that reality, if you live in Madera County, write your the Madera County Board Chairman, David Rogers at 200 W. 4th St., Madera, CA 93637 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Instead of criticizing, offer suggestions on how to make Madera County a no-kill county. Without lots of foster homes and rescues to pull the dogs, it won’t work. And no public shelter can take in all the dogs without a way to find them rescue or adoption.
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