UPDATE: Sally was rescued! She is safe.
Sally is gorgeous from the calm light in her light brown eyes to the tip of her tail, which instead of wagging has been curled between her legs because being in a large noisy shelter is frightening for this little girl. She is kenneled with other dogs, so she gets along with others. She’s also gentle and sweet — and very much needs to feel safe.
Part of what makes Sally so very beautiful is that she is a dachshund mixed with something that turned her coat a creamy ivory and gave her golden ears. She has a modified low body — but not so low that she’ll have typical doxie back problems. She stands calmly while the photographer works around her. And she’s only two years old. The photographer’s comment:
Love her eyes!”
Small dogs in California are everywhere and without networking, this dog may not get rescued. Her “review” date was April 8th, and that’s the date after which dog can be adopted, rescued or euthanized.
- Facebook thread
- Impound #3576 (kennel 11)
- Madera County Shelter
- Madera County Animal Control, 14269 Road 28, Madera, CA 93638
- Phone: (559)675-7891
- If interested in Spot, email: LDS7784@yahoo.com
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 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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