After I sent out my revised plea for poor Velvet, I received an email alerting me she will be on the red list on Tuesday. That means she is out of time.
The reason is that Velvet has a corneal ulcer--which must be so painful--and seems to have been attacked as she has bite wounds. As if that isn't bad enough she has started coughing.Velvet has so many strikes against her, I'm not sure we can overcome them.
Velvet has so many strikes against her, I'm not sure we can overcome them.
She is still so scared, they had to carry her into a transport cage and wheel her to the medical room as she wouldn't stand up.
I'm not sure what to do at this point. I don't think she'll last past Wednesday or Thursday because the longer she's there, she will just get sicker and be in more pain, and nobody--including the staff--want her to suffer.
Velvet is just so terrified and depressed, her plight touched a lot of people. We have some donations from kind people concerned about her and now that she has these medical issues, any additional offers would be much appreciated.
WHAT HOPE IS THERE FOR VELVET?
WHATEVER THERE WAS EARLIER TODAY IS SLIPPING AWAY.
IF YOU CAN HELP BRING SOME LIGHT TO
VELVET'S LIFE, PLEASE GET HER OUT OF THE SHELTER AND GIVE HER SOME HOPE.
Velvet's impound number is A104633.
Tomika Johnson, SLA New Hope Coordinator:
Kennel Supervisors' office: 213-473-4378
SLA direct lines: 213-485-0117, 0119
(Please get the name of the person you talk to.)
All LAAS shelters open until 7pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you live in the LA area, Please..please reaches out a hand to this tragic girl!!!
I feel so guilty for not getting out a plea earlier for this sad gal whom I noticed at SLA last Sunday. She looked so absolutely terrified that I wanted to get into the cage, hug her and tell her it would be alright. Except it probably won't, at least not for her and so many other animals packed into the shelter as impounds continue to skyrocket.She doesn't even have a name so I am calling her Velvet. She is a Steffie with the droopy jowls of mastiff. Very cute.
I was told that Velvet came in with a puppy who was adopted, and Velvet became another mom just left behind to die. With her puppy gone she is depressed and frightened.
You can get an idea of what her owner must have been like from that hideous collar she's wearing. Nobody even cared enough to get her a collar which fit, instead saddling her with this huge filthy thing. The owner couldn't even be bothered to cut off the long bit dangling down.
So she and her baby came into the shelter and Velvet had her photo taken with a rope around her neck and her front legs splayed. She is so skinny in that photo. Her head looks gigantic because her body is so thin.
James, the lovely ACT at SLA who goes out of his way to spend time to help terrified animals, went into Velvet's cage and sat down on the floor with her. She didn't come out but she did sniff at James' glove and didn't run away. After several minutes, James decided to carry her out into the corridor because she was so frozen with fear, she wouldn't walk. Once in the corridor, James set her down gently and we sat with her, stroking her and reassuring her to help her relax. It took a little while but she did. She even walked on her own instead of having to be carried. I've seen this so many times before: dogs who shut down in the shelter as a form of protection but just blossom when they are removed from that environment.Velvet deserves that chance. You've depressed if you were behind after your only baby was adopted. What hope is there for Velvet? Only that someone reads this and reaches out a hand to this tragic girl!!!!
If you can help bring some light to Velvet's life, Please get her out of the shelter and give her some hope!!!!
Velvet's Impound number is A104633. She is 3 years old and not yet spayed. She has already been in the shelter over 2 weeks which means she could get sick at any time, so that means euthanasia sooner rather than later.
She is at SLA and her Impound number is A104633