Recently, several “dogs in danger” have been featured in the National Dog News column. Though most updates are shared on the National Dog News Facebook page, not everyone sees them.
Most recently, an American bulldog named “Doughnut” found himself in dog jail at the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility after he grabbed hold of his family gardener’s leg. Though Doughnut likely believed he was protecting his family from a stranger, the family deemed it necessary to surrender Doughnut back to the animal control facility.
Fortunately, Doughnut did not die at the facility – instead, his family had a change of heart and realized that they were at fault for Doughnut’s actions and he was reclaimed.
Another featured “dog in danger” was a six-year-old purebred German shepherd who also wound up behind bars at a Los Angeles animal control facility. Shortly after the publication of this dog’s story, the Westside German Shepherd Rescue pulled her from the shelter and she is now in foster care.
A senior, mixed breed dog named “Scooby,” generated a great deal of interest after his family dumped him at the same Baldwin Park, Calif., facility from which he was originally adopted as a puppy. Thankfully, an adopter pulled Scooby from the shelter before it was too late.
Two dogs were also featured who were not considered to be “in danger,” but who are equally deserving of a new home.
The first, a five-year-old bully breed named “Monte,” who has been in a cage at a municipal shelter in Yonkers, N.Y., since 2009. Sadly, despite thousands of shares, the increasingly depressed dog remains behind bars.
And finally, Diamond, another bully breed, who was abandoned by her family seven years ago at a veterinary clinic who has been boarding her this entire time. Diamond, who is best as an only dog, is still without a home. Contrary to some people’s assumptions, Diamond was not left at the vet clinic by a rescue. Several rescue agencies have tried to help find her a home throughout the years, but they have all failed and she still waits for a family of her own.
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