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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kirby at SLA.wmv

K.C. (Kirby Cuddles, A1197385, 1 year old, all of 8 pounds) is a medical staff favorite. He has charmed them with his extra-cheery personality -- in the face of innumerable broken bones. Maybe the x-ray machine was playing tricks on them -- but it seems that this little fellow has old fractures throughout his small frame -- femur, tibia, ilium, pubis, sacro-iliac and don't forget, acetabular. And yet he gets around like a speed demon, never complaining. Will he need surgery? Most likely. He's only a year old and has a very busy schedule ahead, romping and running. He'll have to be in tip-top shape for those activities. Oh, and we can't forget to mention his unusual brindle coat!!! It was thought he was just dirty until shaved down and the markings appeared! Let's save this sweetheart who was ignored and mistreated by some loser owner who must have known K.C. had been hurt. We can raise donations for a qualified rescue to get K.C. to an orthopedic vet. To meet him, come visit the South L.A. shelter 3612 11th Ave., L.A. 90018. Or call (213) 485-0117 or -0119. And please let us know that he has been rescued.

With thanks, Andrea & Mindy ivegonetothedogs@gmail.com (323) 363-4909

Stella at SLA.wmv

When Stella (A1195004, 6 years old, a mere 9 pounds -- and she could lose some weight!) arrived at the shelter, so little and so defenseless in a world that was completely overwhelming to her, she was beyond terrified. What could she do but put up a ferocious front -- show her teeth and snarl at anyone who approached her. But, with kindness and a gentle hand, Stella stopped snarling -- and just shook instead. And soon, with walks around the block -- being held, she won't walk on a leash yet -- she came to trust us. It's hard to describe that first tail wag, that first kiss she gave. It was so unexpected and so overpoweringly wonderful in its innocence. Watching her video you understand that Stella was someone's lap dog. Her nails have never been clipped and she has no idea what a string around her neck means. This girl needs a secure environment -- NOT a boarding kennel -- and she promises you total devotion in return. Stella enjoys the company of other little doggies. In fact, it was by watching them that she decided she could go exploring. This girl needs out of the shelter now!!! Please call (213) 485-0117 or -0119. And I hope you will let me know she has found a place in your heart. Stella has been in my dreams for two nights -- I know she will be in yours too.

With thanks, Andrea & Mindy ivegonetothedogs@gmail.com (323) 363-4909

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lux-A1165613 -Desperately needs a RESCUE! Please help!

She is NOT a biter... So far no one has come forward for this unlucky little girl
Here is exactly what happened. Lux was always happy and well behaved on her walks. One day, because she was pulling on the leash, the volunteer did the training technique of quickly turning her around (360 degree) in the opposite direction.

There was a jogger ridiculously too close and practically on top of them and BEHIND them, when they turned the jogger was running directly at Lux and right on top of her! Lux was startled and she SNAPPED at the jogger, did not bite her. They stopped and Lux sat quietly and patiently while the jogger examined herself. The jogger's clothes were a very thin material and there was a SCRATCH...no broken skin. Everything was fine and the jogger continued jogging BUT now Lux has a "bite record"

She has never bitten before or since. The volunteers love her but the staff I hear is not that crazy about her, because when she first came in she hid and cringed in the back of the cage (she still does). Then she developed the LEARNED behavior from the other dogs in the kennel of running up to the front of the cage and barking at them.

With the volunteers that she knows she runs up and wags her tail happily and hopes it's time for a walk...BUT Lux will NEVER go for another walk and she will not get out alive, because now she has a "bite" history, unless a Rescue takes her...all because of the stupidity of the jogger, which Lux will have to pay for with her young life.

LOOK AT THAT HAPPY SWEET FACE. Of course she needs socialization, but the volunteer told us that she is just fine once she is outside of the Shelter...a place that she may never live to see.

This dog is RESCUE ONLY and she needs help desperately. PLEASE HELP by circulating this information!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dotty-A1158635 Border Collie Mix Needs a Home ASAP!

What is stopping someone from adopting this great dog?! She urgently needs a home. Check her out. She rocks!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Moose is shopping for a new home, is it yours???

Moose is a wonderful dog our family rescued from the North Central Animal Shelter in December. He is approximately 1 ½ years old, microchipped, neutered and up-to-date on all vaccinations.

Moose loves people! He is great on a leash, sits, downs, shakes. Although he gets along with most dogs, he should be an only dog. Moose has been living with 2 male dogs about his size and he started going after one of them. He may get along with females but this has not been tested.

We are heartbroken that we cannot keep him. If you can open up your heart and home, he’ll be a loving companion. We think he is a terrier/lab mix. Moose weighs about 86 +/- pounds.

If you have a loving home for Moose, mail Michi at: michi.knight@gmail.com

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Howard Stern Rants About People Who Abandon Their Pets at Shelters

Even Howard Stern knows that people are irresponsible with their animals. ESPECIALLY senior animals. Thank you Howard for speaking the truth!

Friday, March 18, 2011


Hampster is a darling boy. Great with other dogs! Loving and kind. He's a strong boy who loves to play and has energy...but he responds to training and wants to be someone's best friend. Hampster is on the recent list that came out about WLA dogs in danger. At the Wooftock event, Debbie Fan -- trainer and volunteer extraordinaire -- was working with him and they were having a great day in the park together! He's a good boy and has a silly, sweet personality. Please consider saving this handsome fellow. He needs a home and he needs one now - he's been at the shelter since November. PLEASE ADOPT OR RESCUE HAMPSTER - & PLEASE NETWORK!

West LA: 11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

St. Pawtrick's Day - Ruff Patches

St. Pawtrick's Day - Ruff Patches

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lux-A1165613- What a cute girl.

Lux is a very happy 2 year old Pit Bull. She has been living at the West Los Angeles shelter since 10/30/10! She needs to find a home!

Lux is full of life and is one of the "happiest" dogs at the shelter. She is very smart and loves to learn but also enjoys a relaxing belly rub.

Come meet Lux TODAY!
West Los Angeles Animal Care Center
11361 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90064
Shelter: 213-485-0494/ 0495/ 0496