|Labeled a German shepherd / labrador
retriever mix, this girl showed up in a California kill shelter as a stray in September. She waited out her time, then went up for adoption ... but no one came for her. She was kenneled with a young female husky, and the 2 were doing fine together, but by late October, her time was about up, and Alta Luna was starting to get kennel stressed. |
The shelter marked her "Code Yellow ~ Rescue Only," which is usually a death sentence for any dog. Fortunately, it was about this time our facebook angel, Kathy J, spotted her and inquired. The shelter wrote back, "Very sweet ... but you know how the kennel environment can really take a toll on these sweeties. She is unaltered and our clinic is completely booked for a few weeks so we are asking rescues to take dogs 'as is.'"
Luckily, someone had taken videos and pictures of Alta Luna and her kennelmate.
We were torn. We had just taken in five on Saturday (Tally, Olivia, Carlo, Miley and Paloma) and had committed to taking in two more (Zack and Jeff). We just had to take a moment to assess but, in the end, we do what we always do and made room for just one more. By October 23rd, Alta Luna had an official rescue commitment -- she was going to be given a chance at the rest of her life.
UPDATE 10/24: Thanks to our wonderful transporter, Tera, Alta Luna is safe and sound at Crossroads.
Alta Luna is scheduled to be spayed on November 13th, after which we will begin to work on a transport to Phoenix for her.
Adoption fee to be determined.