Luna's intake photo
|Luna was dumped at a kill shelter in mid April with a deep, untreated wound on her nose. The owner stated that her son had given her the dog when he no longer had time for her, but that she didn't want her anymore. Why? Because now she required medical attention? The owner did state that she had "lots" of grandchildren and that Luna had been great around all of them. And that was the extent of the information provided.
The shelter assessed Luna's wound then shaved and stapled her nose. Time would tell.
It was the shelter's rule that all dogs needed to be evaluated before either being put up for adoption or going to rescue, and so we waited for Luna's wound to heal so that she could be allowed to be out in the yard with other dogs and evaluated. In less than 2 weeks, Luna was good to go!
Shelter evaluation notes 4/29: "Luna approached the runner excitedly, her eyes were soft, her tail wagged neutrally, she licked the handler's hand as she tried to collar her. She was easy to remove and walked well on leash. When she was introduced to the other dogs at the fence she was a little timid, her tail was low with no wag and her eyes were soft. She entered the yard and allowed all the dogs to greet her. After exchanging appropriate greetings she went on to explore the yard. She was mellow towards the new dogs entering the yard and remained soft whenever the dogs approached her. After a few minutes in the yard her confidence became higher and she began performing play bows to Mrs. Brisby [another dog]. She played briefly and then loosely walked around the yard. She solicited affection from the handlers. Overall Luna was friendly, mellow and social with the dogs."
UPDATE 5/3: Luna is out of the shelter and safe at Crossroads. She will be transported to Phoenix tomorrow. Our thanks to Cindi, who pulled Luna from the shelter, and Tera, who transported her to Crossroads.
UPDATE 5/4: Two of our staff members drove to California to pick up Luna today. Everything we had been told about her was true. Sweet, loving and just an all 'round wonderful girl ... So sad her folks didn't appreciate her for the lovely girl she is.
We are still awaiting word from our insurance company to see if our vehicle will be repaired or totaled. In the meantime, we're attempting to find a temporary vehicle with which to continue our rescue mission. We'll do the best we can for the dogs we love.
Adoption fee $325.00.