Agnes' story is another sad one. She
ended up in the South Central Animal Shelter, which is a very
"high-kill" shelter from which very few dogs are
adopted. Her chances of getting adopted were very slim to
begin with. To make matters worse, the shelter had marked
that this 6-7 year old girl was 12 years old! A death
sentence for any dog at a shelter!
Agnes was not in good condition. She
was extremely thin, and had probably been used for breeding, then
let loose to fend for herself when they no longer needed
her. She had lost part of her ear and needed to have
treatment for an ear infection. She was in very dire
In spite of her condition, this elegant
dog sat proudly in her kennel at the shelter, with her paws
gracefully crossed. One of our volunteers saw her there, and
was haunted by her soulful eyes and her poise in the middle of the
chaos at the shelter. The volunteer knew that the next
morning, Agnes would be taken to the "bump room" to be
put to sleep.
We are glad to say that Agnes' luck
changed at that very moment. Our volunteer got her safely
out of the shelter and brought her to a veterinarian. Her
ear was tended to, and she got her first decent meal in
days. Today, her coat is shiny and full, and her ears have
been treated. Although her ear will never be the same, we
believe that she is still a beautiful girl who deserves a
wonderful home. She is so full of love and the will to
live. Agnes is a very loyal girl who never had a chance to
enjoy life and to be valued.
Can you give Agnes the chance she never
Agnes is currently in a foster home.
If you wish to meet her, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (323) 257-9634 and ask how you can arrange to meet Agnes.