UPDATE: As of Friday morning, May 15, 2009,
Ellen Jefferson reports "MIXIE has an adopter. And there are backups. So [hopefully], Mixie is safe." She also says thank you for the support and networking that saved her.
May all keep in mind the tremendous urgency involved in the lives of homeless companion animals... and stop dealing with breeders and "pet stores" to end the cycle of needless suffering.
Mixie, a 5 year old Pit Bull, had a great life. She had a young active owner who took her everywhere. He took her to work everyday and trained her to know every command you can think of. She knows hand signals and her vet said she was the best-trained dog he had met.
BUT on about May 3rd, 2009, her owner died. She got sent to the pound. Imagine how her life has been completely turned upside down - losing the person she loved and her home.
Please help Ellen Jefferson, President of Austin Pets Alive (APA) (512) 663-8643 to not let her die there. That is a double whammy of sadness. The young owner’s mother has a yorkie and she just can’t risk a fight (the yorkie would lose).
Mixie loves people and children and is good on walks and of course going to work. She sometimes growls at other dogs but has never gotten into a fight. The owner’s mother does not think she would do well with cats but did great with her four young boys.
Austin Pets Alive! is trying to save her but we cannot rescue her because of her growling at other dogs. All of their dogs have to be together. Their Rescue Coordinator thinks that she is a tub of wags/wiggles and reminds her of a little piggy because she squirms and snuffles when she’s happy.
Do you know anyone who is looking to save a life or find a great dog? What about someone willing to foster until she finds a forever home?
She has less than 48 hours.
Please email email@example.com or call APA's number above for more info. If you would like to meet Mixie, go to Town Lake Animal Center in Austin, Texas and ask to see the dog in pen # 230. They know about her case. APA are recommending that she go to a single dog household or to a very experienced pit owner if there are multiple dogs.
Please forward to anyone you think may be able to help