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Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Animals on Death Row, Help Rescue Athena the German Shepherd i, URGENT! )

Michelle
- 204 days ago - examiner.com
Athena is sitting in cage number 66 at the Roswell Animal Control in New Mexico. She was impounded on September 23rd. If she is not tagged for rescue by September 30th, she will be put down at 7 a.m. the following morning. Share! Help find her a home!



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Laura H. (851)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 8:40 pm
URGENT!!!!
PLEASE SHARE NOW!!!!!
 

Laura H. (851)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 8:41 pm
Athena needs us NOW; PLEASE SHARE!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Laura H. (851)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 8:43 pm
Athena is on death row; we CAN help her--PLEASE SHARE!!!!
 

Laura H. (851)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 8:45 pm
Isn't there a rescue group in the area who could help?
 

Michelle S. (460)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 9:19 pm
From the article:

An undoubtedly confused, assuredly depressed, female German shepherd has just four days to live in Roswell, N.M.

The dog, named "Athena," is in the prime of her life at just three-years of age, but unless help arrives by Sept. 30, she will be destroyed.

Athena is sitting in cage number 66 at the Roswell Animal Control. She was impounded on Sept. 23, and by animal control policy, if she is not tagged for rescue by Sept. 30, she will be put down at 7 a.m. the following morning.

Prior to Athena's arrival at this facility, she surely had a family - today, she is wondering how her life was turned upside down. She has no idea where her family has gone, or why she was left behind.

Please take a moment to network for Athena before she is gone forever.

Information:

CAGE 66
BLK/TAN SHEP X
FEMALE 3 YEARS
IMPOUND 9-23-13
Roswell Animal Control
705 E. McGaffey
Roswell, NM
575-624-6722
 

iveta cer (83)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 9:48 pm
Omg poor dog I hope somebody will adopt her ASAP I have same dog and same age I wish to be up there and take her home with me , please somebody help this poor innocent dog she need loving forever home , my eyes are loaded with tears for Athena :((( , I don't understand people how they can leave their pets behind what a shame ??!! Please help Athena ! Thanks Michelle
 

karen n. (57)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 9:52 pm
they should give these impounded animals more time to find a home,I hope she is rescued,come on people
 

. (1)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 9:55 pm
Noted, hope somebody will rescue Athena. Thanks Michelle.
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1611)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 10:02 pm
Dear JESUS,
Athena needs to receive a SAVING MIRACLE NOW!! I ask, in YOUR NAME, PLEASE SAVE ATHENA FROM BEING PTS!! In the name of The Father, Son, & Holy Ghost, please breathe on Athena, Amen!!
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (214)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 10:21 pm
AMEN BARB, MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY!!! I HAVE SHARED TO HUNDREDS ON FB IN THE HOPES THAT SOMEONE IN THAT AREA WILL ADOPTER HER AND GIVE HER A FOREVER. SHE IS VERY MUCH IN MY PRAYERS AS WELL!
 

Susan Allen (208)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 10:52 pm
Noted and share everywhere I know to share.
 

Anna Undebeck (187)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 11:33 pm
Oh, no please, I will pray she gets a loving home, too sad.. I shared it around on FB, Tumblr, tweeted! Fingers crossed. Thank you Michelle.
 

Anna Undebeck (187)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 11:38 pm
Extremly heartbreaking and disturbing. And Ione feel very frustrated that I cant do more than to share around all over the place!! Tweeted, FB- shared, on tumblr..

Thanks sweet Michelle.xx
 

Natasha Salgado (456)
Friday September 27, 2013, 1:22 am
I hope this sweetie can find rescue...so sad to see the millions of animals in this situation cos of human indifference and irresponsibility. Share+posted on fb. Thanks Michelle
 

Elsie Au (274)
Friday September 27, 2013, 1:35 am
Shared. THanks Michelle.
 

NO MORE FWD to Ana Marija R (220)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:05 am
Shared with hope...
Thank you, Michelle.
 

Pat A. (117)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:29 am
Poor darling - and all like her. When will people stop breeding animals only for them to be dumped in shelters - and when will people stop dumping animals like a piece of garbage?!
 

Christeen Anderson (422)
Friday September 27, 2013, 3:10 am
Please help if you can. Thank you.
 

Millie O'Connor (168)
Friday September 27, 2013, 3:11 am
Why can't ALL shelters be no-kill shelters?! This is so damn unfair and cruel if this beautiful dog is put down. She's only 3 years old for chrissakes! :-(
 

Autumn S. (138)
Friday September 27, 2013, 3:27 am
Shared, thanks for posting this Michelle
 

Sherri Martin (144)
Friday September 27, 2013, 4:36 am
Shared this precious baby on Facebook and posted to several dog groups...hoping and praying this baby finds her home before it's too late.....
 

A F. (126)
Friday September 27, 2013, 4:47 am
I hope she finds a home!
 

. (0)
Friday September 27, 2013, 5:52 am
I hope she finds her forever home soon.
 

Fi T. (16)
Friday September 27, 2013, 6:07 am
Treasure other lives like ours
 

Jaime A. (31)
Friday September 27, 2013, 6:32 am
Sadly noted.
 

Anne W. (10)
Friday September 27, 2013, 6:41 am
I just hope and pray someone comes forward for her. If she was closer I would do more than hope and pray, but an ocean separates us. She will stay in my heart though. Bless you, beautiful Athena.
 

Sara P. (54)
Friday September 27, 2013, 7:23 am
Noted and shared with hope Michelle, because I would to hear good news from you very soon. Thanks to you and also to Barb that helped to share it.
 

Ruth S. (326)
Friday September 27, 2013, 7:47 am
Please, there must be someone that is willing to take this beautiful girl in and give her a loving home.
 

Penny C. (77)
Friday September 27, 2013, 7:52 am
Thanks Michelle.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday September 27, 2013, 8:10 am
Shared, thanks.
 

Bianca D. (84)
Friday September 27, 2013, 8:45 am
Noted and shared. Fingers crossed!
 

. (0)
Friday September 27, 2013, 8:51 am
Shared on FB, tens of prayers for this poor Athena
Thank you so Much Michelle
 

Kerstin S. (297)
Friday September 27, 2013, 9:07 am
I will matrix poor Athena find a home
 

jess b (19)
Friday September 27, 2013, 9:19 am
ONLY 4 DAYS OR LESS. ATHENA IS LOVELY!
MAY SHE BE RESCUED!!!!!!!!!! new mexico is far away. hope a recue center can get her, or someone special adopt and save her!
thank you
 

Kay F. (553)
Friday September 27, 2013, 9:21 am
Shared Athena again, thanks Michelle.
 

jess b (19)
Friday September 27, 2013, 10:11 am
I called German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County
714-974-7762
http://www.g.sroc.org

Left a message about urgent appeal to rescue Athena.
It's in a different state, but asked for contacts to try and save her.
The Orange co. German Shepherd rescue site is volunteer based. The message said they take purebred only. But their website showed many dogs that are not, and several non shepherds.
I left contact info for Athena and cage number, and above website/date.
I do hope they can help and save Athena, or find someone, who can rescue her. I said it was urgent and only 3-4 days left.
I hope someone will come for her. I saw they had come for dogs at Lancaster Animal Facility, Ca. I do not know, if they have ways to help in New Mexico. Hoping.
Thanks for sharing.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Friday September 27, 2013, 10:20 am
noted,wish I knew someone in New Mexico
thanks Michelle
I love german shepherds
 

Nicole W. (619)
Friday September 27, 2013, 10:20 am
ty Michelle and Sara
 

Laura Ricci (168)
Friday September 27, 2013, 10:56 am
shared
 

Michela m. (3408)
Friday September 27, 2013, 11:04 am
Thanks!! Noted!!
 

Jerry B. (118)
Friday September 27, 2013, 11:10 am
Noted and Shared..thanks Michelle!
 

Michelle S. (460)
Friday September 27, 2013, 11:26 am
I went to her Facebook link (not hard to do-click on my link above, scroll down, and click link "here" for her FB thread) and it says she has been adopted. I need to go back later and get the details. In the mean time....

ROSWELL N.M. ANIMAL CONTROL IS BURSTING AT THE SEAMS WITH DOGS THAT NEED PLEDGES! MORE DOGS ARE COMING IN AND THE EUTH LIST IS HIGH, HIGH, HIGH!!!! IT'S MIND-NUMBING! GO TO THE LINK BELOW AND START PLEDGING AND NETWORKING! TODAY AND TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY FOR A LOT OF BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY SOCIALIZED DOGS AT THE ROSWELL POUND!

https://www.facebook.com/RoswellUrgentAnimalsAtAnimalControl

ROSWELL ANIMAL CONTROL 705 E. McGaffey Roswell, NM 88201 575-624-6722
 

Rehana VN (0)
Friday September 27, 2013, 11:27 am
Depressingly sad.
 

Mary R. (235)
Friday September 27, 2013, 11:30 am
SHARED
 

jess b (19)
Friday September 27, 2013, 11:36 am
called Roswell Animal Control for an update, but got answer machine at press 12 (kennel supvsr.) and at press 12 (Supervisor).
575-624-6722

Left message at both, pleaded for more time.
Noted not enough time for owners to locate their pets, and grievous to families to find them too late. Asked for consideration in urgent case of Althena, and others.
Infrmed them I contacted a shelter (out of state) and they need time to respond. Before it is too late.
Urged more time, and hope others can do so. Thank you
 

Debbie Williamson (244)
Friday September 27, 2013, 11:53 am
Shared. Thank you!
 

Alison A. (201)
Friday September 27, 2013, 12:00 pm
Shared, thanks Michelle.
 

KAREN G. (197)
Friday September 27, 2013, 12:03 pm
Shared everywhere I can TY Debbie for the forward & TY Michelle
 

Yvonne F. (159)
Friday September 27, 2013, 12:15 pm
Devastating!!!!! A healthy lovely dog!!! Tragic! Thanks Michelle
Noted in hope somebody in the US will give this cutie a chance!
 

Jill Vickerman (428)
Friday September 27, 2013, 12:48 pm
Thanks Michelle, i add my prayers to everyones here for Athena...I hope that she has been saved by now.
 

Lauren Kozen (167)
Friday September 27, 2013, 12:54 pm
Noted, Shared & Forwarded to friends. Thanks Michelle.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (171)
Friday September 27, 2013, 12:59 pm
mam nadzieję, że znajdzie dobry dom
 

Carrie B. (279)
Friday September 27, 2013, 1:29 pm
I emailed friends everywhere in New Mexico in case someone has family or friends in or near Roswell who may be able to help.
 

Cynthia B. (256)
Friday September 27, 2013, 1:54 pm
wish I knew someone in NM prayers sent
 

Virgene L. (1)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:01 pm
All communities need to have no-kill shelters. These poor animals do not deserve to be brought into this world only to be tormented or terminated. People, you need to spay or neuter your pets so we don't create homeless animals. Thank you.
 

SJ J. (113)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:02 pm
I do hope she will be rescued very soon and get forever home.

Thanks Michelle
 

Debbie W. (108)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:05 pm
I shared on FB - Twitter & Google Plus!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:12 pm
noted & shared. Thanks Michelle.
 

Annamaria Rizzo (87)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:17 pm
Noted and shared TY.
 

Ruth M. (250)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:22 pm
Noted - I hope she gets a home
 

Millie O'Connor (168)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:23 pm
This is so wrong. Why are some shelters no-kill, and others, like this one, not? Why can't all shelters everywhere be a no-kill shelter, where they can have a facebook page and website where people can send in donations to keep all the animals alive until they're adopted. I would gladly send whatever I can, even though I can't afford a lot, I'd still give what I could and I'll bet others would do the same to keep all shelters no-kill.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:25 pm
I hope Athena finds a home.
 

Yvette S. (30)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:45 pm
sadly noted
 

Michelle S. (460)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:51 pm
The current conversation on Facebook:

Any updates? We don't have a lot of time
4 hours ago

Ian G. Harrison Adopted out over a week ago....
4 hours ago · 2

Ian G. Harrison Just called
4 hours ago · 1

Angela Martinez This dog is gone! Plaza update page
4 hours ago via mobile

Pat Coffey Roswell Urgent Animals at Animal Control - could you edit top to confirm this one is adopted? We can then move on to sharing others at risk. Thank you

3 hours ago · 1
Penny Preston-Eims She was just impounded 4 days ago. How could she have been adopted a week ago?

2 hours ago
Alba Ruiz I just called the shelter and they told me that he's pretty sure that she did get adopted because there's only a chihuahua there now.
2 hours ago
Penny Preston-Eims I'm glad you got through - I tried and got the answering machine.

2 hours ago
Dianne Johnston Nowak ADOPTED!!!:)

2 hours ago
Dianne Johnston Nowak Status update!!

2 hours ago
Sue Lesmond I hope that she wan't killed. Of course the shelter would cover their butt and say that they think that she was probably adopted.They have records that indicate either adopted or killed.The answer needs to be either yes or no and not maybe. I suspect that she was killed.
 

Pamela W. (72)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:57 pm
Noted !! Thanks Michelle for posting ..... and for following up ..... praying that what you were told on the FB thread is right (and that she has been adopted). Please keep us up to date - Thanks again !!
 

Roxy H. (340)
Friday September 27, 2013, 3:47 pm
adopted more then a week ago
 

Roxy H. (340)
Friday September 27, 2013, 3:48 pm
thankfully we got this URGENT care2 message now!
 

iveta cer (83)
Friday September 27, 2013, 4:14 pm
What is happening up there ?? She was really adopted?? Any news ?? Thanks
 

Joy Mcronald (121)
Friday September 27, 2013, 4:18 pm
Thank you.. Noted.. so sad..
 

Carol Cowbrough (91)
Friday September 27, 2013, 4:35 pm
Noted. Thank you.
 

Ann L. (34)
Friday September 27, 2013, 4:38 pm
I just came from FB. This is the last two posts.

nimal Control.....Hey Sammye, they are some conflicting posts about Lexi being SAFE or PTS. Can you let us know please?
57 minutes ago · Like

Jamie Groover Glandon Safe
 

Dawn Mason (93)
Friday September 27, 2013, 6:32 pm
Noted! Sharing!
 

Laurie H. (673)
Friday September 27, 2013, 7:23 pm
Signed & Shared---Thanks Michelle & Annamaria for sending!! I am praying for her!!~
 

Jeanne Rogers (367)
Friday September 27, 2013, 7:32 pm
Michelle S. Thank you for gathering all of the information! I so hope that she's (Athena) been adopted! I wish that millions and millions of others are also adopted. I have a rescue and he's got it made. So many times when I am scratching his belly or behind his ears as I talk to him, I might start to feel almost guilty knowing of all of the others that have such horrible lives. My dog's early years were very difficult, as well, but while I am very happy to have gotten him, I wish that all animals felt as safe and loved.
 

Twyla Sparks (214)
Friday September 27, 2013, 7:43 pm
noted and shared and Praying for her
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Friday September 27, 2013, 8:35 pm
signed noted and shared
 

Linda Moore (204)
Friday September 27, 2013, 8:44 pm
XOXO to Athena!!
 

Sprite D. (210)
Friday September 27, 2013, 9:30 pm
Praying for this beautiful angel! These animals are innocents and there ought to be a law that protects them as it does children. We wouldn't treat our children like this! We wouldn't treat a human like this. WHY is this even tolerated in 2013????????????????????????
 

Sprite D. (210)
Friday September 27, 2013, 9:31 pm
Praying for this beautiful angel! These animals are innocents and there ought to be a law that protects them as it does children. We wouldn't treat our children like this! We wouldn't treat a human like this. WHY is this even tolerated in 2013????????????????????????
 

Michelle S. (460)
Friday September 27, 2013, 9:35 pm
A fb member called and said she's confirmed adopted. Tons more are at the Roswell pound waiting to meet the death needle. Too many innocents die because of human stupidity. I need a break from all this misery!
 

iveta cer (83)
Friday September 27, 2013, 10:00 pm
Agree with you Michelle , poor animals are paying with their life's for humans stupidity
 

iveta cer (83)
Friday September 27, 2013, 10:04 pm
I hope that's truth Athena was adopted I wish for every animal up there to find forever home !
 

Sprite D. (210)
Friday September 27, 2013, 10:18 pm
Athena adopted? My dog is doing the happy dance for a fellow shelter girl............... ! Many blessings to her new family. May Athena get all the love and care she and all animals so much deserve!
 

ER C. (65)
Friday September 27, 2013, 10:33 pm

NOTED & SHARED

WISH I COULD DO MORE
 

Kelly Rogers (246)
Friday September 27, 2013, 10:54 pm
YES, IT IS TRUUUUEEEE BABY IS OUTTT OFFF THEREEEE
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday September 27, 2013, 11:16 pm
noted
 

Julia R. (279)
Friday September 27, 2013, 11:28 pm
So glad to hear the news that Athena was adopted! So many beautiful dogs and cats that aren't though and are euthanized. How I wish that more people would get their pets spayed and neutered and be a part of the solution not part of the problem! And make adoption there first option! Thanks Michelle for this update that this dog at least was adopted.
 

Rosemary Rannes (633)
Friday September 27, 2013, 11:33 pm
Prayers for all dogs on death row to be given their forever family. Posted to Twitter hoping there will be many who respond to adopt a precious one waiting...
Prayers answered for Athena. Amen.
Thank you Michelle *_*
 

. (0)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 12:49 am
Noted
 

Trina Hawkins (21)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 2:15 am
Noted ! Happy to hear she was Adopted ! Thank God and the person who SAVED her !
 

(3)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 3:45 am
Partagée
 

Shaheen N. (58)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 4:37 am
Noted, thanks Michelle
 

Joy Wong (70)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 4:47 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Franck Rio (45)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 4:48 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Waltraud U. (61)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 5:02 am
will share, noted ty

Since thirty years ago they practice their habit after the season to kill all of the strays, like everywhere else in southern countries.
 

Carlene V. (201)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 5:37 am
Glad Athena was adopted, now hope for the Chihuahua left there. Spay and neuter is the only answer to the majority of these unwanted pets. Speak to you local animal shelter or city council do what you can, this won't stop until something is done.
 

Ro O. (1)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 6:18 am
noted :(
 

Sandi C. (236)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 9:36 am
praying for her!
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 9:45 am
Thanks!
 

Helen A. (108)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 9:52 am
noted
 

Barbara F. (81)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 11:16 am
Noted, Thanks Debbie!
 

iveta cer (83)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 11:18 am
I am sooo happy Athena was adopted I hope she went to pet friendly home , thanks I wish her luck same to other beautiful animals who need forever homes
 

Shanti S. (0)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 12:03 pm
Thank you.
 

monka blanke (74)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 12:31 pm
So glad to hear that Athena was adopted!
 

Kathleen R. (201)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 2:56 pm
I just read down the list of comments. I don't know why but I just called the Roswell shelter, left message asking about Athena, mentioned that they don't leave enough time for owners to find their missing dogs. I am happy to hear that she was saved. She's beautiful. But you just think about the others. Whether it's NM, KY, AL, NY, PA., no matter where. We have got to close down puppy mills.
 

Genoveva M M. (323)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 5:01 pm
I'm glad she was adopted!!
Thanks Michelle for posting.
 

Heidi D. (23)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 5:11 pm
I hope it's true that beautiful Athena was adopted. As a parent of 3 GSDs this kind of horror really gets to me.
 

Val R. (208)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 7:18 pm
Thanks.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 1:17 am
THANK GOD SHE WAS ADOPTED!!! :)
 

Michael O. (168)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 6:53 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing, Michelle!
 

Monica T. (294)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 8:15 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing, Michelle! So glad to hear Athena was saved... :)
 

Laetitia SCHARTNER (182)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 3:59 pm
Thanks for sharing, I have a friend who could share in the country, hope we'll have good news soon
 

Mary T. (261)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 4:09 pm
thank you Michelle and Debbie for forwarding - happy that Athena found a home
 

Debbie Crowe (79)
Monday September 30, 2013, 6:22 am
I am so happy for Athena! I hope she lives a long life with lots of love from her new family!!
 

PrimaSICK B. (1275)
Monday September 30, 2013, 10:07 am
so happy she was adopted. Many more still need homes. This was great news/
I hope many others find a way to a forever home or even a foster at this point.
 

Evelyn B. (81)
Monday September 30, 2013, 7:23 pm
Noted Tks. Michelle... I'm glad that she found her a home, but there also should be no homeless animal..Spay and Neuter...should be the way..if the human race would just stop be so GREEDY..

Your Super Michelle, keep up the great work that you do....
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Monday September 30, 2013, 10:13 pm
I should have read these comments before posting her on facebook. I am so glad she is safe. I have a friend in Arizona looking for a German Shepherd. I had to delete this from her wall too.
 

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (39)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:58 pm
Wacht..!!!!
 

Maria S. (103)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 6:31 am
Glad Athena was saved. Thanks for posting Michelle!
 

Ira M. (211)
Friday October 18, 2013, 8:58 am
Noted, thank you!
 
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