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Depressed and Red-Listed, Time Has Run Out for Beautiful 'Dizzel'

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Since April 3, that family has been but a distant memory and today, Dizzel sits alone in her kennel run waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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Sophia P (162)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:10 pm
Dizzel did nothing wrong to deserve her dire fate, in fact, for the length of time that she has been held at the East Valley Animal Care and Control in Van Nuys, Calif., she must be rather remarkable.

Right now, all that matters is networking in an effort to find help for Dizzel before she is gone forever. Perfect strangers hold Dizzel's fate in their hands...


Age 3 years
Petharbor link
Facebook thread here
Shelter phone: (888) 452-7381

Isa Villanen (44)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:13 pm
Dizzel needs a new and a loving home asap. She has such a sad face, and makes me feel sad, and I wold gladly take her to be my baby, but she is so far away, over the ocean or two... Please, someone, help her out of this misery and make her happy again, she is very depressed.

Connie O (44)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:17 pm
Oh that is so sad...I hope someone can take her...I wish I was closer....

James Merit (144)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:37 pm
Sharing, thank you.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Monday May 13, 2013, 6:39 pm
Noted & Shared. So sad. I really hope she finds a home. I will forward to all my friends who might be able to help. Thanks for sharing Sophia.

Laura H (964)
Monday May 13, 2013, 7:55 pm
PLEASE SHARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dizzel needs us!!!

Laura H (964)
Monday May 13, 2013, 7:56 pm
There are a few people who want to adopt Dizzel-they are trying to work out how to pull her and transport her to her new home.
I pray they succeed before it is too late.

Look at that sad, sweet face...

Henriette M (154)
Monday May 13, 2013, 10:53 pm
I pray that those who are trying to pull her succeed Laura! E-mail & let me know if you get more news of what happens. Dizzel is a beautiful dog! Thanks Sophia for posting to get her saved.

Katka O (279)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:14 pm
So that. Sharing with hope.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:24 pm
she's so beautiful but looks so sad. it breaks my heart. sharing.

. (7)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:31 pm
I'm way too far away to get her or I would. Should we call the shelter and tell them we are networking to find a home for her? It may buy us some time.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:49 pm
I could just sit and cry my eyes out - poor poor dog - please please dear God, I will offer up anything if you will just open someone's heart to give her the home she deserves, where she can live the life you intended her to have amongst humans who will treat her with an abundance of kindness and compassion.

Caroline S (78)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:51 pm
I hope so much that those who are trying to pull her succeed. It's heartbreaking.

P A (117)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 12:07 am
Poor darling - I do so wish I could help - prayers going up for her!

Jelca Bruigom (74)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 12:39 am
Someone needs to adopt her now. Hope those that are trying will get through in time.

john byrne (50)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 12:47 am


Abo r (107)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 12:51 am
Thanks Sophia and henriette for the post and forward.
Noted, wish I can take Dizzel . hope will be safe.

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:03 am
Noted, thank you

Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:08 am
I am so sorry that I can't help Dizzel, I don't know of anyone in the area where she is. But I will certainly pray for her. Thanks Sophia

Irene S (69)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:11 am
Poor Dizzel! Noted, but donīt know, how to help.

. (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:26 am
Noted... but it's so sad and you can't do anything :-(

Cinzia Palamara (26)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:39 am
I shared hoping that someone could help. Thanks katka for always caring for these poor animals. Thanks Sophia for sharing.

. (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:44 am
Always more and more sad news - thank you Sophia and to Katka for the fw

Christeen A (368)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:14 am
Please save Dizzel. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:16 am
I tried calling them,but they are not open,will call tomorrow about him and post her--ty

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:23 am
thank You my Girls for info and fw :))

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:31 am
Hope someone "overthere" can take her......

Frances Darcy (133)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:37 am
So very sorry for the beautiful dog. I can only say a prayer for Dizzel

S G (29)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:40 am
Noted...she looks so sad...Praying for Dizzel!!!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:42 am
G-d bless dear girl.

William Away Barratt (49)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:55 am
Hope she finds a home. Thank you Sophia for putting this out and Katka for passing it on.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:09 am
Noted , thanks Katks & sophia .

Debbie Crowe (87)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:28 am
Sweet Dizzel - I am praying for you sweetheart.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:40 am
I hope that Dizzel is going to find a wonderful new family.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:00 am
Noted and shared. Hope she finds a home soon, poor baby!

Amanda Ashworth (2)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:48 am

Lisa W (143)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:56 am
I could not get through to a person and was not able to leave a message, I pray for Dizzel and just want them to give her the chance she deserves. I will try the call again. It probably has to do with time change where I live.
Ty Sophia and Katka too!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:21 am
He deserves to be better treated

Isabel d (48)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:21 am
Heart broken...

Veerle V (44)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:22 am
Shared with hope that Dizzel finds a good and caring home soon !

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:09 am
Poor girl. I hope she finds a forever home. My fingers are crossed and a prayer for her.

Lisa N (206)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:22 am
Noted & shared, with hopes & prayers for Dizzel, thanks for posting Sophia.

Iveta cer (41)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:33 am
Poor Dizzel I pray he will be adopted to lovely home , thank you Sophia for posting and thanks Katka for forward

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:42 am
Poor sweet Dizzle...she's a beautiful girl. We just have to keep trying to have these kill clinics become a thing of the past--and gas chambers need to blown up as well. It's simply so unfair to all the innocent animals in this situation. Irresponsible rotten humans are always to blame for each animal on death row. Shared with hope 4 Dizzle. Thx Sophia+katka 4 forwarding!

naomi cohen (55)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:58 am

Cindy Rhodes (106)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:18 am
Noted and shared, I hope poor Dizzle finds a loving home soon!! Thank you Katka!

Winn A (179)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:20 am
Prayers and blessings for divine intervention. This dog must be saved!

Sara P (55)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:37 am
Poor baby!!!!! I will share this issue with all my contact Sophia. Thanks to you for your sensibility and to my dear friend Katka for sharing with me.

Veronique L (209)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:44 am
So sad :'(

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:02 am
Noted. Thanks Sophia and Katka. Very sad.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:03 am
SHARED! With the hope and prayer that someone can take her in. What kind of cruel monster could destroy a beautiful dog whose only "crime" is that she needs someone to love her? The sin is ours, not hers.

. (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:31 am
Sadly noted, cannot help though.

Sandi C (98)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 10:23 am
hope drizzle is saved.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 11:28 am
I agree with Isa Villanen, she needs a loving home!

Poor baby, her picture is breaking my heart.

Waltraud U (85)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 11:38 am
I hope it works - ?? good luck to Dizzel -

WORLDWIDE PETITION NECESSARY - against all puppymills and breeders - only shelter animals availaible - as long as they are all full.


Jane Williams (165)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 12:10 pm
I sure do wish there would be something I could do. For now I will post to FB and pray. This is why we need to spread the word to rescue and adopt.

S J (130)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:18 pm
I m so very sorry I can't help her, if someone can manage to send her to Thailand I shall take her definitely. This is heart breaking news I don't understand why it happens so often. Why shelters have to kill them where they took her at the first place? No other options apart from killing them? I pray for the lovely baby. noted sadly. Thanks Sophia.

. (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:43 pm
While she's still here, there is always that hope...

Ilona V (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:11 pm
Sadly noted. I'll keep my fingers crossed for her - beautiful Lady Dizzel.

Madhu P. (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:09 pm
Wish I can do something

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:18 pm
The sadness in Dizzle's eyes is painful to look at, it really breaks my heart to feel so impotent and not be able to take her into my home (I have three shih tzu's) I tried to call the Van Nuys animal shelter to not avail! Do not live too far from where she is, put out the word amongst my friends to find her a loving home? I hope with all my heart she is saved. When is the killing going too stop?

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:25 pm

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:30 pm
So sad!! What a beautiful dog!!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:37 pm
Hope she will be saved !!!

Lisa Z (168)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:40 pm
Noted & Shared on FB.

deb s (145)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:20 pm
Heartbreaking will share on FB emails and have hopes someone caring will come to her rescue I am keeping positive thoughts so unfair a good animal has to be taken away from us on earth for it is her natural time. If wishes were wishes i wish her fate to be better than where is is now.

Olga S (160)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:37 pm
I wish you good family, sweetheart!

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:46 pm

Christine S (134)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:49 pm
It's too bad the family didn't try harder to find a home for her, rather than leave her at the shelter...

Laurie H (817)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:00 pm
Oh this is so sad, this sweetheart must be saved and soon!!!! She's beautiful but so very depressed! I will share & say a prayer for her. Please update us, Thanks So MUCH!!!~~~

Anne S (14)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:17 pm
I hope this story has a happy ending! So sad, Dizzel is a beautiful girl.

paolo gualandri (6)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:18 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:26 pm
OMG, poor Dizzel!! Another sadly noted about Southern CA. dogs facing terrible fates. :-((

Barb K (1688)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:34 pm
Dear Jesus, Please take our heartfelt prayers for DIZZEL into your HEART and SEND IN A HERO TO SAVE HER!! IN YOUR BEAUTIFUL NAME--THE GREAT I AM!--I PRAY, AHMEN!! Thnx for posting Sophia and thnx for fwd Sara and Katka!! I BELIEVE JESUS WILLLLLLL SAVE HER!!!!!!

bev g (128)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:39 pm
poor animals.

bev g (128)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:42 pm
terrible way animals r being treated We all need to pull together to get the Governments to sort somthing out world wide. for the animals.

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:01 pm
I am confused. I can't find detailed information on Dizzel. I want to know what is going on. She looks SO sad! First it talks about her being red-listed, then it talks about adoption information. Why isn't Dizzel with her family?

. (7)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:05 pm
The phone number listed above 888 452 7381 is a toll free number, they do not accept calls from certain areas. I'm in Canada and could not get thru, even tried the operator. Who ever calls has to be close to that area. Do we have any Californians willing to call and tell them we are networking on the web for a home, to please wait? Thanks!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 9:02 pm
I hope he gets a adopted soon.

Betty Kelly (4)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 9:33 pm
The places that are called shelters but kill beautiful healthy animals are treated like the worst humans; crimanils on death row. US should have NO KILL shelters and adevertise with flyers tv, newspapers, etc. to find loving homes for these homeless animals.

Julia R (296)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 10:16 pm
Poor beautiful Dizzel! She looks so depressed. She shouldn't have been red-listed! How I hope that someone with an open mind and heart rescue this wonderful dog. How I hope that a pit bull rescue group in Van Nuys comes forward to save this special dog! I will pray for her and may be if we could all contact just one pit bull rescue group near that area if we find out through Dianne's update that he still is there with no prospects?

Michael Carney (217)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 10:36 pm
Noted, with a sad heart...I so hope and pray that someone there in California will step up, and save this sweet beautiful little girl...those eyes are just breaking my heart, with all the prayers being said for her, God must listen and provide someone to step up for her...I believe he will...

Elsie Au (259)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 2:05 am
Sadly noted. I hope someone will save and give her a nice forever home before it is too late. The look on her face brakes my heart. How anyone can abandon her like this.

Danuta W (1249)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 3:44 am

Ellen m (215)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 8:49 am
A glimmer of hope, as I have shared and been following her story as well..
$400 has been pledged for Dizzle..
There is someone that wants her, and has a boarding facility to hold her for transport, but they're waiting for someone to pull she's not out ofthe woods yet

This info is less than 15 minutes old..

Patricia Cannell (825)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 9:00 am
Sooooo sad.

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 10:58 am
s/n earlier.

Alicia V (181)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 11:28 am
I hope he makes it fine.

Melanie Wolfahrt (33)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 12:54 pm
I hope somebody will be found to care for her

christine s (340)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 7:14 pm
What has this innocent animal done to deserve this ----nothing , shame on humans .

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 8:36 pm
noted, I hope her story gets out and someone can intervene. So unnecessary.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 8:37 pm
Can we start a petition?

Ritva J (115)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 1:04 am
She was adopted! :)¬if_t=comment_mention

desanka s (416)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 1:12 am
JJ Woofinpaws:
ADOPTED thanks to her photo going viral and someone seeing her examiner article! !!! Thanks penny for your help. Networking works.

Have happy life sweet Dizzel! ♥


Gabriele R (26)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 7:32 am
Thank god she found a home

Melania Padilla (122)
Friday May 17, 2013, 11:45 am
Awww Thanks Desanka!!!

Farah Hage Ali (152)
Friday May 17, 2013, 12:26 pm
noted, thank you for sharing

Katka O (279)
Friday May 17, 2013, 2:07 pm
Great news. Thank you Desanka

Sergio Padilla (65)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 5:36 pm

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 2:43 am
Great news!!!!
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