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URGENT! NETWORK FOR MELODY! One Year Old Terrified Shepherd Mix Hiding In Corner of County Shelter, New Mexico

Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Shelters, Roswell Shelter New Mexico, Help Find Melody A Home, Urgent Action Needed For Terrified Sheph, ACTION! )

- 1998 days ago -
Cage 12: Melody, a one-year-old brown & white shepherd mix tries desperately to hide in the corner so no one will see her. The terrified dog who urinated on herself tucks in her tail, hides her face beneath her paws & seems to have given up on life. HELP!


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Michelle S (462)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 10:04 pm
In Cage 12, Melody, a one-year-old brown and white shepherd mix tries desperately to hide in the corner so no one will see her. The terrified dog who urinated on herself tucks in her tail, hides her face beneath her paws, and seems to have given up on life.

"What have I done to be left alone in a cage without my family," Melody wonders. "What did I do wrong to wind up here with all of these strangers? What will happen to me?"

Volunteers from the Roswell Urgent Animals at Animal Control in New Mexico are hoping someone will be there for Melody. Her time is running short as her intake date was listed as Jan. 17, and her expected day to leave must be by Jan. 24.

Rescuers have already raised $300 in pledges to help an approved rescue help Melody. A Facebook page has been organized to help save Melody; click here to follow her desperate plight.

The Roswell Urgent Animals at Animal Control provides maximum exposure for shelter pets. The Animal Control Shelter in Roswell, N.M. has an extremely high euthanasia rate. Please check out the beautiful dogs in dire situations.

"Our animals only have 7 days from the date of impound. Our shelter has limited hours: Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm closed 12 noon to 1 pm for lunch. This is the only other exposure these babies will get for a chance at a loving home or rescue!"

For more information, please visit the shelter at 705 E. McGaffey, Roswell, N.M. or call (575)-624-6722.


Solitary Eagle (324)
Friday January 24, 2014, 7:26 am
Noted and shared for this poor, sweet girl.

Ingrid A (524)
Friday January 24, 2014, 9:30 am
I shared and noted too.

Ilona V (0)
Friday January 24, 2014, 2:47 pm
Thanks Michelle for sharing.
Sadly noted. Fingers crossed for sweet little Melody. May God bless her.

Michelle S (462)
Friday January 24, 2014, 4:10 pm
She is SAFE---BUT MORE DOGS LIKE HER AT HIGH-KILL ROSWELL AWAIT THE DEATH NEEDLE. THEY MUST ALL RECEIVE THE SAME BLESSED ATTENTION! If you wish to adopt a furry friend please consider a high kill facility like Roswell in New Mexico or Baldwin Park in California. To arrange transport is not expensive or difficult. Many of the dogs at these shelters are pets whose owners were disgracefully lax cruel and downright abandoned them. Get involved. There are tens of thousands more like Melody.

linda b (186)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 9:26 am
Heart wrenching, I hope she finds her forever loving home. Thanks Michelle,

Randi Levin (12)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 9:29 am
IF this shelter claims not to have the time to take to care for this babe with Loving hands and comfort then they Should Be Shut Down.
What is their purpose when they say that they have no time for one in need of gentle time and care!

Kamia T (89)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 10:39 am
Unfortunately most shelters, even great no-kill ones, don't have the funds to staff people to do much of anything other than feed, clean and provide vet treatments for the animals in their shelters. I'm still to rehabilitate a Scottish Collie that lived 5 years in a 4x8 cage. He had so little socialization that he still refuses to allow anyone to just pet him without nearly falling out. So sad. The biggest donation that anyone near a shelter could give is to go there just to walk and play with the animals. It will help them get adopted SOOOO much faster!

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 2:01 pm
So sad AND cruel.

Shelli S (374)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 2:18 pm
Poor sweet girl, she needs much luv & care, nothing less!!!!

Shelli S (374)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 2:25 pm
Looks as if she has been adopted..Good news!!

Victoria O (124)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 2:36 pm
So glad she found a home. Still loads of dogs needs adopting quickly at Roswell though as they only have a week (during opening hours).

Connie Palladini (106)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 4:30 pm
Thank you for sharing!
I hope she found a good home!

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 7:55 pm

Joanna M (139)
Monday January 27, 2014, 8:54 am
Please take a moment to sign my petition - pledge to adopt at least one rescued dog or cat in your lifetime! So many animals need YOU to give them a second chance at life!
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