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Los Angeles, CA - A beautiful, young German shepherd is sitting in an over-crowded Los Angeles area animal shelter...suffering from intense pain after being struck by a car, and waiting for a miracle


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Carol H (229)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 1:58 pm
sadly noted. thanks for the post Sophia. maybe someone in that area will see this story and save him, I hope.

. (0)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 2:14 pm
Noted & forwarding.
Thanks, Sophia

Juliana D (18)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 2:21 pm
Sadly this is common- her description is heartbreaking, I too have a once abandoned german shepherd who will do anything to give you a "kissy".

Sandy G (35)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 2:27 pm
Noted and forwarding, hopefully the rescue will receive enough donations to pull her and get her the surgery she needs.

Barb Knight (1685)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 3:26 pm
God, please work one of your grand miracles and get this little girl out of this dangerous shelter!! In Jesus' name I ask, amen!!

Thank you for putting the word out there Sophia and thank you for the fwd Sandy!! I will fwd!!

Margaret B (88)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 3:36 pm
This is horrible that a shelter in the US would let an animal suffer in this fashion! Fiends!

Barbara K (61)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 4:01 pm
Thanks, Sweetie, for bringing this all-too-common sadly to our attention. This poor dog needs a miracle and I hope that it gets one. Miracles are happening, just check out the Miners being rescued. Maybe a miracle can be sent to help this poor baby. The horror of this dog being just left to suffer is astounding. Did the shelter ever think of putting an article in the local newspaper so that the dog's owner could know where the dog is and rescue his/her pet?

Rhonda Maness (580)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 4:23 pm
Thanks Sophie

Annie Cowling (116)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 5:02 pm
Life is so cruel and cold sometimes, I pray this beautiful creation of God, gets the miracle that she deserves. Thank-you for the post Sophie. Will pass this along.

Pat B (356)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 6:04 pm
Thank you, Sophie...I pray that someone with a heart will intervene to help this beautiful furbaby! I'm passing this on to my friends. Sad, very, very sad.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 6:24 pm

Catherine Turley (192)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 6:25 pm
thanks for the forward laura. sent to facebook. westside gsr helped me recently, so i can vouch for their sincerity.

Laura H (950)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 6:30 pm
I sent the info to all of my Care2 friends; I wish I could do more.
I hurt just thinking about this babies pain. I pray she gets help and a loving home.
Thanks Sophia.

Michael Carney (217)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 6:31 pm
Noted and forwarded...I also pray, for a miracle, for this beautiful sweet dog...

Charlie L (47)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 6:50 pm
Noted, thank you Sophia and Laura H. for the forward. It goes without saying she doesn't deserve this, but then of course none of them do. I hope someone saves her.

Jo W (27)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 6:50 pm
Please consider a donation to Westside German Shepherd Rescue to help save this girl! Find them also on Facebook! They help a lot of GSD babies.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 7:11 pm
it is so sad I read these stories and I want to donate to them all. I cannot as I have a limited, really limited income. I hope those that can, do. This is so unfair.

moggy w (119)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 7:27 pm
I am upset by this- it was a tragedy that she was hit by a car, but that the "shelter" is not doing anything about her injuries, not looking for her owner, that is pure cruelty. She may have escaped from a car, or run away. But even if she was abandoned , she should not be on a "death list" Couldn't some vet donate a bit of time to help her injuries? I hope some members in that area can help.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 7:37 pm
I live in Texas, what can I do? Is there a fund for donations? Is there any way to help?

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 7:53 pm
Noted, posted to myspace FB & twitters
I have several German Shepherd rescues on my friends list on myspace.
I'll also look up some rescues close to where this baby is at

Lydia S (155)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 8:00 pm
Poor dog! I

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 8:01 pm
German Shepherd Rescue
of Los Angeles

Okay this IS a rescue:) I felt so badly when I saw the little girl I was more interested in reposting it. Now that I went back and READ it:)

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 8:14 pm
Thanks Laura my friend for the forward. Thanks Sophia for posting.
I made a donation for her surgery & I am forwarding as well.
Transaction ID: 7H0880927T103835S
I pray to God that this innocent poor girl will be saved & her owner found & that she will be all made new again.

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 8:43 pm

Alison A (244)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 9:21 pm
Hi Kit, yes you can donate, there is a link in the article which takes you to here.

Please spare what you can everyone, this dog sits in pain, just a few pound, dollars ect. from everyone will stop the pain.

Noted, donation made and forwarding, thanks Sophia.

Alison A (244)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 9:21 pm
O forgot to mention, it is probably best to write in the notes where you want the money to go.

Vinnie m (333)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 10:18 pm
Thanks Sophia, the Word is getting out. I prayed with Barb Cat, Amen. I'm beleive after they see how many people are crying out for Help, that God will send someone to step up to the plate. Wish I could donate some money but lost mu Job a few weeks back and had to borrow money today just for gas. Poor cute dog, but looks abit thin. Thank goodness at least they gave him some pain meds. However all of California is collapsing.

Sandy G (35)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 10:39 pm
Sent a small donation and included in the PayPal notes that it's for the Shepherd with the broken leg. The rescue also features her quite prominently on their website which should help her cause.

Ancil S (175)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 10:40 pm
So sadly noted.I hope this fur-baby get's rescued and placed in a loving home.

Thursday October 14, 2010, 12:09 am

Chiara C (23)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 1:17 am
A few days a go, in Italy, a cab driver ran over and killed a dog, and, of course, he did not stop. BUT, this dog belonged to a young woman, and her boyfriend assisted at the scene of the accident. This guy chased the driver (on foot), pulled him out of the car and beat him into a coma.
A lesson he'll never forget, if he survives. :P

Catsy D (69)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 1:27 am
Such a beautiful dog. poor love :'(

Margaret B (88)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 2:17 am
Thanks Chiara....that made me smile :)

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 4:52 am
"waiting for a miracle" - only good humans can make this happen. Please make this miracle true!

Joy W (100)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 4:59 am
I'll add my prayers to BarbCart and Vinnie' s too ... Amen.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 5:29 am
Even the people that are suppose to care and comfort pets.....let them down.
No animal should ever be left to suffer!!Pray someone near helps soon!

P.S.: Have you hugged your pet today?

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 5:53 am
forwarded,noted,posted in 3 of my groups and praying for this sweetie,thanx

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 6:14 am
noted thanks

Cindy C (125)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 6:44 am

Ruth M (839)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 7:22 am
I hope this beautiful dog gets a home soon!

Kris B (136)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 7:28 am
I put my hope energy on this too.

Scarlett P (126)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 8:05 am
noted with sadness... Prayers going out that someone will adopt this beauty...

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 8:14 am
Noted and thank you Laura .
Sad that a animal rescue would allow the animals coming to them who are hurt to suffer like this. We have a animal recue league in my small city but they give medical treatment to all the animals and spay and neuter them before they can be adopted. How can these people call themselves a rescue when they are not rescueing these animals they are torturing them.

SANDRA R (145)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 8:51 am
Sadly noted! I hope this beautiful dog finds someone that will adopt him!!! Thank you Sophia!!!

Sara Thompson (0)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 8:56 am
As sad as this is - at least they didn't leave the dog on the side of the road to suffer. It's a shame it had to happen at all.

Suzanne Hall (7)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 8:59 am
Sadly noted. Hope the dog gets some help!

Susan S (187)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 9:03 am
My prayers go out to this beautiful german shepherd. Maya people find it in their hearts to save this wonderful dog.

Ritva J (115)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 9:47 am
So sad!! I pray sheŽll get help.

MmAway M (519)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 11:03 am
Thank you Sophie for getting this out, Biggie and BearCat thank you for the forward.

I do know in California they have German Shephard rescue, praying that they get wind of this and someone takes her in, I so want to - but, my rescue is a ONLY CHILD!

Tons of Prayers coming to this sweet little girl!

j C (63)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 11:37 am
People need to be aware of the roles that shelters and rescues play. Had this dog been taken directly to a rescue (a specific dog rescue, the humane society, etc) she would be getting the medical care she needs NOW. Rescues usually work to help each other out AND are associated with a vet that will give them discounts and possibly work out payments so an animal is treated humanely. A shelter, on the other hand, is simply a temporary place to store animals until a) their owner claims them, b) they are adopted to a home, c) they are dispensed to a rescue organization, or, most frequently, d) they are put to death. Whether the person who dropped off the dog at a shelter did so out of desperation, ignorance, or stupidity, there is no way of knowing.

The fact that a rescue is trying to get her means the shelter probably won't put her down (providing they keep an eye on her and demonstrate the money is being quickly raised in good faith.) It's sad the shelter can't just hand her over, but the rules which are hurting her were meant to protect her. Silly they couldn't make an exception for a (I presume) recognized/established rescue group.

Her best bet is to get her story on the local news in the LA area. If the public and public officials are aware of the issue, politics will probably pressure a satisfactory ending. We can only hope so!

Blessings, Beautiful Girl!!

j C (63)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 11:40 am
P.S. For those of you who ask in your comments about notifying a German Shephard rescue group or where to send money to help, the article makes it very clear that such a group is trying to help her. The link to their fund page is also included in the article!!

Elaine W (103)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 11:55 am
She is just beautiful. I wish her all the luck for help & a new home.

Angelika R (143)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 11:59 am
Thanks Sophia for bringing this sad story on and I truly hope there will be help on time for that beauty. At least she gets medication for her pains. It's good to see how several people here are spontaneously opening their heart and purse, let's hope their donation will indeed benefit this shepherd or even any other one and not be used for other purposes. Sorry but after hundreds of petitions here for shelter animals I have gotten suspicious about"rescues". I find it strange how the article praises the "excellent work" of what it calls "high kill shelter" and in the comment section some suggest that shelter is breaking law by not providing the necessary vet treatment.

Rosanne G (28)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 12:11 pm
I live in Kentucky, so I feel helpless. I have 4 dogs, 3 of which are rescued from probable euthanasia or death. I can't afford to donate, but one would hope that someone who is looking for a German Shepherd will visit that shelter. I am appalled that the shelter is not calling in a vet to assist them with her injuries. If they did that, it would make those who visit that shelter feel that any animal given to them would be treated humanely & not just given an execution date. I don't agree with time limits for dog euthanasia. As long as there is room, there should be no death camp attitude. I would gladly donate to a shelter that was no-kill, whether it be my time, or my talents, or my treasure (money), but some of these shelters sicken me.

My last boy (Australian Shepherd, Collie mix was on death row, when I saved his life. The NEWS MEDIA caught my attention when they said they were housing 40 Boxers for a court case & having to euthanize the oldest inhabitants. When I asked them to hold him, the woman at the shelter was absolutely nasty to me. She said they don't save dogs for anyone. I had until 2 p.m. to get to the shelter to adopt him. Sounds like he was going to dog heaven, so I am happy that I rescued him, even though he has to be separated from my 2 other boys, because he want to be the ALPHA MALE. He has a great personality & has the characteristics of Houdini, (he escapes), so I keep him inside most of the time, with weekly roaming rights to the 1/2 acre fenced in area with my female Golden.

I hope someone gets this pretty girl out of the negligent s-hell-ter.

Margaret S (53)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 12:14 pm
So sad,hope someone will give her a home.Lovely dog...

Patricia Myers (73)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 12:16 pm
thankyou sadly noted&forwarded

Ellyn S (48)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 12:44 pm
Noted and sent donation.

Valerie W (52)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 12:52 pm
Read & noted. I will also keep this poor dog in my prayers. If those people cared about animals, they would get her veterinary help!! Did they even bother to scan her for a microchip!? Surely, that beautiful dog has, or had, owners, who may want her back, but not know where she's at!

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 12:57 pm
Cruelty is so unnecessary and in LA? With all the money that they have in that area? Someone surely can afford to help this animal back to rehabilitation. You might want to learn the lesson from the Pasco/Tri-Cities community in WA state as last year, a chocolate lab was found, having been dumped in the country, with multiple injuries, many broken bones and starving! The people in this community took it to a vet's office at the local university. They began to rehabilitate the dog, preform multiple surgeries and the community began supporting this dog by requests to adopt and financial support! This dog was save and rehabilitated and given to a wonderful, loving home! WAKE UP LA! You have lots of money in that area and someone there can help these animals!

Angelika R (143)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 1:12 pm
Thanks Sophia for bringing this sad story on and I truly hope there will be help on time for that beauty. At least she gets medication for her pains. It's good to see how several people here are spontaneously opening their heart and purse, let's hope their donation will indeed benefit this shepherd or even any other one and not be used for other purposes. Sorry but after hundreds of petitions here for shelter animals I have gotten suspicious about"rescues". I find it strange how the article praises the "excellent work" of what it calls "high kill shelter" and in the comment section some suggest that shelter is breaking law by not providing the necessary vet treatment.

Thursday October 14, 2010, 1:29 pm

Susan d (61)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 2:18 pm
Donation made.

Susan D (116)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 2:33 pm
What I can't understand is why the owner is not frantically checking out all the shelters and animal rescues s/he can find... I suppose it goes without saying this poor dog has not been micro-chipped? Otherwise she would have been returned already? I am also wondering why a dog like this was out alone on a busy road. Could the owner have turned her out?
For those who do not understand the difference between a rescue and a shelter, I urge you to read Jan C's post (above).
Thanks to Sophia, Laura, and Catherine- read it on yr facebook wall.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 2:41 pm
I also would like to thank Jan C
I don't think most understand this is not just this shelter. This is procedure in most all shelters:(
At least they are giving the poor soul pain meds. Many don't even do that:(

Deni Hall (77)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 3:37 pm
From all our lips (writings...thoughts...prayers...hopes...concerns..etc..) to God's ears!!!! So sad.

J. G (55)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 3:48 pm
I just hope that someone local will now help and give this poor dog a home

Jules B (91)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 4:03 pm
Noted & posted on FB. Also sent some money toward the cost's of her vet's fee's. If everyone just donated $5, it would soon add up. I sincerely hope she makes it to theatre and then finds a kind forever home...she sure deserves it...bless her.

Jae A (316)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 4:15 pm
Jan C, thanks for that post as it is information that we all need to know.
At least someone dropped her off at an animal care instead of leaving her to die on the side of a road/hwy, so that is a plus to it all.
2,500 is outragious for the surgury in the first place but that's how it goes all to often for animals who need medical care...their owners can't affort the cost all to often and they must let them be euthanized. All just too sad. Hope this one makes it with help from the public attention she is fortunate to have. So many others don't and that's also sad. Just hope that at least this one makes it ok and that she will soon be united with her 'family' or a new and loving home.

Nancy sands (448)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 4:17 pm
Julie-Donated and forwarded-Maybe the Pit Boss can help out even though the dog is a shepherd!

Mary T (178)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 6:12 pm
Noted and posted it on Facebook, I am praying that this poor helpless dogs gets help, bless its heart, why can't a vet donate the time to help this beautiful baby.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 6:13 pm
Noted with much sadness...thanks

Ness F (211)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 6:44 pm
Thank you to those whom fwd'd this to me and to Sophia for the article.
Like all above pray she gets the helps she needs and a new family/home asap!

Kim O (396)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 8:14 pm
I hope somebody that lives near her can scoop her up and take her home!!!!

Thursday October 14, 2010, 9:09 pm
I don't undesrtand why there is not SOME way that animals like this can't be helped immediately. SURELY there is SOMEWHERE that they can go in a situation like this. It is terrible that there is no provision for animals in dire straits like this. If it was happening here in Australia, I could try and get help. If I were a vet, I would get enough money to live on and after that I would spend all my time giving free treatment to animals. Sophia, God bless you for this post and I nope and pray that enough money can be raised for this darling dog.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 10:58 pm
I wish I could take in every single one of these poor angels.

Tanya G (27)
Friday October 15, 2010, 2:06 am
God bless this dog with all the help he needs - in Jesus's name!

Jean A (14)
Friday October 15, 2010, 2:28 pm
Thanks Sophie for printing this issue. It is educating the masses and thats what all of us have to do. So much abuse and sad things animals endure. I feel this dog will come out of this better then before. At least he is not alone anymore. I live in Florida and want a rescue dog but it cannot weigh more then 20 lbs. Many thoughts go his way.

Sheryl m (23)
Friday October 15, 2010, 4:04 pm
Sent donation. This dog should have been given medical attention REGARDLESS of a shelter's efforts to pull and help.. Praying for a speedy recovery for this pooch.

Hope to hear updates soon too :)

linda b (186)
Friday October 15, 2010, 4:13 pm
I wish i was local for i'd take her,i pray a miracle will come for this beautiful creature.Thank you Sophie

Dorothy Ferguson (32)
Friday October 15, 2010, 4:33 pm
I too wish I lived locally; I will keep this beautiful dog in my thoughts and prayers and deeply send vibes for someone out there to adopt this beauty, she deserves no less.

Monique Pouchet (236)
Friday October 15, 2010, 8:53 pm
Noted, late and I know the dog is better, (but still need money to be cured). Thanks sofia y robert.

Agnes H (144)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 3:14 am
Noted and will fwd as well!!

Genoveva M (328)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 5:20 am
Innocent creature, so beautiful, and in pain:((:((:((

. (0)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 7:42 am
Help this dog please!

Saturday October 16, 2010, 9:16 am
Signed & posted to Face book. Hope she gets the surgery & a loving forever home. Such a sweet face.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 2:32 pm
Update: 10/14/2010-Westside German Shepherd Rescue has rescued this German shepherd - she is safe. They are still collecting donations for her surgery. Thank you to everyone that helped her.

Laura H (950)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 9:20 pm
THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE GINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:) :) :) :)

Lika P (130)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 1:03 am
I'm sorry to hear this. My prayers for the dog.

Sandy G (35)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 3:57 pm
Great news about this beautiful girl. The rescue has now posted pictures of her post-surgery on their website ( and she looks so much better. They even have pictures of her leg with the plates and pins, pretty amazing. So nice to have a happy ending.

Karen Tucker (33)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 8:34 pm
So sorry to hear about this poor dog. I sincerely HOPE and PRAY that the dog survives AND this has a happy ending. People are SO cruel to animals and it just makes me sick.

Sally Jay (63)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 9:53 pm
I am very happy to hear that the Shepherd is doing well I HOPE THEY CATCH THE BASTARD WHO DID THIS

Animae C (509)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 10:32 pm
Love & Prayers to the darling....
Than.q SallyJay for the fwd.
Than.q Sophia

Krasimira B (175)
Monday October 18, 2010, 2:11 am
Noted, thank you Sophia.

Jeannette A (137)
Monday October 18, 2010, 2:52 pm
There IS kindness in our world...

Kim O (396)
Monday October 18, 2010, 5:33 pm
Sent $10. Wish I could afford more :o( Poor pooch!!! Now if I could just get the Paypal link to work for the little black dog!!! $#*@#^$&!!!!!

Corinna M (40)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 1:43 am
Makes me so sad!

Sophia P (163)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 3:03 pm

Sophia P (163)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 3:04 pm

Frank Pickens (126)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 1:37 am
Seeing this Dog reminds me why I love dogs more than people. People are horrible, just shameful.

Sini K (113)
Sunday October 31, 2010, 2:20 am
Noted, signed and thank you.
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