Update: This is a post from Sachi Animal Rescue, the group who was going to save Sarah but instead is not helping her owners who — through a miracle — were finally able to find her. “Sarah is actually “Cookie” and her owners have been found. It’s a complicated story as to how she ended up on the streets in Baldwin Park from her home in Anaheim. It’s suspected that someone living in the home deliberately stole and dumped her there.. Her family loves her very much and are in the process of making new living arrangements where they can keep Cookie safe. In the meantime she is at our OC vet.” Link to photo of her reunion with her family.
This beautiful dog with soulful eyes was found as a stray at the beginning of February. Sarah is a fawn and white Boxer mix with huge, expressive brown eyes. Volunteers — who call her “a diamond in the rough” — are worried that she will be killed very soon because she has been at the shelter so long. Killed before she has a chance to know what love is like.
Her video shows a dog who is confused and disoriented at the shelter. But it also shows the volunteer pulling Sarah into her lap and petting her. While Sarah was panting a bit from the stress, she also showed that she is gentle and sweet. She seemed to be fine around other dogs. The volunteers feel that once she is out of the stressful and chaotic shelter environment, she will be calm and affectionate.
Sarah is around five years old and she probably lived a life without much attention. At first, she appears withdrawn and timid. She also ducks her head when people are going to pet her. Those are telltale signs that she might have been mistreated, hit, and isolated. She probably lived lived outside chained or in a fenced in area. She does not seem to have been on a leash much (if at all), but with treats and patience, Sarah will learn all the manners that she will need in a new home. She is not spayed.
The volunteers who spent time with Sarah wrote:
We saw absolutely no aggression from this dog, and she was non-reactive to other dogs. We found her to be even-natured and deserving of the patience and care of some compassionate individual or family. We feel she will connect when safe and able to depend on and trust her humans, turning into a valuable and valued indoor pet and family member.”
There may be more information on her Facebook thread. Sarah has been available since February 8. She does not show well in her kennel, but she just needs patience and love to bloom into a wonderful dog. She is at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center in kennel B302. Sarah is ID#A4917462. The shelter is located at 4275 Elton Street, Baldwin Park, California 91706. The shelter phone number is (626) 430-2378. The shelter is open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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