Update: A rescuer got an email from the shelter stating that Daisy was adopted!!
Daisy is wasting away at the shelter. She was found as a stray at the end of September. Since then she has been to numerous events and even promoted on television. But no one has shown any interest in adopting her.
Daisy is a black and brown brindle dog who has been overlooked, perhaps because she is a dark color. Dark colored dogs get killed are more often that white or yellow dogs. They are easy to overlook in a dark shelter filled with dogs desperate to get homes. But watch Daisy’s video and see that she is special. She is calm and quiet. She loves just being held. In another video, taken inside the kennel, it’s seen that she gets along with other dogs and is sweet, but very calm. While other dogs bark in the background, Dairy just sniffs the visitor’s hand, gets up, and wags her tail.
A shelter representative said that Daisy should be considered urgent, just as was posted on her Facebook threads. She said, “The longer an animal is at the shelter without interaction with a family, the more depressed they get. At first, they get up wagging their tail when people go by. After several weeks, they begin to go into a mental decline. They stop getting up. They stop wagging their tails. Being in a kennel without the human-animal interaction dogs crave affects their emotional well-being.”
She said that Daisy has been at the shelter far too long. She is depressed, as can be seen in one of the videos where at first she just lies on the floor. She is terribly sad. Daisy’s personality is wonderful. If she showed any signs of aggression, she would not be alive. She’s “really pretty” in person, according to the shelter representative. But dark dogs don’t photograph well. Daisy needs to be seen in person to be appreciated. A foster offer would also save her life.
Daisy is only two years old. She has already spent one-eighth of her life behind bars. Please share her story before it’s too late. The longer she is at the shelter, the more precarious her life is.
There may be more information on her original Facebook thread from September 30. Her newer urgent Facebook thread also has information. Daisy is ID#A1728607. She is located at Miami Dade Animal Services, 7401 NW 74th St, Miami, Florida 33166. The phone number at the shelter is (305) 884-1101. The shelter is open weekdays from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm and weekends from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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