On Sunday morning, two members of Amsterdog Rescue of New York City flew to Miami and rescued Shelby from the Miami-Dade County Animal Services. She was a dog that nobody could see; she was dirty, she was coughing, and her kennel was off the main corridor of the overcrowded facility.
This was one lucky dog; Amsterdog was able to coordinate with a local Miami rescue group who was able to put a 48-hour hold on Shelby.
Shelby is now on her way home to the Northeast where she will continue to be treated for kennel cough and then be spayed.
Unfortunately, the dog who had been sharing Shelby's kennel had been attacking her, and besides being undernourished, sick with a respiratory condition, and full of fleas and ticks, Shelby had little strength or energy to defend herself.
Now Shelby needs a foster home where she will be able to heal both physically and emotionally. If you would like to help with this gentle dog, please click here for a foster application.
If you would like to help with Shelby's expenses, (and there have been many) please click here to donate.
And yes, the photograph to the right of the original picture of Shelby is the same dog.
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