A single, poor quality photo of a death row dog has captured my heart - it is a photo of a young German shepherd mix who is smiling in the face of adversity.
The dog, name unknown, was picked up as a stray and taken to the City of Garland Animal Services facility in Texas on Feb. 18.
Her intake photo, which is shown on the facility's website, shows a frightened dog, but the photo on the Urgent Dogs and Cats at the Garland Shelter Facebook page is quite different.
In this photo, she is smiling - smiling though she is on death row.
Smiling, though she has no familiar faces to gaze upon.
Smiling, though she is without her family and anything that she would recognize as her own.
This dog, ID#A174079, has no idea that intakes at this facility are notoriously high. She is unaware that many of the dogs who enter the building, far too many, never leave.
She smiles and she hopes.
Please take a moment to network this young dog's information. She does not have a worrisome injury, nor a sad story - she only has her smile and the hope for a future.
- ID # A174079
- Link to website profile here
- Breed - German shepherd mix
- Described as "Sweet"
- Facebook link here
- Phone: 972-205-3570, Press option 2 then 4
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