Extremely emaciated, and hardly able to fit on her bed in an isolated kennel in the high kill animal shelter of San Bernardino City Animal Shelter, one-year-old Heidi can't figure out what she has done wrong. She just stares out from behind the bars of her cage; what a heartbreaking photo of a desperate dog.
This dog's successful rescue will include careful feeding as she is in a serious, starved condition.
Her undernourished condition is obvious, but the anxiety this black and white female Great Dane is feeling is just overwhelming to her. She was brought into the shelter after being found as a stray on July 2. Heidi's exit date is July 10.
As per a volunteer earlier on Sunday, Heidi has been categorized as "Rescue Only" because of her starved condition:
"Huge, beautiful Great Dane! In Isolation kennel @sbc, due to being malnourished, rescue only. She is so big she doesn't fit on the bed. And she can't hardly fit width wise in the kennel. Due out on the 10th #A468470"
Heidi is in dire need of an animal rescue organization who can help to return this dog to her majestic looks. Great Danes are best known as companion animals with gentle and loving dispositions, but as with all dogs each has their own particular personality that must be assessed before being introduced to children and other household pets.
Click here for the Facebook link as animal advocates help to find a rescue organization able to care for Heidi.
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The San Bernardino City Animal Shelter is located at 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA 92408. The "Lost & Found" hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call (909)-384-1304.
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