Unlike people, dogs are sentenced to death every day, even though they have done nothing wrong.
Dogs die after being turned in to animal control agencies because their owners are moving, having a baby, or perhaps, because their owner just decided that they no longer wanted the responsibility that goes hand in hand with dog ownership.
Regardless of the reason, each day great dogs die, even though they have not committed a "crime."
Often times, saving these dogs as is as simple as getting their information out - as simple as networking to raise awareness.
Coda is a beautiful, white German shepherd who was surrendered to the Oconee County Animal Control in Bishop, Ga. After being at the facility for too long, she was moved to the "Last Chance for Adoption," folder.
Information on Coda:
- Age, 5 to 6 years
- Breed - German shepherd
- Temperament - according to shelter, no reaction to cats or dogs
- Facebook thread here
Shared on the Friends of Oconee County Animal Control Facebook page:
Coda is a white shepherd mix, approximately 5-6 years old. She was surrendered to the shelter around a month ago- the beginning of the year.
Coda is very, very sweet and is also very playful for an older girl! She needs a home where she can run and be loved! Please help save this girl!!
On Saturday, a rather dismal update was posted for those who have followed Coda's saga:
We performed an entire heart worm testing on all our dogs the day before Coda's meet and greet. She was the only one to test positive.
It is also apparent that she is showing signs of hip dysplasia because she is in an advanced age group. We are sorry to bring you this news after all this time. Her treatment for heart worms would automatically be $350 and there is no telling for her hip dysplasia.
OCAC is a government funded facility and such a facility cannot give her the money for the treatments she needs. If there is a rescue that would be better equipped or better suited to give her the treatment, please contact Officer Berisko by next Wednesday. We are all so heartbroken that this had to occur and we deeply value everyone who gave Coda a chance.
Coda is still alive, but she needs help. Coda needs to be rescued by someone who can treat her heartworms and help support her aging hips.
Coda needs networking to help save her life.
If you are interested in adoption, please call the shelter's Adoption and Rescue Coordinator Officer Berisko. email@example.com
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