UPDATE 9/18/13: - Mindy has gone into foster care. She is still looking for a forever home for anyone who is interested in adopting her, but she is safe. Thank you to her foster, and to everyone sharing for her.
Overcrowded shelters often become an amazing dog's biggest threat. It isn't the shelter's fault if they can't turn away any new arrivals - which forces them to euthanize for space. When the shelter is full, that's when difficult decisions have to be made.
Sadly, this means healthy, very adoptable animals - both young and old - don't make it out.
This is the case with Mindy (A20577322). She was found roaming and lactating after just giving birth and was brought to the shelter. Her puppies were nowhere to be found.
If you can tear your eyes away from her adorable face, you will see from the attached pictures here that she has hair loss from non-contagious demodex mange. It is currently being treated and her hair is growing back.
Mindy is believed to be 2 or 3 years old and is described as super sweet, loves people, is good with other dogs and kids, and loves toys and snuggling in blankets. She quickly became a shelter volunteer favorite, and shows her love for them by what is described as not just a wagging tail, but doing "the wiggle dance" for her guests to show her excitement at seeing them. The only home that wouldn't be a perfect fit for Mindy is one with cats.
Mindy, and all the awesome animals at ACCT in Philadelphia, are waiting for the chance to have their own home with their own bed, blanket, and toys, but most of all they want a loving family to share their life with.
So although this article features Mindy, if she has already been scooped up, there are plenty more wonderful animals to choose from that are extremely urgent and want to go home.
Bring your family, including dogs, to meet Mindy to see if you'd like to make her a part of your life. The happiness and unconditional love you will receive from her will warm your heart. Visit her Facebook page for updates on her (here).
If you can foster or adopt, Mindy's waiting to meet you at Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT) at 111 W. Hunting Park Avenue in Philly, or call (267) 385-3800. For more information, please contact Adopt@acctphilly.org.
Don't delay. Time is limited.
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