Update 10/7/13: Maya was put to sleep. Per the shelter, she began to fail and there was nothing that could be done for her. Rest in peace Maya.
Today, Monday, is the last day that a 13-year-old Labrador retriever mix named "Maya," has been granted to live.
Maya was left at the Los Angeles County Animal Control facility in Baldwin Park, Calif., on Oct. 2.
The odds were against Maya being rescued from the facility, but the odds are not always the deciding factor...sometimes, the heart can trump the odds.
On Monday morning, Leave No Paws Behind posted the following update:
Her eyes have haunted me since I first saw her! I posted that we need a local foster to please help us help her! We still need a foster and pledges HOWEVER today is her last day and we cannot let her die alone and wondering on a cold shelter floor! Yes funds are low and fosters are needed HOWEVER one more time we are taking a LEAP OF FAITH!!!
We have placed our loving paw prints on her and are getting ready to head out to scoop her up to safety! SHE IS SAFE!!!!
Please continue to share for a local foster in the Los Angeles. Ca area and pledges for medical! E mail email@example.com! Hold on Maya, we are on her way!!!!!! ♥
The rescue agency still needs help - they are in need of funds to help with Maya's vetting, and most of all, a foster home.
Please continue to share Maya's information, with this most recent update, to help this story end on the happy note that it should.
Prior story here.
Update posted from the rescue agency 25 minutes after the publication of this story:
UPDATE! I just received a call from the shelter! Last night they took Maya to an outside vet because she was vomiting blood. At this time they have not heard from the vet however it does not sound good. She told me they will call and let me know. I BEGGED them to please not PTS and let us come and get her if possible however at this point it is out of our hands. PLEASE, PLEASE raise your paws in prayer for Maya! Miracles happen everyday here at LNPB and Maya needs one now! I will keep you updated! If she is still alive WE WILL BE THERE TO BRING HER HOME! ♥
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