On Tuesday, a puppy at the San Bernardino County Animal Control facility in Devore, Calif., was on that day's list to be killed.
According to the facility, the puppy, ID#A576896, was sick with an upper respiratory infection and the staff intended to put her down as a result.
Thankfully, the puppy was pulled from the animal control building, literally in the nick of time.
The following happy update was posted on the puppy's Facebook thread on Tuesday afternoon following her release:
Look at this sweet girl in the car on her way to a better life! I had her pulled and she's going to a foster in Oceanside. According to Karol (the angel who ran to the shelter on a moment's notice) she is a petite, pretty girl.
She was shy but is relaxing now. She is not coughing, she's hardly sniffling and had diarrhea earlier but it seems to be from nerves and food change. For that she was going to die. I'm so happy she is SAFE and will be loved for the rest of her life! YAY!!!!
More details were shared:
Karol had to go to the bank so she let the pup out on the grass and she said as soon as she felt that grass she started to roll and romp and wanted to play and run. Her whole personality came out. She was so happy! Also, she pooped and didn't have diarrhea.
Amazingly, the puppy had none of the dire symptoms that were supposedly to blame for her "death sentence."
The animal control agency had given rescuers a mere hour to get the puppy out of the facility; the fact that she is alive today is practically a miracle.
Prior story on this puppy here.
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