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Mija might be the most difficult placement ever - anyone have an approved rescue partner willing to give this dog a new life?
Mija might be the most difficult placement ever - anyone have an approved rescue partner willing to give this dog a new life?
Downey Animal Care Center

Mija is only nine-years-old and was surrendered to Downey Animal Care and Control on July 17. Somehow she has eluded the sad fate that so many other adoptable and healthy dogs have faced, but this broken spirited pit bull mix is still alive and incredibly lucky.

Sadly, Mija's face shows the cruel betrayal, and it is with sincere hope that someone will come forward and rescue this dog before it is too late.

Follow Mija's desperate plea for a foster, or approved partner rescue organization on Facebook by clicking here.

Please reference Mija's Animal ID: A3994192 when inquiring about this dog. As of a few days ago, a temperament test had been requested for Mija. This dog needs a miracle. A brief interview on Friday with Animal Control has indicated Mija is currently being quarantined and can only be rescued by an approved organization. This is an extremely tough situation; let's hope someone can help this dog. No one knows the stress Mija may have been feeling; after all she has been locked away in a shelter cage for over two weeks.

Please share her story with your friends, family and coworkers. Sharing saves lives. Even if you are unable to help Mija, please pass this article on to someone else. It only takes one person to look at her photo and feel the need to help.

Information follows about Downey Animal Care and Control:

The Downey Animal Care Center is open for adoptions seven days a week. The facility is located at 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey 90242

Phone (562)940-6898

Hours of Operation:

Monday- Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Holidays – Limited Operations

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