On Tuesday, the story of a 15-year-old German shepherd, who had given up hope at the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility in Lancaster, Calif., was published in the National Dog News column.
The dog, named "Hope," had been left at the facility and her time alone had left her depressed.
Today, Hope is safe.
A volunteer with A Wish for Animals, a non-profit, no kill organization, drove for three hours on Tuesday to save Hope's life.
Toni Eakes, founder of the rescue organization, stated:
Our volunteer, Wendy, saw Hope's story on a Facebook thread and it broke her heart, so she drove 3 hours from San Diego today to rescue Hope!
According to the animal control facility, Hope's guardian died and the surviving family decided to surrender her to the shelter.
Thanks to a Wish for Animals, what remains of Hope's life will be good...already, her foster has taken her for a bath, and today, she will visit a veterinarian.
Hope's foster, Wendy, describes the elderly dog as "very sweet and grateful."
Follow A Wish for Animals on Facebook here.
Prior story on Hope here.
Another death row dog in need here.
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