Baldwin Park, CA – The 20 month-old German shepherd who was surrendered to the Baldwin Park animal care facility, struck a cord with many readers.
Her story was compelling – she had been used by an owner to produce puppies – and then they carelessly discarded her at the shelter.
Her time was running out – as are so many dogs in “shelters” these days.
This gorgeous shepherd, ID# A4291603, was noticed by a group of kids who were at the facility making a film to profile adoptable dogs – the children are part of the “Kids against Animal Cruelty” Facebook page – dedicated to the pursuit of fighting for the rights of animals.
Enough people networked #A4291603 that she was noticed by a volunteer with the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County.
This lovely dog is no longer a number – she is no longer at risk – she is safe and in the care of a wonderful rescue organization.
I received notice of her safe pull from the facility and was given an added, special privilege – to name her.
#A4291603 is now named Elka.
According to the volunteer who pulled her, she is sweet – and she was over-joyed to walk out of the shelter.
Elka is suffering from a bad case of kennel cough – she will need to be placed on strong antibiotics to clear it up before she can be spayed.
There are many costs that a rescue takes on with each dog that they save – the cost of vaccinations, microchip, worming medication, altering, and any other medications which the dog may require.
In Elka’s case, she also is lacking a foster home, and will be in boarding until one opens up.
Anyone interested in donating towards Elka’s expenses – or other dogs like her, can do so by making a donation to the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County.
If you are interested in fostering for this organization – please visit their website to learn more about their fostering program.
Elka is absolutely stunning – thanks to everyone that helped to network her story – you all played a part in saving her life. A special word of thanks to the Kids against Animal Cruelty, and the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County.
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