Post by our friend Ingrid: DONUT, NOW ABOUT 1 YEAR OLD, WAS DUMPED INTO WEST LA SHELTER.
In October 2010, I had networked a mother dog and her two pups (then 12 weeks old) . A homeless family, living in an RV found the mother dog pregnant and she gave birth to several pups in the RV.
When I met them, they still had 2 puppies and the mom. They wanted to get rid of the mom and keep the pups. The day, they were all supposed to get fixed, they hid the male puppy, DONUT, and told me, that they had given him away. I was upset but still got mom and daughter fixed and brought them back. I then had found a home for the female pup and tried to convince the homeless family, to let me adopt her to this wonderful home. When I came back to pick mom and daughter up for suture removal, DONUT slipped out of the RV. They had lied to me, he was with them the whole time but they didn’t want him to get neutered.
So, I decided, not to bring momma dog and puppy back after they got the stitches out, since the family had lied to me. The Puppy went directly into her home and the family threatened me for weeks with calling the police because I “stole” their puppy. Momma dog IS STILL IN MY ONLY FOSTER HOME. She is an amazing dog but all these months later, she has not found a home (Video below).
THEY HAD TO GET RID OF HIM AND DUMPED HIM AT THE WEST LOS ANGELES SHELTER. When he was a puppy, they wouldn’t give him up but now…..I am an an independent rescuer and I am beyond full. I CAN’T LET DONUT DIE IN THE SHELTER, SINCE I PLACED HIS SISTER AND STILL HAVE HIS MOM.
Update: Many of you have followed Donut’s story:
His mother was taken off the streets by a homeless family, she was pregnant and gave birth to several pups in the homeless family’s RV trailer. Some pups died, some were given away and we rescued Donut’s mother and his sister. But they refused to give us Donut or let him be neutered. Now, 8 months later, they dumped him. He ended up at West LA Shelter and because of living with this family in a crazy environment, he is FREAKED out and was deemed aggressive in the shelter. The day of his scheduled euthanization, we found out and stopped it.
OUR RESCUE IS FULL, FULL, FULL but we couldn’t let Donut die.
WE SAVED DONUT AND PICKED HIM UP FROM THE SHELTER ON SATURDAY. HE WAS TERRIEFIED AND WE WERE VERY CAUTIOUS HANDLING HIM, AS THE SHELTER SAID, THEY COULDN’T EVEN GET NEAR HIM, UNLESS THEY WERE USING A CATCHPOLE AND HAD TO SEDATE HIM, TO EVEN GET HIM OVER TO THE VET WHERE HE WAS NEUTERED. WELL, DONUT HAS ALREADY BECOME A SWEET BOY WITHIN 24 HOURS OF BEING WITH US.
Often, dogs do not get rescued, UNLESS DONATIONS ARE RAISED BEFORE PULLING THE DOG. We didn’t have time, in order to save Donut’s life. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!! We have only raised about $500 so far, (Chip in PLUS PAYPAL) and we will need to raise at least $2000. Donut is not ready to be up for adoption and will receive training at our facility, his future adopter will receive a training DVD of Donut and a free lesson at placement but the training alone costs $2000, this is not including the boarding cost.
Please make a donation for Donut here: http://helpsavedonut.chipin.com/donut
I CALLED THE SHELTER YESTERDAY TO CHECK ON DONUT. FOND OUT, THAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE EUTHANIZED!!!!!!DONUT HAS BEEN DEEMED AGGRESSIVE IN THE SHELTER AND IS “RESCUE ONLY”. I GOT AN EXTENSION UNTIL TODAY. I BEGGED THE RESCUE, I WORK FOR TO TAKE HIM, EVEN THOUGH WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT TAKE ANYMORE DOGS AS WE GOT SO MANY DOGS DUMPED ON US BY OTHER RESCUES. BUT BECAUSE I RESCUED DONUT’S MOTHER AND PLACED HIS SISTER, AN EXCEPTION WAS MADE AND I AM ALLOWED TO TAKE HIM INTO OUR WONDERFUL RESCUE
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP: Donut will need training. He is NOT aggressive but totally freaked out and not socilialized due to living with the homeless family (the father is an abusive alcoholic). PLEASE HELP ME, BY DONATING TOWARDS DONUT’S TRAINING AND RESCUE. As you know, he will not be able to be placed quickly and our rescue has a lot of expenses! Please donate VIA CHIP-IN or PAYPAL to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please watch his video and see, how beautiful he is (that is, after a much needed bath and gaining some weight).
Video Donuts Mom: