Lily was rescued from a high-kill shelter just days from giving birth to ten beautiful pups. Lily was an excellent Mommy, caring for her puppies tirelessly night and day. Now that her pups are old enough to go to their new homes, Lily is ready to find her new forever home as well. Lily is a beautiful, active girl who adores people. She would do best in a home as an only dog or with another (submissive) male dog. She is a little too interested in cats, though. Lily can jump very high and would make an excellent agility dog or running partner. She is very motivated by food and therefore is easy to train. Plus, she is SO beautiful! Please consider giving this very special gal the loving home she deserves. Note: more pictures on the way of this gorgeous girl!
Final Date for Adoption: Lily is currently being held at a high-kill shelter, and has until NEXT FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH TO BE ADOPTED OR THEY WILL BE EUTHANIZED.
January 8, 2005
Re: Hope and Help for Guinness and Lily
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As many of you know, I was forced to relinquish my two rescued foster dogs, Guinness and Lily, to Animal Control on Thursday. They have until Friday, January 14th to be rescued or they will be euthanized. Both dogs were rescued in early 2003 from the South Los Angeles shelter, moments from death. Guinness had been severely abused and I spent months rehabilitating him and am very proud of the progress he has made. When Lily was saved, she was just days from giving birth to ten beautiful pups. She was the perfect Mommy and all ten pups remain healthy and have been placed in wonderful, loving homes. Guinness and Lily are both affectionate, soulful dogs who deserve a better fate than to die alone in the pound. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find responsible, caring homes for adult pit bulls, especially here in California where media hype and lack of education have led to an epidemic of anti-pit bull hysteria.
Guinness and Lily’s current situation has left me feeling helpless, heartbroken and exhausted. But, being the animal lover that I am, I refuse to give up on them. After many tearful prayers, I contacted every rescue organization and pit bull friendly message board that I could find. The response from the animal loving community, especially those who know these special dogs, has been overwhelming.
Yesterday, a plan was put into action to save Guinness and Lily’s lives. There is a foster home for Guinness and a no-kill shelter that will protect and re-home Lily. Both are located in Colorado, where dog overpopulation and pit bull prejudice are not so rampant.
The kind words and encouragement that Mike and I have received from so many of you has given me the strength to continue the good fight, and for that I am indescribably grateful. But my battle has not been won yet. In order for these dogs to be saved, there is still much work to do. We need to act quickly. Both dogs will need to be bailed out and boarded until the weather warms up enough to safely transport them via airplane to Boulder. They will need veterinary clearance to travel with the airline. All of this will cost money. I have spent thousands of dollars of my own money on this cause and I will continue to do all I can. The rescues are tapped out and we simply can not undertake this mission without help.
If you are able to contribute to saving the lives of these two very deserving dogs, please go to http://www.paypal.com, click on the “Send Money” tab and make a donation to [url]firstname.lastname@example.org[/url]. Or, you may make a check payable to Pit Crew Rescue c/o Susan Johnson. Every little bit will help and will go directly to saving Guinness and Lily’s lives.
Thank you again to those of you who have been so compassionate and supportive during this difficult time, and thanks for helping me try to make the world a kinder place for animals.
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