Tuesday, July 6, 2010


UPDATED: I just heard from Margaret, one of the adoption facilitators. 
Lily has been rescued/adopted!!

Some of you may have already seen this at Buddy Dawg's
In an effort to save time I'm just cutting and pasting.  Italicized is what Buddy's mom had to say.  Following that is a petition written by the staff of the shelter she is in.
Come on all you doggy mommies and daddies.  Let's get this girl and her babies saved.

Below is a story about a beautful sight impared momma dog, age 8. She only has until 8am tomorrow morning. I think we have found a potential foster family available IF we can get her pulled, transported to GA, and a rescue or donations to cover her vet bills.

Is there anyone who either a) is in the MI area and willing to foster her or b) willing to pull some strings to give this gorgeous girl a shot at a forever home? Please help!!!! Please, this poor girl deserves more than what she has been given so far. Leave a comment below if you have any way to help us save an innocent life. Thank you for reading this, and don't worry - Buddy will be back soon.

BEYOND URGENT in ROME, GA!!!! Poor, darling 8-year old Lily was dumped by her owner to die (see story and details below). She is visually impaired AND very pregnant. She is a shelter favorite, but this is an over-crowded, high kill shelter, and she is scheduled for euthanization on Wed. July 7 at 8:00 AM.

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PLEASE CROSSPOST, PLEASE FORWARD, PLEASE NETWORK on behalf of Lily, who is eight years old, and who has been dumped by her owners when she is just about to give birth. She is scheduled to die on Wednesday, 7/7, at 8:00AM at Floyd County Animal Control. Lily is incredibly sweet and the volunteers and kennel staff love her!!! They are begging you to save this girl's life--to take her away to a safe place where she can have her puppies in peace and quiet, where her babies will not be born in a shelter, where there will be no risk that she and her babies will die on Wednesday morning!

This is the petition written on her behalf by the volunteers and kennel workers who love Lily:

The owner states Lily killed a new puppy that the owner had just bought. Lily is 8 yrs old and very much pregnant. Could she have been aggravated by the small pup who she did not recognize by smell or sight (we think she has a vision problem as she does not follow your hand in front of her, but turns when you talk to her). We have had her around other dogs and she just ignores them. She has not growled, lunged at them, barked or anything at all... it is like they are not even there. She needs another chance. PLEASE!!!!!!

May be someone who would like to tend to her and her pups and then find good homes for the babies while keeping her. Please, please, please!!!!! We all love her.

Millie, Elena, Phillip, Greta, Susie

If the story told by the dog-dumpers is true, I think it says alot about the folks who bought a new puppy when their eight year old dog was about to give birth in a few days. You can be sure that this is not the first litter of puppies that Lily has had. While it would be wise to be very careful when introducing this little mommy to be to other dogs, she has not shown aggression towards other dogs while at the shelter--just utter indifference! Towards people, she has shown nothing but sweetness and love!!!! She is beautiful, she is about to give birth, she is eight years old--and yes, please, for her sake, for the sake of her innocent babies, for the sake of the hearts of those who return her love and who are begging for her life--PLEASE, PLEASE GIVE LILY A CHANCE!!!! She is scheduled to die at 8:00 AM on Wednesday morning, July 7th!

The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday of this holiday weekend, which means that the volunteer office is also closed. But we are still here, waiting and hoping, for an offer to save Lily's life. Please email floydrescue@gmail.com (@gmail.com) or Margaret Reno mrenowi@yahoo.com (@yahoo.com)

If you can help Lily and her to-be-born pups, please contact the FLOYD ANIMAL SHELTER:floydrescue@gmail.com (@gmail.com) or Margaret Reno at mrenowi@yahoo.com (@yahoo.com)


  1. That is really stupid of the shelter. Puppies are really easy to adopt out, that is easy money for them.

    However I don't see much use in saving a blind, dog-aggressive dog. There are plenty of healthy, dog-friendly ones out there. Coming from a person whose first dog was killed by a german shepherd... she doesn't need to be agressive all the time to be considered an aggressive dog.

    It would take some work to actually KILL a puppy and not just put a few holes in it. That isn't normal. That goes beyong having a poor bite inhibit and right straight into dog aggression.

  2. Poor dog, I hope they can find a home for her!

  3. Thank you for helping! As I see you are aware - she is safe.

    Samantha, there is no evidence she is "dog-aggressive". She is blind, and pregnant, and we don't know the whole story behind what occured between her and the puppy. Many factors could have come into play, including and most importantly - poor ownership skills(were the dogs properly introduced? was their interaction closely monitored? was Lily in pain and no one cared/notice? did the puppy ignore her body language?). The shelter observed NO aggression from her. In addition, being blind is not a strike against her. Many dogs lead healthy, normal, happy lives despite having limited or no sight. It is common for owners to not even REALIZE their dog has gone blind because of their amazing reziliance.
    My first dog was killed by a wolf-hybrid, so I understand the tendency to be cautious, it took literally seconds and there was nothing I could have done to prevent it.
    However, responsible ownership, knowing your dogs limitations, and setting your dog up for SUCCESS vs FAILURE are the most important rules in raising happy healthy and safe dogs.
    I am sad that you see a possible blindness as a reason to euthanize.

  4. I will be praying for hers..

    Woofs and Licks.
    Maggie Mae

  5. Blogger comments are going a little wacky again. I'll just say I'm very glad she was adopted and leave it at that. And hope the comment goes through.

    wags, Lola

  6. Thanks for posting. I'm so glad she's safe now.

  7. i'm so glad lily has been rescued!!

  8. Thanks goodness! It's so horrible when the clock is ticking in shelters that must euthanize for space.