Orange County, CA – Alex is your dog. Alex is my dog – Alex is everyone’s dog. A German shepherd born to stand loyally by the side of her person.
Instead, Alex, a lovely German shepherd, was nearly euthanized yesterday at an Orange County animal care facility. Her extensions had run out.
The dog with the imploring eyes was out of time. Something tragic happened that may have very well saved her life. The thin dog behind bars was pregnant, though nobody knew.
Last night she gave birth to two premature pups – both died. But, Alex and her sad situation caught the eye of a rescue organization that was able to pull her from the shelter before she would be euthanized – the rescue got her to an emergency vet to see if there were other puppies still waiting to be born.
There were no more puppies – just the two that did not survive. According to the veterinarian, they most likely were born prematurely as a result of Alex’s malnourished body.
Orange County Pocket Pets is the group that stepped up for Alex – they are the ones that ensured that she received the medical care that she needed.
But Alex is still in need. No foster homes are available for this beautiful dog – right now, she is scheduled to be placed in boarding.
Boarding is more than expensive – it is less than ideal for a dog that has just lost her puppies. It leaves much to be desired for a dog that needs nurturing.
Alex needs a soft bed beside the feet of her guardian. Alex needs a gentle hand to reassure her that it’s going to be ok. Alex needs food to fill out her gaunt frame.
Ideally, someone will step forward to foster this beautiful dog, or perhaps even offer her a forever home. For those who can’t, a Chip-in has been established for individuals hoping to donate towards her care.
Alex is a dog like so many others – she is like my dogs – loving and loyal, playful and inquisitive. She is like your dogs – intuitive and joyful. She is a dog that wants to love and be loved.
Alex barely made it out – her future is brighter now, but her needs have not ended.
Please help share Alex’s story – someone out there is waiting for her right now.
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