rob thomas
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Photo: Justin Higuchi

Earlier today Rob Thomas highlighted the sad tale of a dog with no name, just a number. He wrote, “this is just heartbreaking. hope she finds a good home for the holidays.”

He then linked to the story of a one-year-old terrier who was surrendered to the Carson Animal Care and Control in Gardena, California. As Hearts for Hopefuls points out, while some dogs are outgoing and can handle the noise and strange smells at a shelter, others become terrified. Unfortunately, the dogs who don’t look happy or immediately want to lick a stranger’s face are often overlooked, and eventually euthanized.

This pup has just lost her family, doesn’t understand why she is there and is frightened. She’s just one example of many like her.

Next time you’re at the shelter, (or right now if you want to adopt this gal) look at all the dogs and take a bit of time to get to know them. Ask the shelter volunteers which dog would make a great companion but doesn’t get picked because he or she is frightened.

As Thomas said, we hope she finds a home for the holiday. She’s been at the shelter for eight days. Will you be her hero?

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • tissmo

    This is a sad story! If i lived in the US i would have helped in some way!
    good luck little dog – good job Rob!
    /Jake, sweden!