Saturday, June 14, 2014

Save Annie - help a sweet pit bull stay alive

I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner! Okay, I do, I almost never write posts on this blog anymore.

The story: my boyfriend and I recently moved to Oakland. Overall, it's been a bit of a bumpy adjustment. Monday was made even bumpier because someone decided to leave a dog in our yard. Because we can't have pets and because the other person in the duplex has a young son, there was no way we could keep her. I do wish we could foster her. Oakland Animal Services (OAS) picked her up on Tuesday afternoon, and, as it's a kill shelter, she's on borrowed time.

I named her Annie as in Orphan Annie.  She's a very sweet pitbull that's gotten a bad start.  Dealing with this shows me the massive bias that breed is up against. I'm trying to spread the word every way that I can.

This is an appeal for help. The benefit of her being at OAS is we have confirmation that she wasn't micro-chipped and that health-wise she's in good enough shape not to be put down immediately. Her number at OAS is ACR 17331.

She's anxious but she was very sweet with my boyfriend (he was the one who found her and took care of her the day she arrived.) BadRap.org has offered to provide free training, support and promotional assistance as appropriate to anyone who can foster her. Read more about their work at the link!

What I'm hoping for is for someone who is in the pet rescue community to get wind of what's going on. I figure they're best suited to help and would be more effective in finding someone that could foster her. The trick to to making that happen is getting it out to as many people as possible. Hence this blog post.

Please help spread the word via your social media accounts. Here is my write up about her on Google Plus and there are a few more pics of her there: http://bit.ly/SaveAnnie

Here are links on other social sites:
Even if all you can do is share, that helps; and I appreciate it!

If you're interested in how it all turns out tune in to the FB thread I posted. I'm putting updates there as we go.

Thanks so very much. :) #SaveAnnie



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