I was walking back to my apartment this evening and my neighbor and I stumbled across an abandoned puppy wandering around our parking lot. According to the security guard, the pup had apparently been walking around Main Street earlier, which probably means he was one of the dump jobs we unfortunately see around here. Our complex is right off a freeway exit, and for some reason people seem to think it’s a good idea to let their unwanted dogs out by the exit. The little guy is very cute, but obviously pretty hungry. He’s fixed, so he had a home at some point. Poor little guy. He’s obviously acclimated to humans, because my neighbor was able to pick him up and carry him with no fuss, and he nuzzled a few people’s hands when we carried him around asking if anyone had seen him before.
The leases prohibit us from keeping dogs here, so we have to take him to a shelter tomorrow. I want to take him to a no-kill shelter, but the one I was thinking of (where I adopted my cat) apparently euthanizes if the pet isn’t adopted after 5 days. This came as a shock to me, since the entire reason I even went to that shelter was because I thought they were a no-kill facility. So I’m doing some searching tonight to find one that won’t off the little guy – all he needs is a little love and some nutritious kibble – and I’m having trouble finding one that’s relatively nearby. So I look to my fellow Angelenos for assistance: where can I find a no-kill shelter to take this wee pup that’s within 20 miles of the Chinatown area?
P.S. If you’re in the market for a reeeeally cute puppy who is just dying for some love, affection, and treats, please leave a comment with your e-mail address ASAP and perhaps you can be the new owner of the wee pup!