|Sent on:||Sunday, October 2, 2011 2:16 PM|
I am writing because we need your help networking these three puppies. On Friday, two UHA volunteers received urgent calls from our vet’s office in La Puente. A woman had brought in three 9-month-old Chihuahua puppies to be euthanized. She had six dogs at home and could only have three, and wanted to use euthanasia to solve her problem. The staff at the vet’s office spent an hour trying to convince her to take the puppies to a shelter instead so they would have a chance at adoption. She refused, saying that she wanted to euthanize the puppies rather than have them be separated or go to a "bad home." The woman was operating from a “nobody can love you like I can” mentality, and the vet staff was desperate to avoid having to euthanize healthy puppies. However, she had signed the papers, paid the money, and was eager to have the dogs euthanized so she could leave.
They called us to see if we could help. One of our volunteers, Meena, was able to get on the phone with the woman and managed to convince her to leave the dogs at the hospital and let us try to find homes for them. The woman has relinquished her rights to these dogs, who are still at the vet’s office, and we are looking for adoption, foster, or rescue options for them. We can offer the money she put down to euthanize each dog as a donation to a qualified rescue who can take in one or more of them. If you or anyone you know can help with any one of these dogs, please contact me at[masked] or [address removed] or Meena at[masked] or [address removed].
You can watch a video of all three here:
http ://www . youtube . com/watch?v=-1U7eVBucL4
Please take a look at their pictures below.
Alvin is cuddly, kissy, and affectionate. He displays this side of his personality best in the group video above. His individual video is here: http ://www . youtube . com/watch?v=pdWhPutS8oY
Benjamin is sweet and mild-mannered: http ://www . youtube . com/watch?v=L00abLPLKRs
Oliver is the leader and watches out for his brothers. He was uncertain about us at first, but warmed up to the volunteers who worked with him for these photos quickly: http ://www . youtube . com/watch?v=3dLm7_Fl-A8
This picture of the three together shows their small size. They do not need to be adopted, fostered, or rescued together.