by Nina Tonnu
Nina Tonnu is the Community Relations Coordinator at Valley Animal Center in Fresno, California. VAC shares their animal rescue adventures with us every month. Check out KRL’s interview with VAC to learn more about what they do.
When a person chooses to rescue an animal by adopting it and give it a loving home, we here at the shelter are overjoyed by their compassion, and consider them an angel in their own right. There are so many wonderful and deserving animals that are looking for their forever homes. One of them is Angel, a sweet dog at our shelter, who is looking for an angel of her own.Valley Animal Center originally rescued Angel, a seven-year-old Samoyed-mix, from a local animal control facility where she was abandoned because her original owner no longer wanted a senior dog. She came to us overweight with lots of matts all over her gorgeous white fur, and some skin issues. Thanks to the attention and care from our staff and wonderful team of volunteers, Angel started to improve not only in appearance but also in demeanor.
Every morning she waits excitedly to greet her human friends who come in to give her love. She adores going on walks, and does well with kids and other dogs. Angel was a special guest during our children’s camp this summer, and the kids absolutely adored her. She would do best in a family that likes to stay active, and to play as much as she does. Although she is a senior, Angel has the fun and playful personality of a puppy!
Despite being a staff and volunteer favorite, our sweet girl has encountered some bad luck in her search of finding a forever family. Through no fault of her own, but rather because of personal issues with her adopters, Angel has been adopted and returned multiple times now. We are heartbroken that she has not found a family that can truly appreciate how wonderful she is and give her the home she deserves. We are hoping that there is a family out there willing to dedicate their time and love to this amazing girl.
Angel is currently available for adoption at the Valley Animal Center. She is fixed, up to date on her vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and has had a flea treatment. If you are interested in adopting her, please come to our shelter and see if you are a match made in heaven. We are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Until Angel finds a forever home, we’ll continue to care for her at the Valley Animal Center. Contributions from the community help support the cats and dogs at our facility until they are adopted. As always, the Valley Animal Center is grateful and appreciative of any and all donations.
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