Update: I checked Facebook tonight and found that Kavona was indeed saved:
Thank you to whatever kind person adopted her and will make her well again. You are indeed an angel. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was cruising Craig’s List for no particular reason and found two heart wrenching posts about this dog, Kavona.
The first is from a soldier:
“I returned about 6 months ago from Iraq after losing both my legs over there. I am in a wheel chair and hopefully going to learn to walk with prosthetic legs soon. I have a dog donated to me through the Veteran’s fund. I love this dog very much.
A few days ago, I went with a friend to the animal shelter, my friend was looking to adopt a dog. I happened to see this scared, shy dog crouched in the corner and it broke my heart. I am on a fixed income and with the other dog, I cannot afford to take this dog in or believe me I would. I thought if I could put the word out there to the public about this dog, maybe it might help. Life is so short and precious, what a waste that this dog never got a chance to be loved or cherished. How very sad. I am extending emails to everyone I know to see if I can get this dog out of the shelter. I urge you to do the same. ”
From the PACC Facebook page:
“Sweet Kavona needs to get out of PACC immediately! This girl is fighting Valley Fever, and she needs a home to recover in. If she is not rescued by 7 PM on 4/2 she will be put to sleep. Please share!
In The Arms Of Angels or Tucson Cold Wet Noses CANNOT pull her without a devoted foster. If you are able to commit to Kavona for the long haul, please contact a rescue group immediately!
Kavona (A260588) — Female — Spayed — 2 years — Suspected Valley Fever — Must be out be 4/2/2012 at 7 pm
Please contact PACC about doing a special needs adoption at: 520-243-5962, 243-5936, 243-5987, 243-5932, or 243-5962 email@example.com”
Please let me know if Kavona is saved! I want to make a small donation toward her care or to the rescue group. Thank you – Email firstname.lastname@example.org
And then found this message from Pima Animal Care Center on Craig’s List
“**URGENT – MUST BE RESCUED FROM PACC BY MONDAY 4-2 AT 7PM**
Kavona is a beautiful girl who has had a very rough life and things are not getting better for her, they are getting worse. She has already been at PACC once and was adopted out, she should be safe then right? But sadly no, she has ended back up at PACC and is in terrible condition, she appears to have been neglected after she left PACC, so very sad. She is skin and bones and her joints are swollen, possibly from Valley Fever.
With a trip to the vet and proper meds, Valley Fever is easily treatable and affordable, obviously nobody cared enough about her to do this, instead she was left to deteriorate. PACC staff and volunteers would love to see this girl find a forever loving home that will love and care for her and get her the medical attention needed.
You can see how sad she is in this picture, what did she do to deserve such a rough life?
Please someone, lets turn this girl’s life around, she deserves so much more than what she has been dealt with. Even though PACC is full to capacity, they have agreed to hold this sweet girl until Monday 4-2 at 7PM. If not rescued, they have no other choice but to put her to sleep. Please help this girl, she is such a sweetheart. She truly needs an angel.
If you are not ready for a long term commitment with a canine companion, she would also be a great foster dog. All expenses are paid for by the rescue group. All you have to do is provide Kavona with a safe loving home, until her meds kick in and she finds her forever home. To find out how to foster or adopt this great dog, please stop by PACC at 4000 N Silverbell Rd and ask to meet Kavona.
Please don’t let this great girl die tomorrow (Monday). Kavona’s PACC ID number is 260588, please reference this number when inquiring on Kavona. Please save a life today!
To save Kavona’s life:
** Go to the REAR of PACC (south side) and enter through the INTAKE DOOR.
** Ask for JUSTIN (Animal Advocate at PACC) or RACHEL the PACC rescue coordinator”
Can someone please save this dog’s life by either adopting or fostering her?
Kavona is one of the many reasons why it’s imperative to spay and neuter pets, don’t buy puppies from pet stores, and never ever patronize backyard breeders. There are so many (too many) unwanted dogs and cats in our Tucson community and they die because of people’s stupidity and greed. Here’s a list of low cost to no-cost spay & neuter clinics.