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March 07, 2008

Previous Owner Rediscovers Her St. Bernard Hours Before His Date With Death!

Los Angeles, CA
March 5, 2008

Was it fate? Who knows, but whatever made Jessica look on Craigslist this morning must be the hand of Clunky's guardian angel. There he was, the St. Bernard she had to give up in college two years earlier. Frantic, Jessica jumped into her car and drove to Los Angeles from San Diego, only to find that the previous owners had labeled Clunky aggressive, and therefore he was not adoptable to the public, only to Rescue Organizations.

MuttShack who posted the REDLIST posting on Craigslist responded to Jessica's call for help. Working with Animal Alliance, a New Hope Partner they immediately placed a hold on Clunky to stay his date with death. MuttShack volunteers in San Diego organized for a house check, and verified and cross-referenced Jessica's information. With just precious hours to spare they ran over to the shelter in Los Angeles to scoop him up. Clunky had been "Red Listed" to be killed that day.

Back in San Diego there were tears of joy. "My brothers and sister's couldn't believe their eyes when Clunky came bouncing through the door." said Jessica. "He actually kicked my brother out of his own bed the first night !" Ah well ~ things are back to the way they used to be!

Jessica had to give up Clunky in college to a new owner when their landlord's changed their policy and students were no longer able to keep pets. Now Clunky is living with Jessica and her siblings on a six acre property. This was probably the most important lesson Jessica ever learned in college. Never give up on your pet!

Redlisted cats and dogs in the Local Los Angeles Shelters are euthanized because of "lack of space." MuttShack networks these Redlisted pets to Breed Rescue Groups, post on public forums and social network groups in order to find a last minute reprieve and save a pet from death. Can you help us fund shelter rescues? Become a Sponsoring Member! and make a small donation every month.

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