Los Angeles, California – After the original article about Sinder was published, animal-lovers from around the globe fell in love with the boy on the brink of being put down. The compassion humans bestowed upon this almost hairless boy was overwhelming.
Before December 26th, Sinder was destined to become another statistic. A homeless animal in the Los Angeles County shelter system, Sinder was soon to be added to the lengthy list of all those who were euthanized in the shelter before him. It was no fortuitous event that Lisa Arturo headed over to the ISO on that almost fateful day. It was there where she first met Sinder. As she was preparing to take him outside for a walk around the block, the shelter staff stopped her and said they needed to take him to the back to be euthanized. It was at that point in time that Arturo made Sinder a promise that she would do her best to save his life; and, fought she did – tooth and nail – to make sure he would not become another statistic.
Thanks to Arturo, who set this whole “rescue-Sinder-promise” in motion, the world can breathe a great sigh of relief. Holli Rene Griggs, with Stella’s Hope, met Arturo this morning at 11 a.m. and pulled Sinder. Stella’s Hope is a wonderful, nonprofit rescue organization dedicated to saving dogs of all breeds and actively promotes spaying and neutering animals.
Arturo said of Sinder when she and Griggs retrieved him from his ISO kennel, “he was full of kisses for everyone.” (See photo of both beauties – Lisa Arturo and Sinder – outside of the shelter.)
This is what Griggs had to say about Sinder:
Sinder is an amazingly sweet Newfy mix possibly w Flat coated retriever who found himself in a high kill shelter in LA ,where he was deemed unadoptable due to a skin condition -We learned of his plight and sprung into action quickly to get him released – he was picked up today and taken right to our vet where he has started treatment -it will be a very long road for this boy but we are certain we will have Him healthy in a few short months.
(Click here for the slideshow for freedom photos and Sinder at the vet.)
Although Sinder is safe from being euthanized at the shelter and in great hands with Stella’s Hope, he has medical problems that must be addressed, including skin issues, low weight and a serious upper respiratory infection. Because of his maladies, Griggs immediately took Sinder to their vet. After the vet visit, Sinder went to a temporary foster home, where he will stay until Wednesday, January 2nd. Thereafter, he will go to his permanent foster home.
Arturo and this author would like to thank the many dedicated individuals and rescue groups who worked tirelessly to help Sinder get out of the shelter alive. The rescue community would also like to thank the shelter staff for granting Sinder a reprieve, as well as for their patience in accommodating our efforts to save him.
If you pledged towards Sinder’s rescue and care, or if you would like to donate to his continued upkeep and care, please send in your tax-deductible donation by PayPay to firstname.lastname@example.org. Griggs asks that you make a notation that your donation is for Sinder.
Click here to see a video of Sinder at the vet.