Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Tails From German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

What a wonderful happy ending for beautiful 8 1/2 year old Sasha (pictured above) all because of German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County and the caring heart of a wonderful Orange County resident Marcia Leong. Poor Sasha's owner passed away and Sasha remained loyally beside her deceased owner in the house for 4-5 days until a neighor discovered them. The owner, an elderly woman had a son who could not keep Sasha and she was brought to an animal shelter. The poor dog was so stressed from the situation and the loss of her owner, that she broke out in painful sores all over her back. She was very emaciated as well and had most likely not been cared for especially well due to her owner's ill health. Sasha's time was limited at the shelter but German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County saved her.

Sasha was taken to the veterinarian and treated for her sores but she was very sad and her health was declining. Marcia Leong, a wonderful woman and pet owner, gave dear Sasha a new leash on life. Marcia had recently lost her beloved German Shepherd Gretchen but has a lovely beagle Chuckie and several kitties. It was a miracle, but Sasha managed to get along with EVERYBODY! She is a sweet and loving dog that thanks to the kindess of all involved is getting the life she deserves. She is now thriving in her new home, gaining weight and getting the best veterinary care imaginable through Ask Ariel and VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital.

We can't say enough about the wonderful volunteers at German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County and especially Maria Dales, founder and director, who has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of all rescue animals throughout Southern California. We applaud Maria for all of her incredible efforts! To learn more about Maria and German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, please visit their website They have beautiful dogs for adoption and even if you can't adopt, they would greatly appreciate any donations. All donations are tax-deductible.