The Texas shelter was facing a difficult situation of being overcrowded, which led them to take the heartbreaking decision of putting down animals that had a lower chance of getting adopted. Unfortunately, a timid golden retriever named Darla was on the list. During her last moments, Darla’s extreme shyness prevented her from walking to the designated area for euthanasia. To save her, the staff members had to use a wheelbarrow to transport her down the hallway.
APA! members were strolling around the shelter, aiming to assist their overburdened and crammed counterparts by rescuing some of their animals. As soon as they laid eyes on Darla, who was trembling in a wheelbarrow, they knew that they would be taking her under their wing.
In a recent press release, Jordana Moerbe, the national shelter support director at APA!, shared the story of a puppy they had to rescue. Moerbe revealed that they had to intervene to save the little puppy and expressed hope that she would soon regain her confidence and live a happy life. APA! is committed to saving lives and preventing overcrowding in shelters, which often results in the unnecessary euthanization of animals.
After being placed under the care of APA!, Darla underwent a thorough medical examination to ensure her well-being. The team discovered that she was only 8 months old and had a long life ahead of her. They reached out to their rescue partners nationwide and Mile High Lab Rescue in Denver, Colorado offered Darla a home. Despite her timid demeanor, they remained optimistic that with patience and affection, Darla would eventually flourish.
Great news! Darla is now in the care of her loving foster family and is learning how to be a happy dog. She had a close call but is now safe and sound, and can look forward to a life filled with love and care. Please spread the word and share this update with your loved ones.