Every dog and cat deserves a loving family and a chance at life. Sadly, young and old pets are euthanized at overcrowded sanctuaries due to lack of space.
There are millions of dogs and cats in sanctuaries waiting for someone to come in and choose them. However, some are on a time clock which is known as ‘death row’ at shelters. Each of those pets have a certain date that they need to be adopted by or the sanctuary will euthanize them.
Meet Mocha, a one-year-old Pit bull mix, that was dumped at Rowan County Animal Sanctuary in Salisbury, North Carolina. She was surrendered with another dog by her uncaring owner, via no fault of her own. The shelter set a date of November 1 for Mocha and if she was not adopted by then she would be euthanized.
The terrified pup would tremble with worry in her cage and potential adopters would certainly pass her by. She arrived covered in fleas and paralyzed by fear. Among the shelter’s volunteers, Albina Albiie Chanel, wanted to show Mocha that not all humans are bad. She was heartbroken at the state Mocha was in and wished to provide her a combating possibility at finding a family.
” You know, daily we handle cruelty and evil done by humans. This wonderful girl broke my heart. Owner surrender at that. She is a skeleton, covered in fleas, she shakes constantly and does not also want to get up to walk. Talk about a broken soul. Some days I hate humans so much.
Hang in there Mocha baby. She’s seen so much evil in simply her 1 year of life,” wrote Albina. She chose to write a letter from Mocha and post it on Facebook. It said, “Dear humans, As I rest below on death row totally defeated, I wish my young puppies will certainly at least have a better life than I did. I sit right here, I am so frightened just waiting to be euthanized. You see, I am only a years of age. I haven’t had a good life at all.”.
It took place to say, “I shake a lot in my kennel that people just walk past me. I cant assist it tho, humans haven’t been nice to me. I am so slim however I love to eat. I tried to be brave for my pictures today however I couldn’t also really get up. I tried tho and I think the girls that were with me knew I was trying.
I got brave enough to even take a treat later.” The heartbreaking letter concluded with, “I was given up to the shelter by my owner with my friend. please consider adopting me and giving me a possibility at a good life. But please know I may take a while to heat up because I’m so scared. You can find me in kennel # 5. Love, Mocha”.
The post went viral with thousands of people commenting and sharing. Luckily, a kind person found out about Mocha and went to the sanctuary to rescue her. Albina upgraded the post to inform everybody that Mocha and her sister that came in with her are safe. Albina wrote her own letter to Mocha after she was rescued.
She composed, “Dear Mocha, I sat with you and wrote a letter for the entire globe to see. And they did. Happy second chance wonderful girl. May you finally be loved and taken care of permanently. Finest wishes my beloved. I love you and will remember you always.”.
Thanks to whoever rescued Mocha. She is simply one of many that are on death row waiting for a caring home. Please consider adopting or fostering, as it is the only way to help finish death row at shelters. In addition, spay and neuter your pets. Adopt don’t shop!