Pet of the Week

The gentle dog named Melody arrived at the Long Beach City Shelter on Nov. 5. A teenage girl adopted her Nov. 18, the day before Melody's scheduled euthanasia. The teen had insisted that her mom do something.

Her mom called Community Animal Network. We said, "yes," because our "community" knows no boundaries and our "community" gets things done by uniting for common goals and beliefs in saving lives!

The brindle colored 5-year-old Bull Mastiff mix is safe, but needs your help now. Melody's complimentary vet exam suggests an ACL tear on her rear leg and a thyroid condition that can be easily managed with medication.

The next step for Melody is getting her torn ACL surgically repaired. According to Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Tustin, "Tibial Tuberosity Advancement" (TTA) is an orthopedic procedure used more commonly to repair ligament tears in dogs and is less invasive than some other techniques. The price tag for rescues is $3,800, while the public pays more than $5,000.

Community Animal Network knows that no one wants to "adopt a vet bill." We're raising the funds to pay for the procedure so her new family won't have to. Call (949) 759-3646 to adopt Melody, or cats or kittens, or donate by credit card.

If you love dogs and have not made a 2010 charitable contribution, please consider helping Melody. Mail your checks to Community Animal Network, P.O. Box 8662 Newport Beach, CA, 92658 and memo your check "Melody" or "Help Local Animals" non-profit tax ID 33-0971560.

With your help, we will continue our mission. We thank you for the $995 in donations we received last week to help us with the costs of the rescue. We now have received $3,797 toward our New Year's goal of $10,000.

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