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.