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Pet of the Week Diamond Needs A New Home

Diamond is a real gem and needs a permanent home.

Diamond is a 5-month-old puppy recently rescued by Forte Animal Rescue. She’s recovering after being spayed and she’s in desperate need of both a temporary foster home and a permanent adoptive home.
 
Diamond is a real gem! Forte was alerted to her situation and rescued her at midnight from a family that never intended to have a dog, but was helping a friend. Their apartment was so small, Diamond was kept on the unenclosed front patio and tied to a pole. At 5 months old, she is very cute and eager to learn, she already knows "sit". With your help she will grow up to be a good ambassador for her breed and a life-long companion.
 
Diamond is a Weimaraner/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix. She weighs about 30 pounds, and she is already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with other dogs.
 
You can meet Diamond by contacting Forte Animal Rescue at 310-362-0321, info@FARescue.org or by coming to FAR’s weekly Saturday adoptions at Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies, 3860 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 pm.
 
The third Sunday of each month an adoption event is also held at Petco Unleashed, located at 13411 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey (near Costco), from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Forte Animal Rescue is a 100 percent volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, seeking solutions for pet overpopulation, as well as working together with the community to cultivate the human animal bond through educational programs and activities.  In addition to ongoing boarding and other expenses, Forte Animal Rescue continually incurs significant veterinary medical bills, hence any support would be greatly appreciated. Forte Animal Rescue is also looking for foster homes for its rescued dogs, along with volunteers to help its adoption events.

jane doe April 22, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I spent about four hours recently looking for a new companion. What I regrettably found was that anyone who is low income but can afford to care for a companion cannot afford the start-up for a companion. In addition to a rental deposit, new home supplies, food and the $200 to $300 adoption fee it comes out to more then $700. I really wish there was a non-profit or low income assistance program for people who would make fantastic companions but simply can't afford the start up :(
apmarina April 23, 2012 at 07:28 AM
You can always adopt from the LA City shelters (LAanimalservices.org) for about $100 including license, or wait for one of their special events where the fees are even lower (but you will still incur the cost of food, etc). There are also special low fees for seniors. Non-profit rescue groups like Forte have costs that are not supported by taxpayers, and so must charge some kind of fee to help defray the costs. Also, frankly, if finances are an issue, you might reconsider adopting a pet since you will never know when an unexpected cost will arise like illness or injury, and you wouldn't want to have to relinquish a pet you've become attached to because you can't afford the care. Perhaps you can get your "puppy fix" by volunteering for one of the independent rescues, or at the LA City shelter - everyone needs help and its mostly hands-on with the dogs.
apmarina April 23, 2012 at 07:31 AM
And yes, BTW, I am a volunteer with Forte, the group that has Diamond and Sepia and many others. We are having a fundraiser this Wed night (4/25) at Marmi in the Marina Waterside center. For more info, visit www.FARescue.org/Marmi

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