What do you do when a tragically sad, overcrowded shelter that doesn't even vaccinate the dogs in their care calls you and says "We accidentally put the wrong dog on the transport! The driver is coming back to get the fluffy puppy you requested. So you want them to leave this accidental dog here (oh and by the way we accidentally vaccinated her too) or send her as well? She is VERY sweet".
The Longview shelter in Texas gets 1000 dogs a month through its doors. They do not vaccinate their dogs because they don't have the money - and most are euthanized anyway. Why spend money vaccinating a dog that you only are going to inject with lethal injection days later? Georgia was at that shelter and an angel must have been watching out for her. Or perhaps the shelter workers couldn't bear to see her killed because her time WAS up... and they knew that this ride could take her to a wonderful life if they could get her on it.
Of course, we said yes... please send us the 'accidental puppy'. We had no idea where she'd go... or even what she looked like. She was supposed to look like the fluffy puppy that was heading to Retriever Rescue of Colorado ... but in reality she is short haired and months older than that pup! But we are so grateful that Georgia got out. She is quite possibly one of the sweetest souls we've ever met in our rescue. Pure love, pure joy.
Of course coming from a horrible place has its long lasting effects. Georgia is heartworm positive and has started doxycylcline pills and will get her immiticide injections in May and June. We love her and her foster mom couldn't be happier. It all worked out. We were stressed when she arrived because we had no place for her to land... but with a little shuffling she got into one of our BEST foster homes! Spoiled, loved, cared for... this is why we do what we do.