Another lost dog finds a home

The Eastsider ran a story on Monday about Carlos Vela and the nearly month-long search for his dog Deleno, who wandered away from Vela’s Echo Park photocopy shop. Deleno was found that same Monday near Chinatown. During the search, Vela encountered a young man who was trying to unload another dog (pictured at right) that looked a lot like Deleno. Vela could not keep the animal but did take the dog to the North Central Animal Shelter in Lincoln Heights. This morning, after no one claimed the dog, a new owner adopted the small terrier mix, reports Christine Peters with the Echo Park Animal Alliance.

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  1. This is such good news! Anyone who finds a dog should ALWAYS turn it into the local shelter – in our case, it’s N Central. A dog that was found on 7/9 and turned into the shelter was just reunited with his owner yesterday.

    Often, someone will find a dog and want to keep it. However, it’s not legally theirs to keep. So if they turn it into the shelter, it will be kept safely for 3-7 days (thus enabling the owner to locate it). After that time, it’s put up for adoption. Most dogs are kept for adoption for a VERY long time – sometimes months. I mention this because there are still people who think dogs are euthanized often. This is NOT the case. When you adopt a dog, the very reasonable fees pay for vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip & license. All good things! And then the dog is legally yours to keep or find a good home for in case you were just concerned that the dog be placed in a good home. It’s a win-win for everyone!

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