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A dog newly named Mama was posted today on the Echo Park Animal Alliance list. The emaciated Mama is at Lacy Street shelter, where she was brought with her puppies, some of whom have since died, basically starved because their mother is emaciated herself, though she has gained some weight at the pound. According to an unsigned description:

She is as sweet as they come. But even Mama's forehead is indented she is so skinny. ... Mama was so grateful to have us enter her cage. ... She tenderly bowed her head towards [one visitor]. She let us pick up her pups. ... I am more worried even about Mama then the pups--she is not a beauty, she is not a pup, she is not tiny....she is just another neglected brown dog...who may die at the shelter.

Mama impound: A914457 North Central shelter; phone: (213)485-8855 or 5767

$500 donation to qualified rescue only. Contact

I had a friend who, some years ago, went to the pound looking for one dog, and he came home with something like seven or eight -- he had made eye contact with a pregnant dog "who just looked like she needed help." That was one lucky dog. Not many people would have looked at her. I hope Mama catches the right person's eye, too.

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