When Mocha was surrendered, through no
fault of her own, she ended up on death row at Rowan County Animal Shelter in
Salisbury, North Carolina.
The one-and-a-half-year-old Pit Bull mix would be euthanized by November 1st if she wasn’t adopted in time, due to lack of space at the shelter.
Severely underweight and covered in fleas her neglect is currently being investigated, however, on top of that, it is her extreme fear of humans that hurts the most!
When Mocha was dropped off she was skin and bone, shaking all over it wasn’t from weakness caused by malnutrition. It was out and out fear, a fear of human beings.
At first she was put up for adoption, however, she just sat in kennel day after day as everyone took one look and walked on by. Her fearful demeanor was such that no one even wanted to give her a second look.
Mocha soon found herself on death row, she was still being visited by potential owners though still shaking it was unlikely she would be rescued in time. Her euthanasia date was set for November 1st.
Then a miracle happened and she was pulled from death row and placed in foster care. Soon after her arrival, she managed to escape only to be found a couple of hours later by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control. Once again she is out of danger!
Although she is still very timid, being out of the shelter will hopefully help her warm up to people and flourish. She had a horrible first year of life, but she will soon learn that not all humans are bad.
“My wish for you darling is that one day you find your trust again in humans,” shelter volunteer Albina Albiie Chanel wrote on Facebook. “I wish that one day you learn not all of us are bad. I wish that one day you will feel the happiness that you never felt before. I wish that one day you feel all the love you can possibly feel….”
“You did not deserve whatever happened to you, no doggy ever does,” Chanel continued. “You were brought into this world and felt nothing but evil in your 1 yr of life. You may not realize it now but thousands of people were rooting and praying for you and I hope one day we can share a smile on your face with them.”