Time Running Out For Shelter Dog Who Saved Family From Fire [UPDATE]
Update: According to post from Glen Rose Animal Control on Friday morning, Snickers has been adopted.
When her family was in danger, a dog named Snickers was willing to give her life to save them. Now, all she needs is a home and help may never arrive.
Last August, the 1-year-old shar-pei mix ran through flames to wake her owners as they slept inside in a burning motor home. Snickers singed her paws in the process, but managed to guide them to safety.
Months later, however, that same family dropped her off at an animal shelter in Glen Rose, Texas, after they moved and could not take her with them.
"She actually jumped through the flames over and over again," Animal Control Officer Loretta Adams told KTVT News. "Its heartbreaking because she saved their lives and they couldn't keep her."
In the month since Snickers arrived at the tiny, 10-kennel shelter, Adams says, no one has come to see the courageous pup.
"She could potentially save your life," said Adams. "I don't understand how nobody would want a dog like that."
If someone doesn't adopt her soon, Adams now worries "we'll be forced to do what we have to do" and euthanize Snickers.
"She's a brave girl," said Adams. "She deserves a chance to find a home."
If you're interested in adopting Snickers, contact the Glen Rose Animal Shelter at (254) 897-3113.
Or, if you live outside the area and think you're ready to be a hero to a shelter dog like Snickers, visit Adopt-a-Pet.com.