A few months ago, Oakland Police Officers responded to a domestic dispute call where they found two small dogs who needed our assistance. Upon arrival to the call, Animal Control Officer Leo Ayala found that one of the dogs was bleeding profusely from a gash in his neck, having had his neck slit open by his owner. Officer Ayala immediately rushed the dog, now named James, to PETS Referral Center for emergency care. The amazing medical staff at PETS saved James’ life. If it were not for Officer Ayala’s quick work, along with the staff at PETS, this dog would not have survived. We are also incredibly thankful to Friends of Oakland Animal Services for covering the cost of this life saving surgery.
James’ sibling, Oakley did not have any wounds and was brought to OAS to be put up for adoption. James is now in foster care as he recovers from his ordeal. The owner of these dogs was sent for a mental health evaluation and the case is being investigated.
Last week, James and Oakley had a sweet visit that our volunteer photographer, Ana Rapoport captured for us. Oakley, pictured below on the left, is now available for adoption. James is recovering and will be up for adoption in a few weeks.