When the Valley Animal Center in Fresno, California, received a call that one of their previously adopted dogs had been found straying in another state, they were surprised to learn it was. Ava. Her friends there don’t know why anyone would want to dump such a sweet girl.
This is not the first time Ava has been abandoned and heartbroken. But despite her repeated outcasts and abuse, Ava is still an incredible love bug.
Now this beautiful girl is looking for a final forever home.
In 2016, Ava was first found abandoned and alone in a field in Orange Cove, California. The poor dog is malnourished, underweight and seriously ill demodectic mange.
Mange is a skin disease caused by parasites tick bites make baby mice extremely itchy. If left untreated, it can lead to lymphadenitis, emaciation, and hair loss.
That’s why Ava lost all her hair, covered with sores and scabs that were very painful.
After another social media campaign and local news coverage, Ava was able to find another family and was adopted in September 2020. Just a year later, Ava and the adopters visited. staff at an adoption event. Ava strode straight up to them with a big smile and a wagging tail happily.
Everyone was overjoyed to see her, and they were happy to believe that she would have to endure no more abuse or tragedy.
When Ruben Cantu, who oversees the care of adopted animals from Valley Animal Center informed that Ava has been found abandoned once again, he rushes to make a phone call to contact her newest adopters. While he was unable to speak to them himself, Las Vegas animal control sent the message that her actual adopters had moved out and left her in the care of family members who had decided to “cut off Ava” and then relinquish their rights to her.
“When I heard that Ava was dumped again, I was very disappointed and it made my stomach hurt. She’s been through a lot in her life and doesn’t deserve this,” Ruben said.
It was Rebun and his wife who ventured to Las Vegas, so they could bring Ava back to the Valley Animal Centerand try to find her a perfect permanent home.
Now that she’s back in California, they’re focusing on her mental health and well-being. She was given a clean, comfortable bath and underwent surgery to remove some of the tumours.
This is the third time Ava has been abandoned by her adoptive family, so Their highest priority is to ensure that this sweet girl’s future is free from any further hurt or abandonment.
According to Rebun, Ava is great with children and other dogs. You can donate to Ava’s cause or inquire about her adoption by visiting Valley Animal Center website.