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Four puppies rescued in the middle of the desert are now available for adoption


Four puppies have a new “leash” on life and are available for adoption thanks to “A Mission for Home Rescue” program.  

Found in a box with eight siblings in the middle of a Texan desert, the adorable pups had a rough start to life.  A young woman walking her dog discovered the abandoned pups that were barely old enough to survive on their own. Thankfully, she knew of the Ghetto Rescue Foundation and drove two hours to meet with Tami from the organization.   

The puppies required extensive medical care, fluids and bottle feeding. Sadly, even after hospitalization, two did not survive. Tami eventually transported the puppies to California and – because our staff works closely with this rescue – the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center received four dogs.  

Dubbed the “Zodiac” pups, Leo, Gemini, Pisces and Sagittarius are now available for adoption. They are likely Australian cattle/Catahoula leopard-dog mixes and will grow to be large. They will require a big yard and active family. 

All four pups are incredibly sweet, so if you are interested in adding a fur baby to your family, visit cmvs.org or call 949-470-3045.  

The center is located at 28095 Hillcrest.  



Submitted by Sharon Cody on Wed, 06/23/2021 - 5:45 pm


Dedicated Animal Welfare Group has become a large part of the Mission for Home rescue activity. This year we have paid for over $30,000 in medical care for rescued animals. For example, DAWG helped a Lab named Huntley, who came to the shelter through Ghetto Rescue with hip surgery. Many of the rescued animals require a little help. DAWG is blessed with so many wonderful donors helping to save these precious pets.

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