A 12-year-old dog named Leila, who someone left at the Cobb County animal shelter after her weight made her "inconvenient," has found a new home.
At 61 pounds, it's been hard for Leila to get up and down steps, so her past owners gave her up. Cobb County animal shelter volunteers posted a message about Leila's heartbreaking plight the other day.
"Leila's previous 'family' left her at Cobb County Animal Control on Oct. 20 because they said it had become inconvenient since Leila had become so heavy she can no longer easily go up and down the stairs to take herself outside to potty.
Leila is so very sweet and looks like a beautiful young pup. You'd never know by looking at her that she has 12 years of life behind her.
We hope that someone sees what a beauty this girl is and snaps her up. Exercise and diet could help this beauty slim down. Her previous humans said she is GOOD WITH KIDS. Please share Leila to help her get out of the shelter!"
Apparently someone got the message. A subsequent post reported the happy news that Leila now has a new home.
However, lots of other pets are still waiting. If you're interested, the Cobb County Animal Shelter is located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta. (Right off County Services Parkway). The number is 770-499-4136.
Shelter hours for adoptions are Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m.