Poor Ella. She's only a year and a half old, but has spent half her life at the Lubbock Animal Shelter.

The volunteers and staff do their absolute best to make these animals as happy as possible, but nothing beats going to your real home for good.

It's hard for me to understand why she's been overlooked. She is a very cute girl with a beautiful brindle coat.

If you're interested in being Ella's hero and best friend, stop by the shelter (3323 SE Loop 289) or call them at (806) 775-2075.