Shannon Michelle Atchley originally adopted Annie Christ in 2006 at a dog rescue in Los Angeles, California. Shannon likes to think that Annie adopted Shannon or rescued her at least. With her other rescue dog Chloe Commander, the three of them toured the world together with Shannon’s band, Otep. Earlier this year, Annie stopped playing with Chloe and Shannon noticed something was wrong. Annie was diagnosed with a Brain Tumor that was bigger than her eye. It is compressing her brain and causing seizures. Salty Dog decided to make Annie our Salty Dog of the month for April 2013 and all funds donated will be used for that purpose!
Update as of 5/30/2013: Tragically, Annie died 1 week before her surgery was scheduled. All of our love and deep sympathies are with Shannon in the loss of her companion and other half. All funds donated will be carried over to our next Salty Dog pursuant to Shannon ’s wishes.
On behalf of Salty Dog, all the volunteers and Board wish you the deepest condolences -Ashley Alder