Sometimes even a shepherd needs some shepherding. And that was the case with Mecala. Estimated to be seven years old, this Shepherd-Akita mix arrived as a stray at the Rowan County Animal Shelter in Kentucky on September 23rd. As is usually the case with strays, no one came looking for Mecala. She was described as being very thin, but very friendly and playful. She stood out with her sweet ways and very expressive eyes. Meanwhile, her life was on the line at the shelter.