One canine, called Angel, had a behavior of revealing her teeth. She would also growl when people obtained close. She was labeled as aggressive and no volunteer had the guts to take her out of her kennel.
Then a volunteer from Karma rescue came to the shelter. She saw Angel and it broke her heart to believe she would likely be euthanized in a matter of days. Something needed to be done. A friend of hers, that is a behavioral expert, came to meet Angel.
They took her out and placed her in the nearby yard. Angel rolled on the ground and showed her adorable belly. She didn’t seem hostile at all! Did individuals simply make assumptions since she was most likely just scared?
The volunteer wanted to rescue Angel. But the ban in the city made this impossible. She couldn’t adopt Angel herself and all the other saves went to capacity with a lot of Pit Bulls. The rescuer took her out of the shelter and claimed she would spend some time with her and after that take her to the vet to be taken down. Throughout this time she also sent one last text to Embrace Hearts Structure in Los Angeles. She got a message back to call them personally.
She explained to the rescue group that Angel was being put down in a little over an hour which’s when the individual on the phone said, “We will certainly take her!”
Angel was loaded up and brought to LA. During the next few weeks, they dealt with her on training and socializing. Incredibly, the Pit Bull restriction was also lifted in Sioux City! It seems more and more cities are catching on, and knowing, that it’s not the breed that’s the problem however how that particular dog is treated.
Angel continues to thrive. We are so elated she was rescued in time. ALL dogs are worthy of happy homes– and all the love in the world. Scroll down and watch Angel’s story. Thanks to The Dodo for bringing awareness to such a wonderful breed.