Of the six dogs I photographed at the Big Bear Animal Shelter yesterday, Momma most broke my heart. I know she has the least chance of getting out alive—not because she is old, misbehaved or sick. She is a pit bull mix, and that more often than not, is a death sentence.
Momma is a sweetheart. She is only a year old. She is enthusiastic and had one of those bully smiles on her face the whole time.
Momma allowed me to check her out all over with no aggression, just a wagging tail. She was very happy for the attention and was hoping to go home with her new family, not back to her cage.
I am not clear why the staff calls her “Momma” but she is a beauty. She is petite—probably 40 pounds or less. Like so many dogs that end up in custody, she could use some obedience training.
Momma has been at the shelter since Dec. 31. She could be killed at any time.
If you are interested in giving Momma a second chance at life, you can contact the shelter at 909.866.4943. His ID is A549552. Big Bear is a small, rural shelter with few staff members. Please only call if you are serious about Momma.
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