Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Pet Rescue

Chelsea the downhearted dog about to be euthanized: Well look at Chelsea now

See also

The most heartbreaking photo of a white pit bull emotionally dejected, sitting with her back to visitors in the corner of her kennel at a high kill shelter in California, spread through social media like wildfire for days inspiring hundreds of animal lovers to call with offers to help.

More Photos

Read Chelsea's original story by clicking here.

Now doing well at the Jason Heigl Foundation in Los Angeles, Chelsea is ready to find her permanent home. Described as happy-go-lucky, Chelsea may seem shy when you first meet her, but her caretakers say she warms right up to people and loves belly rubs and outdoor walks.

"Chelsea will thrive in an environment where she receives consistent and positive encouragement for her behavior. She loves belly rubs and likes nothing more than wiggling on her back to solicit a thorough rubdown! Chelsea is a lower energy dog who would prefer good cuddles to playing with a ball."

The San Bernardino City Animal Control shelter personnel were so inundated with calls about Chelsea, the organization stated it was their wish that all pets brought into shelters could receive that much attention and have so many home offers.

Happily, Chelsea's story has brought more awareness to the tragic plight of so many dogs languishing in shelters across the United States; Chelsea's story, in one desperate picture showed the pain of loneliness and emotional despair so many dogs feel as their lives change in a moment's time.

Chelsea was one of the lucky dogs; statistics show that three to four million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters every year.

Please help to support the Jason Heigl Foundation by clicking here, and allow them to help more pets like Chelsea.

Follow this organization's amazing work by clicking on their Facebook link.

Interested in adopting Chelsea? Make sure to check out her updated photos on the slideshow. Please click here for an adoption application.

If you would like to continue receiving the latest news on pet issues and how we can help those who cannot speak, please click the "Subscribe" icon.

Follow the National Pet Rescue Examiner on Facebook by clicking here. Please visit and "like" my page. You are welcome to submit story ideas by contacting me at cdhanna9703@aol.com.

Advertisement

Life

  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Camera
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos