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.
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.
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