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Downhearted shelter dog no longer faces visitors passing by to adopt

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UPDATE: Chelsea has been rescued by the Jason Heigl Foundation. Chelsea is now safe, and you can follow her progress by clicking on the above link. Thank you everyone for circulating her story, and for all of the inspiring emails.

Chelsea is only one-year-old, and sits with her back to the public. The emotionally dejected pit bull hides her beautiful face in the corner; who says dogs don't feel the pain of rejection? She has been described as extremely sweet.

Monday is Chelsea's last day to leave the shelter by the front door ...could her tail be wagging and could she be happily jumping into a car on the way to either a safe organization, a foster home, or the ultimate reward; a new home with a family who wants to lavish her with love, attention, and affection?

The San Bernardino City Animal Control "No Pet Left Behind" program partnered with Eastwood Ranch Foundation and PAWS For Hope; a five-day shelter pardon and adoption event ran from January 31 until February 4. No adoptable dog or cat was euthanized for one week. The momentum of the occasion continues to save the world, "one dog at a time" and brings awareness to the need for the spay and neuter of pets as well as responsible pet ownership.

If you would like to see Chelsea's beautiful face, please click here.

Although the moratorium for euthanasia at the shelter is over, please help Chelsea know what it's like to turn around, look a human companion in the eye, and wag her tail in glee.

Follow Chelsea's story on Facebook by clicking here.

Save SBC Shelter Pups is a Facebook page set up to highlight the plight of pets from the San Bernardino City Animal Control in immediate need. Please check out the photographs of many more adoptable dogs and cats.

For more information on Chelsea, please refer to A460824. The shelter is located at 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino. Adoption hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The $55 adoption fee includes a microchip and vaccinations.

You can call (909) 384-1304.

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