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Dumped at San Bernardino City Shelter: One year old and sentenced to die

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Just one-year-old, Lilly was an owner surrender on Sunday at the San Bernardino City Animal Control. Just what chance does Lilly have of being adopted when the shelter photographs this gorgeous blue and white pit bull being held down by a catch pole? Can anyone not imagine the absolute fear this dog must feel?

A volunteer writes:

"I don't think this girl looks aggressive at all because some ass used a choke stick on her. She looks scared out of her mind trying to be good so they won't hurt her. Not aggressive. I am thankful the ass got a close up picture. She is a PRECIOUS BABY!"

Unfortunately, as is too familiar at the high kill San Bernardino City Animal Control, no history of the dog is given to help with her future placement. Lilly looks so frightened; will she lash out at her rescuer or will she cower in a corner afraid to even gaze upon a human?

Lilly's PetHarbor listing can be found by clicking here.

Lilly is currently in Kennel 44, and listed as available for adoption now; she must exit by June 14.

A Facebook thread with humane advocates and animal lovers trying to help find a safe place and pledging donations to a qualified rescue for Lilly can be followed by clicking here.

San Bernardino City Animal Control is located at 333 Chandler Place in San Bernardino. (909-384-1304). Please refer to ID#A467066 when inquiring about Lilly.

Please share this dog's story with your friends, family, and coworkers. Lilly's heartbreaking photo showing her pressed down to the ground as the catch pole shows no mercy has been shared 529 times. Sharing saves lives; please help this dog find a safe place to cuddle and be loved.

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