To be destroyed on September 16 - that was the dire fate for a young pit bull named "Scarlett."
Scarlett found herself behind bars at the South Los Angeles, Calif., animal care and control where she was held in the medical portion of the facility due to her widespread mange which left her skin raw and oozing with painful scabs.
In this portion of the facility, Scarlett, who came in as a stray, was not visible to the public. Tragically, on the day that her stray hold was up, she was set to be destroyed.
Thankfully, volunteers, who were taken with her friendly personality, went to work to help her find a rescue before the unthinkable took place.
Scarlett's safe haven came in the form of the rescue agency, Downtown Dog Rescue.
The rescue agency was able to secure a foster home for Scarlett and just days ago, the homeless, sickly dog was able to walk free from the animal control facility.
On Sunday, Downtown Dog Rescue posted the following update about the newly freed dog:
Here is another photo of Scarlett after her first bath. Imagine how good she must have felt to finally be out of her dog run, clean, and being able to have some fun with the volunteers. The part of her life is just about to get started...
One of the volunteers who went to bat to save Scarlett's life shared this happy update:
She is a goofy, clumsy, somewhat needy, frivolous young girl who is tons of fun. Kisses other dogs' muzzles, curious about the world. She's on to a better life now!
Saving dogs like Scarlett requires a village of compassionate people who are willing to work together.
Anyone hoping to help the rescue agency with Scarlett's veterinary expenses can do so by donating to:
Downtown Dog Rescue
P.O. Box 90035, Pasadena, Ca., 91109
Follow Downtown Dog Rescue on Facebook here.
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