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Shannon the pit bull who saved herself from being euthanized

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The two-year-old pit bull terrier mix named Shannon had been at the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter since Dec. 5. She was made available for adoption on Dec. 12, but tragically no one came to reclaim, rescue, or adopt her.

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Shannon's story might have ended a few days later when she was sadly led to the room where her life was destined to end, but this spunky, little girl had no intentions of leaving without putting her best paw forward. Just before that heartbreaking, unexplainable moment, Shannon rolled over on her back and began to whimper; everyone's heart melted, and Shannon was safe.

When the news got out that Shannon literally saved herself and was granted a short reprieve, animal advocates got busy. The dog's miraculous story began to spread throughout social media, and then it happened:

"Stacie Lovespups worked on her and we got her out via ARK (Animal Rescue Kompany) this a.m. She's being treated for everything under the sun at Loma Linda - the vet tech cried & hugged her when I told them her story. They're all calling her Mercy and they're all in love with her."

The volunteer staff called her a mellow sweetheart; Shannon hasn't disappointed anyone.

Shannon, or as she has been renamed to "Mercy" is currently at Loma Linda Animal Hospital where she will be spayed, treated for a mammary tumor and any additional care. She has been adopted.

Follow her story on Facebook by clicking here.

Please note there are many other dogs at the San Bernardino City Shelter in desperate need of immediate rescue. The shelter is located at 333 Chandler Place. Call at (909)384-1304.

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