Update: Vegas was rescued on July 17!
If not for the work of a compassionate volunteer who visits the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility in Baldwin Park, Calif., a dog who was surrendered by her owner at the beginning of June would be nearly invisible.
"Vegas," a five-year-old pit bull mix, has no photo on Petharbor.com - just a big, blank box that says "No Image Is Currently Available for this Animal." Thankfully, the woman who takes photos of the homeless dogs did capture an image which shows Vegas' soft, brown eyes and her beautiful coat.
Unfortunately, though Vegas has spent weeks behind bars, she appears to truly be "invisible," because she has had no interest. Late last week, the woman who took Vegas' photo posted the following sad words to Vegas' thread on Facebook:
Vegas was very quiet and subdued today. she's either getting sick or shutting down.
Regardless of the true reason behind Vegas' change in demeanor, the end result is the same...she is in danger of losing her life. Vegas did not ask to be put into this life-or-death situation...nor did she ask to lose her home and her family.
Please take a moment to network the following information on Vegas' behalf; your efforts might save her life:
- Vegas' Petharbor link here
- VEGAS - ID#A3926882
- I am described as a spayed female, white and black Pit Bull Terrier mix
- Los Angeles County Animal Control - Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577
- Facebook thread which has been established for Vegas at this link
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