Bluebell the pit bull gets second leash on life

DOWNEY - Bluebell, the 1 1/2-year old pit bull who was nearly killed after its owner dragged her by the leash behind a pick-up truck, has been transferred to a new shelter in Santa Monica.Karma Rescue - a "no-kill" animal shelter - has taken control of Bluebell and will attempt to place her in a permanent home. "Our efforts to re-home her did not pan out for one reason or another; either the fence was too short, the potential adopter had other dogs at home or they were not ready for the lifelong commitment," said Captain Aaron Reyes, director of operations at SEAACA. "Fortunately, Karma stepped up and offered to continue caring for her while searching for the perfect home." Bluebell was suffering from severe abrasions and an advanced stage of mange when she was literally dragged behind a pick-up truck on her way to SEAACA last year. Her former owner, who was going to have Bluebell put to sleep, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. Bluebell has fully recovered from her injuries, Reyes said. "Bluebell has kept her chin up and beamed with love and joy every day she was with us here at SEAACA" Reyes said. "She loved her treatments, her daily walks and she was always very gentle with her pet toys, which littered her dog run." If you're interested in adopting Bluebell, call Karma Rescue at (310) 512-RUFF (7833).

********** Published: April 17, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 52