Abused dog finds new home

BALDWIN PARK - Gordo, a four-month-old pit bull mix who was repeatedly kicked and thrown against a wall by its former owner, has been placed in a new home, animal control officials announced this week.Gordo was brought to the county animal shelter in Baldwin Park earlier this year but his injuries were too extensive to be repaired with the routine resources of shelter medicine. However, donors contributed enough money to pay for the specialized medical care Gordo needed. He received surgery at the Westminster Veterinary Group and has since recovered. Gordo went home with his new family Tuesday. Animal control officials said they were "overwhelmed by the public's generosity and for the care, concern and good wishes expressed for Gordo."

********** Published: June 21, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 10