At the Gwinnett County Animal Control in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a two-year-old Labrador retriever and terrier mix arrived at the shelter during the week both extremely undernourished and filthy. Where had she been and who had she been with would never be answered, but county shelters are nearly impossible places to be a stray, much less a bigger dog described as being a pit bull mix.
Referenced only as #ID48935, the dog’s intake photo showed her depressed demeanor as she curled up on a cold concrete floor, appearing to have given up on life, but this dog was lucky. Videoed by Helping Animals at Gwinnett County Animal Control, the sweet dog showed her talent, her spirit and the “joie de vivre” as she demonstrated some past training when offered treats. She already knew how to sit without anyone uttering a command. Somewhere in her past, although head shy, this gal had been part of a family until her situation changed for the worse. Helena’s plight was shared on social media and advocates pledged funds for an approved rescue asking for help.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up to the plate. “Listed as in danger of being euthanized, never again will she live like this or be known as Animal ID #48935 Pen 140. You know why? Because we pulled her she is safe”, Stacey Silverstein, founder of the organization announced on Thursday evening. “This beautiful, sad girl is now known as Helena and we can’t wait to see the photos of her walking out the front door to her new and improved life. Thank you to everyone who shared and fought for this deserving girl! The dark days are behind her now!”
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