Social Media Helps Shelter Dog with Bleak Future

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chelseaChelsea, a one-year-old pit bull, was so scared and depressed at a shelter in San Bernardino, California that she wouldn’t even turn around to look at potential adopters. Her future was looking bleak as no one wanted to adopt her and she was due to be put down later this week. Then Save SBC Shelter Pups posted about her on their Facebook page. Now hundreds of people are offering her a home.

San Bernardino City Animal Control was struggling to help Chelsea. She was so depressed that when potential adopters would come around to look at her she wouldn’t even turn around, instead cowering in the corner of her kennel.

According to a potential adopter Chelsea also has some behavioral issues.

“They let me know that the dog had lashed out and tried to bite some of the people at the shelter,” said one potential adopter.

Chelsea was scheduled to be put down this coming Thursday and without the help of Save SBC Shelter Pups that very well would have been her fate. The posted a picture of Chelsea explaining her story to their Facebook page. It was shared over 9,000 times.

Now hundreds of people have contacted the shelter wanting to offer Chelsea a home. She will be available for adoption starting February 13th where one of the hundreds of willing families will be giving her the home she deserves.

Save SBC Shelter Pups is thankful to its community for helping to save Chelsea and hopes now the focus will shift to the many other dogs they are trying to save.

5 thoughts on “Social Media Helps Shelter Dog with Bleak Future”

  1. A huge THANK YOU to Save SBC Shelter Pups…who WOULDN’T be depressed being stuck in a shelter???? Chelsea just needs some loving to bring her out of her depression!

  2. When people are very frightened and insecure, they will often lash out at others. That does not mean they deserve to die. Neither do dogs.

    I suspect this beautiful baby is going to get a chance to blossom very soon. Someone is going to love her and care for her and she will understand that and respond in kind.

  3. i am so happy Chelsea with get a chance.
    I have a dog that was depressed and fearful when we first got him, with trust issues.
    He would snap at us.
    It is fear and lack of trust. Once she has people loving her and taking time to understand, she will come around.

  4. I am so thankful that there are people out there who feel the same way I do about animals. And I thank they for wanting to save Chelsea and give her the loving life all animals deserve.

    I can understand that people don’t want to go to the pound to find a pet. It is terribly depressing that you know that not all the sweet faces you see will be saved. You feel powerless that you can only save one or possibly two.

    I’m so happy that social media is being used to give these wonderful animals a second chance. God knows we give people hundreds of chances. Animals deserve second and third and fourth, etc., chances too.

    Have a wonderful life Chelsea!

  5. It’s a blessing and I hope they look at the many other dogs and cats there that in the same boat that haven’t gone viral.


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