Stray pit bull rescued by a news anchor

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A lost pit bull had been wandering outside a news studio in Toledo for days when anchorwoman Angi Gonzalez was able to catch the dog with her chicken dinner.

The dog had been seen around the area for a few days before Gonzalez was able to save the dog. Several people had attempted to catch the dog without any luck. Gonzales used a gentle approach and her dinner as persuasion to successfully get the dog.

The dog was taken to Lucas County Dog Warden’s office. No microchip was found and they were keeping the dog on a “3 day hold” until 6pm Thursday for her owners to claim her.  No owner came forward by that time and the dog was prepped for adoption.

As the story got out an owner was found. It turns out the pit bull not only had an owner but two five week old puppies. The pit bull will be reunited with her family and her puppies.

3 thoughts on “Stray pit bull rescued by a news anchor”

  1. God Bless Angi for having the kindness in her heart to rescue this poor mama. She might have never made it back to her babies.

    I hope Angi isn’t heartbroken. 🙁

  2. Thank you for saving this dog!

    I hope the ‘owners’ are much more careful and take better care in the future. I can’t imagine why they were not frantically looking, but maybe that wasn’t mentioned in the article? How did the dog get out? Maybe fix a fence or take other steps? Dogs depend on US to keep them safe.

    I would also urge the ‘owners’ to spay this dog and to be sure the puppies are also neutered and spayed. We really don’t need any more pitbulls dying in the shelters and I see it EVERY day. It is horrific to see a whole litter of puppies destroyed.

    Where I lived they have raised the license fee on entire dogs to reflect the added costs and burden entire dogs can have on the animal shelter. They have also made available low cost neuter and spay.


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