A shelter dog who was featured in a heartbreaking video that went viral has found a forever home thanks to a group of dedicated rescuers.
The fear and confusion on the face of the Pit Bull named Electra touched hearts around the globe. Electra’s sad eyes, flattened ears and downward expression made it crystal clear she was just realizing she was somewhere far from where she wanted to be.
She was left at Pomona’s Inland Valley Humane Society in California when Lolys Menchaka, a volunteer animal rescuer, spotted her and took the video and photo.
“Electra represents the face of sadness and reality in the shelters,” Lolys wrote on Facebook. “Sometimes I would like to understand owners surrendering their animals and I don’t like to judge them but when you see how the dogs come to the receiving department with their happy faces and they stand all proud I just can’t understand… (I’m speaking in general, not sure if she was found as stray or she was an owner surrendered.)”
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Lolys hoped for Electra to have a happy ending, as so few Pit Bulls do in shelters. And it looks like she will be getting one! When Tiffany Tan of JL Animal rescue heard news of Electra she ran down to the pound and got her. And Electra now has a forever family.
Tan told news.com.au, “I’ve gone over every day to check on her, I had to check her temperament. She’s an amazing dog, she’s not the same dog we took out of a shelter. She’s so snuggly, she just wants to snuggle you.”
Just look at her smiles!
It’s heartwarming to see Electra has found her forever family, unlike so many dogs in shelters these days. If you would like to help other dogs like Electra visit Inland Valley Humane Society or your local shelter.