HOMELESS PIT BULL FINALLY GETS A HOME AFTER LIVING SIX MONTHS IN A FIELD - “Roadie was rescued…in an operation that included Eldad Hagar, co-founder of the Hope For Paws animal rescue, and Dr. Scott Amsel, a veterinarian who administered a tranquilizer that helped the team get near the dog.”
This is a follow-up to this previous story about an abandoned Pit Bull in Hemet, California, named Roadie. In an operation that included approximately 50 volunteers, Roadie was captured and rescued after having lived in a field alone for six months. She was rescued by Eldad Hagar from Hope for Paws and was also helped by Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue. Now, she has been adopted and finally has a permanent home. Here’s more from the Press-Enterprise:
The saga of Roadie started in August, when she was left in a large field on Stetson Avenue, between Lyon Avenue and Elk Street.
People started noticing the dog, and children walking to school named her.
By Thanksgiving, dozens of people were leaving food for her…By late January, a plan was developed to capture Roadie. Signs were put up in the field asking people not to disturb or feed the dog and patrols were put together with people watching the field around the clock…Roadie was rescued on Sunday, Feb. 10, in an operation that included Eldad Hagar, co-founder of the Hope For Paws animal rescue, and Dr. Scott Amsel, a veterinarian who administered a tranquilizer that helped the team get near
Now, a week later, Roadie has the home so many were hoping she would have…Roadie has moved into the Hemet home of Trevor and Lisa Chancellor, joining their three children and two dogs.
Lisa Chancellor was a regular in Roadie’s field, making sure she had food and a clean place to sleep…It’s estimated she’s 1 to 2 years old and she appears to be healthy, McCue said.
McCue said the operation changed his life.
“It was an organic thing that just grew and was totally beautiful,” he said.
I’m glad this story has a happy ending. Click here for the full story, here to learn more about Hope for Paws and here for more on Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue.