In June 2016, police and animal control rescued Pippa from a nightmare situation in a Riverside County house. They discovered thirty-eight skeletal dogs in the home, ten were already dead. The other twenty-seven, including Pippa, were removed and taken by animal control to the San Jacinto Shelter and held as evidence. She was severely underweight and so sad.
In August after only a few weeks in the shelter, Pippa was placed on the list to be euthanized. The Shelter Transport and Animal Rescue Team leapt into action to collect signatures to keep her alive and buy her time until they could reach her. It worked, and in September of 2016 they were able to take her out. The Burgess family in Oregon adopted Pippa, giving her story the happy ending she deserved!
Two years later – Pippa’s life is truly a Cinderella story. She is very happy and very loved! She recently took a trip to the Oregon coast and was the major attraction!
The Shelter Transport and Animal Rescue Team (S.T.A.R.T) benefits from the Second Chance Movement, which funds transportation for shelter dogs. We help move them from high-risk shelters to areas where they’re more likely to be adopted and have time to find homes. When you purchase anything from the Second Chance Movement collection in the iHeartDogs store, you’re helping fund safe travel for shelter dogs!
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