In October 2014, a family in Sacramento found a dog that had been hit by a car. The pit bull, named Zoe, was emaciated, abused and had spent her life as a canine puppy breeding machine. Though full-grown, she weighed only 38 pounds at the time of her rescue. Her owners denied they had ever owned her. Luckily, she was rescued.
Unfortunately, the first family to save Zoe was unable to keep her, but brought her to Front Street Animal Shelter where she went unadopted for months. Chako Pit Bull Rescue stepped in and took Zoe to live in a loving foster home. She received proper medical care, nourishment, love and training while she was in foster care. On December 31, Zoe was adopted by the Bronner family. The Bronner family had previously adopted a pit bull from Chako named Broc. The two dogs are getting along well and Zoe is thriving in her new home.
Weighing a healthy 51 pounds, the Bronner family is thankful for their new family member and for those who saved her after her accident in October.
Pit bulls poften get abad rap because of their history of violence. But rescue organizations, such as Chako, work hard to not only rehabilitate and foster pit bulls but to change the community perception of the dogs. They promote responsible pit bull ownership, find homes for abandoned pets and lobby against breed discrimination.