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Gordo, The Abused Puppy Begins Life With New Family

He will be going home with his new family on Tuesday, said officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control (DACC).

Gordo, The Abused Puppy Begins Life With New Family

"Gordo", a four-month pit bull mix puppy, who was brought to the after being rescued from an abusive owner will be going home with his new family on Tuesday, said officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control (DACC), which serves unincorporated areas of Glendora. 

Some may remember him as the pit-bull puppy that needed surgery to repair serious injuries inflicted by his owner. Gordo had been thrown against a wall and repeatedly kicked by his former owner. His story received a groundswell of support throughout the county.

According to Evelina Villa, spokesperson from DACC, Gordo’s injuries were too extensive to be repaired within the routine resources of shelter medicine.

However, the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation’s (ACF) Dreams Come True program was able to provide a means by which generous donors could donate money to pay for the specialized medical care Gordo needed.

Under the direction and care of the staff at the Westminster Veterinary Group (and the Westminster Adoption Group),
If you would like to donate to the Animal Care Foundation to fund the Dreams Come True program (or any other program the ACF sponsors), visit http://www.lacountyanimal.org.

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