Finding Nemo A Home

Although most of the dogs that United Hope for Animals rescues come from Baldwin Park Animal Care Center, we are sometimes able to help other local facilities too. This was the case with Nemo. We recently got a call from the sergeant at Downey shelter asking us if there was anything we could do for this special dog, a little two-month-old pit bull born with a deformed front leg. As soon as we saw him we knew we couldn’t say no!

Nemo leaving the shelter, before his surgery.

We arranged for our vet to take a look at Nemo as quickly as possible, and he informed us that the leg would need to be amputated. Even though it was only 3/4 the length it should be, Nemo kept trying to use it, and it would throw off his balance and make it hard for him to walk.

UHA set about raising the money for the surgery and, with the help of additional donations to our Angel Rescue Fund, as well as a pledge from the Heigl Foundation, we soon had enough for the procedure.

The operation was a success, and just two weeks later Nemo found his forever home with a wonderful woman in Long Beach. He is doing very well and is adored by all who meet him. 

Nemo gets a cuddle from his new mom.

He is the sweetest little puppy, and so appreciative for this second chance at life, just as United Hope for Animals is appreciative to all those who helped rescue him. Without our Angel Rescue Fund, we would not be able to save as many lives as we do. 

Please consider making a donation to the fund – by clicking on the link at the bottom left of this page – so that we can continue our crucial work.