A pit bull who was so forlorn he could barely lift his head last week is now bursting with energy after being rescued from a Philadelphia Shelter. According to the Facebook page for the ACCT Philly dog shelter in Philadelphia, March the pit-mix is being transferred to a ‘no kill’ rescue partner of the shelter.
‘March is being transferred to one of our rescue partners that wishes to remain anonymous. They are a very highly regarded local group that will put March up for adoption through their shelter. While he does not yet have a “forever home”,being transferred from ACCT Philly to their no-kill group is very positive for March!,’ the shelter wrote on their Facebook page along with an jovial snap for the once doleful doggy.
‘As the only city contracted, open-admission animal control shelter in Philadelphia, ACCT Philly has a very high intake and we struggle to find space for incoming pets. March’s open kennel means he is safe, and another dog can be housed in his place,’ continues the post.
March thought he was on his way to a new home last week, however the rescue organization that was going to try to find him a family fell through. Shelter workers noted his steady decline following the crushing disappointment of being returned to the ‘scary shelter’.
Prior to being transferred, March’s return to the shelter was a difficult. It was reported that he ‘barely got any notice’ and was ‘depressed and sick’.’
He was so low that all he could do was cower in the corner and stare at the wall. In a Facebook post by Dawn Timmeney of Fox 29 that reaches out to potential future owners, March was described as a male, medium sized (58 lbs) young adult pit mix who came to the shelter as a stray.
The post said that March has a lot of energy and is a strong dog, in need of an active life. But he is also ‘pretty mellow’ in his kennel, which shows he is able to ‘adjust easily to new environments’.
The post adds: ‘We all think somebody cared about me once. And we know I’m the kind of dog who deserves to have someone wonderful care for me again.