Found: Scared Echo Park pit bull

An Echo Park woman named Beth and a friend have tried without success to find the owner of a male pit bull that turned up late last week near Elysian Park Drive and Montana Street, near Memorial Grove.  Here are the details:

We’ve been trying to grab him but he’s hurt, scared and in no mood for leashes. So we’ve been keeping him fed and watered and he’s been content to sleep under the shady bushes on Elysian Park Drive off Douglas. We’ve heard that he lives nearby, that his owner is out of town and that the neighbor who was watching him lost him then came by and looked for him on Friday but we haven’t seen anyone and the dog is still here. We’ve leafletted the neighborhood, called everyone we know who works with dogs, connected with EPAA. I think we need more eyes on this guy to find his owner. And LAAS is understaffed and told us that with one officer for the whole city we were unlikely to get any help from them.

Click here for a flyer with phone numbers.

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  1. oh, no another one! those poor babies! pits have special place in my heart. we recently fond a stray in Solano Canyon and reunited her with her owner. you guys are angels for seeing he’s fed and watered.

  2. call Shorty’s Pit Bull Rescue pitrescue@shortysrescue.com .call the boss

  3. We found a stray pit bull a few days ago in Echo Park too. This one was a dark blue/grey and had obviously been on his own for a while. We never saw any signs around the neighborhood and no one inquired about him at any of the shelters. What is going on with the poor pups around here?

  4. I hope you have gotten help! Don’t rely on LAAS!

  5. We are gaining his trust and hope to catch him soon. If people want to help by printing out the flyer and putting it up on their street that would be great.

  6. how’s he doing?

  7. Nugget, aka The Orange Dog has been captured and taken to LAAS/Lacy to be held for his required time in case he has an owner. After that we are looking for EXPERIENCED pit rescues to help us rehab and foster this boy. He’s a peach but he needs some serious attention. THANK YOU to everyone!

  8. Love the name 🙂
    Suggestion–let potential rescues/fosters/people know his impound number and when his “out” date is iin case he is not claimed. Thank you for helping him!!….I just fear him being left @ Lacy Street past the hold date. If you can set it up that someone pulls him on the out date that is the best case scenario. I think the hold is about 4 days. I hope you find a foster asap–sending best wishes to Nugget!

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