Meet Gordo the Puppy: Drugged Out Owner Threw Him Against the Wall, Kicked Him & Now He Needs Some Help
Gordo, a four-month old pit bull mix puppy, needs some help. You see, this little guy used to belong to an owner who "allegedly threw him against a wall and repeatedly kicked him, while under the influence of drugs," the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) tells us.
The injured pup was brought to the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center on April 18, by caretakers who had rescued him from his previous owner. Not only is the DACC looking into what happened to Gordo, but they're hoping the public can pitch in to help cover the cost of the surgery he needs.
According to DACC veterinary staff, Gordo suffered a fractured lateral condyle on his right elbow and will need to undergo surgery to repair it. Gordo remains in good spirits, and is otherwise healthy. “Staff and volunteers love him. He’s got a great personality and will make a wonderful companion pet when he heals,” DACC Director Marcia Mayeda said via an email release.
Donations are being accepted via the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation’s (ACF) "Dreams Come True" fund, which provides financial assistance in cases where the animal has extraordinary needs or special medical attention.
You can donate directly to Gordo's surgery fund on the ACF’s website or by mail:
Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation
P.O. Box 100515
Pasadena, CA 91889-0515
Just be sure to mark your donation "Gordo."