Animals

VIDEO: Dog Loses Leg, Gains New Family

Weeks after having her leg severed by a car and being left untreated for days, Solei has a new home.

“Any day an animal leaves our shelter, it’s a good day,” said Dan DeSousa, deputy director of County Animal Services.

Solei’s new owner saw her story on the news and was upset over the neglect of her injury.

People submitted applications to adopt the spunky terrier mix, who now has three legs, but one lucky family got to take her home.

Solei’s story is a reminder for residents to say something if they see something.

Solei came to us only because someone saw something wrong and spoke up. We need the community to be our eyes and ears.

Dan DeSousa, Deputy Director of Animal Serivces

County Animal Services says if an owner is unable to care for a pet due to finances, the owner should call them at (619) 767-2675 for referral to many resources that are available to help people and their pets.

All three County animal care facilities are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The facilities are located at 5480 Gaines Street in San Diego; 2481 Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad and 5821 Sweetwater Road in Bonita.

Suzanne Bartole is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.