CONTACT: Email: ani.newhopesla@lacity.
THIS IS ROHAN. When I spotted him in his cage at SLA just over a week ago, I thought he could be the poster boy for the countless unwanted pit bulls who flood into the shelter and don't come out alive.
He just looked so sad and hopeless. His ears have been cut off; his skin is dry and cracked from years of neglect and bad nutrition. He appears to have a wound on his neck which looks like it was caused by an embedded collar. Nobody has ever cared about ROHAN.
And from the photo taken of him in his cage, it looks like he's given up. He's watched many dogs who look just like him be led off and never seen again.
But ROHAN has something going for him. Not only is he a particular favorite of Tomika, the SLA New Hope Coordinator, HE IS A SWEETHEART.
In fact the vet told me he is a "very sweet, sad little man."
What a tragedy it would be if all that sweetness should go to waste without Rohan ever having a chance to share it with someone who loves him the way he has always deserved to be loved.
Rohan has been redlisted since October 2nd so has only a few more days before being euthanized.
His skin is scabby but a skin scraping came back negative. It's probably just the result of years of neglect and will be fine once he's eating decent food and gets meds to help it clear up.
Rohan was in a cage with another dog and they got along fine. He was moved to ISO due to his skin and although he's now in his own cage, he showed no interest in the other dogs in the room. Nobody has seen any sign of aggression.
If you would like to pledge a donation to help him get out, and for meds for his skin if and when he's rescued, please let me know asap. Email: Jane Garcia <email@example.com>
ROHAN'S impound number is A1066121
He is 6 years old and not yet neutered. He is at the South LA shelter and REDLISTED so is available to New Hope partners at a discounted rate.
SLA direct lines: 213-485-0117, 0119
Tomika (New Hope Coordinator)
Kennel supervisors' direct line: 213-473-4378