“Angel”, a brown and white pit bull, was rescued by one of our Animal Control Officers after a terrifying ordeal. Her owner was homeless and living in his non-driveable truck with Angel. Apparently, the truck was stolen, towed onto the train tracks and left there with Angel inside! A train plowed into the truck – demolishing it into twisted metal. Angel was found laying on the tracks – injured, in shock but alive! When you see the photos of the aftermath, it is hard to imagine how she wasn’t killed. The veterinarian on examination thought Angel had a broken jaw, a broken pelvis and a very damaged ear. However, we sent her to VCA Veterinary Clinic in Oakland for X-rays and lots of care and attention. Miraculously, they found that Angel didn’t have one broken bone! She is still sore and bruised but doing better every day!
Angel’s owner lost his “home” and everything he had in the crash- except Angel. We are coordinating with an organization called Feeding Pets of the Homeless who knew Angel and her owner before the accident. They state that her owner took incredible care of Angel. We will be releasing Angel into their care to transfer to a veterinary hospital while she continues to receive pain management and while they help her owner to find a new place to live where he can be reunited with Angel.