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Pit Bull Puppy Beaten, Shot With Pellet Gun Needs Home

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(credit: L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control)

(credit: L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control)

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textalerts180 Pit Bull Puppy Beaten, Shot With Pellet Gun Needs Home

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A pit bull puppy that was beaten and shot with a pellet gun is in need of a home.

The puppy named Blue was rescued by the county’s Department of Animal Care and Control officers on Friday after they received complaints that the animal had been beaten with a belt.

“(The Downey Animal Care Center’s) medical team was shocked to discover several pellets imbedded in his body and an injured front paw,” said Director Marcia Mayeda.

DACC Deputy Director Aaron Reyes said Blue has a “gentle and trusting demeanor despite what he has endured.”

Anyone interested in giving Blue a permanent place to live was asked to call Lt. Maria Rosales at (562) 658-2009.

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