JURUPA VALLEY (CBSLA) — When no one would adopt a special needs pit bull who had been at an animal shelter in Jurupa Valley for a long time, country music singer Clare Dunn took matters into her own hands.
The Nashville star booked a flight to Los Angeles, rented a car, drove about 65 miles east to Jurupa Valley, and adopted the dog known as Connor herself.READ MORE: Pasadena's Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices
Connor was considered special needs because he has bite marks on him and a limp. According to Riverside County Animal Services, he had been at the Jurupa Valley shelter for a fairly lengthy period and was listed as a “needs rescue” because of his medical issues.
“I just found Connor online, and this dog just spoke to me,” she said. “When I finally was at my wit’s end of trying to help the dog find a home in this area, I just decided, well, if no one will, I will.”
Shelter workers say Dunn never told them she was a singer. In the video where she spoke about why she wanted to adopt Connor, she wore sneakers, shorts, a black hoodie sweatshirt, and very little makeup — nothing to indicate she was a glamorous Nashville country singer.MORE NEWS: Mayor Eric Garcetti Urges Property Owners To Sign Up For City's New Program
But considering her Nashville address and accent, some of the country music fans among the shelter staff realized who she was.