For 17 days, CoCo, a beautiful Siberian Husky with piercing blue eyes sat in confinement in a high-kill animal shelter, declining steadily despite having a rescue and adopter begging to pull him. From Los Angeles County Animal Control and Care (LACoACC) Chief Deputy Director Betsey Webster to Baldwin Park Shelter Manager Pat Claerbout, officials were unresponsive to the rescue’s request to pull the dog.
CoCo’s fortune began to change Thursday after frustrated advocates called the office of Michael Antonovich, Fifth District Supervisor for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Initially, it did not look like CoCo would get help. But after advocates were able to refute lies, including those in writing Webster sent to Antonovich’s office, CoCo is a free dog.
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