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Adopt-a-Pet: Strummer the one-eyed pit bull

November 30, 2009 |  6:03 pm

Strummer1Strummer, a male pit bull puppy available for adoption through Downtown Dog Rescue, hasn't had the most auspicious of beginnings. Fortunately for him, he has a new life to look forward to. Now he just needs someone to share it with!

About Strummer: Slated for euthanasia at the crowded South Los Angeles animal shelter, he was rescued in the nick of time by Downtown Dog Rescue. Adding to Strummer's troubles -- and undoubtedly a factor that prevented him from being adopted from the shelter initially -- was the fact that he is blind in one eye, which had become dislodged from its socket. 

"He was hit so hard in the face that the person knocked his eye out of his socket is the vet's best guess," says Downtown Dog Rescue founder Lori Weise.  "He has already adjusted to his new happy life with only one eye. Everything about him is normal and healthy, happy puppy energy!"

According to Weise, Strummer gets along well with children and other dogs (he'd be an especially good fit for a family with another energetic, playful dog), is crate-trained, walks well on a leash and has learned some basic commands including "sit," "stay" and "come." 

Strummer is approximately 8 to 9 months old, has been neutered and microchipped and is expected to weigh around 45 to 50 pounds when fully grown.

For more information: Visit Downtown Dog Rescue's website, where you can also fill out an adoption application for Strummer or any of the group's other adoptable dogs

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Downtown Dog Rescue

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