ESCONDIDO (NEWS 8) – A special needs dog with an auto immune disease that affects her joints, forcing her to use braces on her front legs, is looking for a forever home in San Diego.
Addie, a 4-year-old pit bull mix, was taken in by an animal rescue group in Tucson, Arizona after she was found dragging herself along the streets. Addie suffers from IMPA or Immune Mediated Polyarthritis, which affects her joints – making it difficult for her to walk.
About a year ago, Save A Bull in Arizona was able to gather $3,000 for Addie’s leg braces, but after a year, she still did not have a permanent home.
Three weeks ago, San Diego's About the Dog rescuer Heather Howell saw Addie’s precious face. Heather connected with foster mom, Denise Culver in Escondido to help Addie.
Also jumping in to help Addie was private pilot, Scott Gregg. He flew Addie from Tucson to San Diego for free.
“She is really sweet. I know that she has been through a lot,” said Scott.
Addie is currently staying with a foster mom, Denise, in Escondido. But the foster mom, who is recovering from cancer, already has a paralyzed dog.
Denise and Heather said Addie is low-maintenance. She only needs her braces taken off at night, routine exercise, medication twice a day, and she is good with other dogs and families.
Denise is hoping that a devoted family will see Addie and fall in love with her - giving her a family to be a part of and helping Addie continue her medical follow-up care.
“She just needs a really good loving home, and she gives back everything that you giver her. It doesn’t take much,” she said.
Addie is a 4-year-old pit bull mix.
For more information about Addie visit the following link: https://saveabullaz.org/addie
If you are interested in adopting Addie, please call 619-727-7998.
The first scheduled hearings under a new Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts will be held Tuesday in San Diego.
In the wake of a massive college bribery scheme, the schools caught in the middle have been left facing a thorny question: What to do about the students who may have been admitted through fraud?
Kimpton's Hotel Palomar is the first of twenty Kimpton hotels across the country to launch a social experiment involving guests in their San Diego-themed room.
A couple walking their dog in Oceanside Tuesday came across a shotgun and a 357 revolver lying in the road, according to police.
Four-time New York Times bestselling author, podcaster, and speaker Gretchen Rubin visited the News 8 Morning Show studio to talk about her new book "Outer Order, Inner Calm." Her book offers a multitude of ideas to help readers de-clutter and simplify to make room for happiness.
March Madness is underway! The NCAA tournament runs through April 8th and a local pub is capitalizing on its popularity.
The first ducklings of the season arrived at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s San Diego Wildlife Center in Carlsbad this week.
A low-pressure storm system is expected to reach San Diego County Tuesday, bringing light rain and a chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.
A 36-year-old man was behind bars Tuesday morning on suspicion of stabbing a man and a dog in Vista, authorities said.