If Roxy had remained in the city pound, she probably would have been put down. Unfortunately, pit bulls tend to be the least adopted dogs, and over 200 pit bulls are euthanized every day in Los Angeles County alone.
On top of that, Roxy was a black pit bull. In general, black dogs have a harder time getting adopted than dogs of other colors because of the negative portrayal of black pets in books, movies and other media, and because their facial features are harder to see in photographs.
Roxy, however, was one of the lucky ones. After spending nearly a month at the city pound, volunteers from Karma Rescue, a nonprofit group in Los Angeles, took Roxy into their care. Roxy was safe, but she still trembled for days in the veterinary clinic where she spent a week before moving in with a foster family.