Late last week, "New Boy" was a stray, roaming the suburbs of Los Angeles. At one point, he might have been someone's pet, because he had something that resembled a collar on him when he was picked up by a local shelter.
From a distance, it was easy to think that New Boy was just another stray dog. But his true nature quickly became clear to his rescuers.
He was no ordinary house pet - he was a wolf dog and he was in need of saving. Otherwise it was more than likely he would be euthanized by the shelter, which couldn't keep a wild animal and didn't have the resources to give him the care he needed.