Grizzlies Z-Bo Helps Rescued Dog
(Memphis) News cameras competed with a reality show crew to capture the moment: an injured dog was carried to a van and a basketball star donated lots of money for its care.
Ten-thousand dollars was donated to help “Little Z-Bo’, the pit bull trapped in a Memphis drainage ditch for several days in July. Originally, the dog was named “Greenline.”
“I got a truly deep love for these animals,” said Memphis Grizzlies Forward Zach Randolph.
Randolph said he heard about the dog’s rescue and wanted to help.
He called Tia Torres, from the reality show ‘Pit Bulls and Parolees’ and now “Little Z-Bo” will travel from Memphis to New Orleans to be rehabilitated and, perhaps, become a TV star.
“We went to the crime scene, so to speak, where this dog was stuck and I don’t know how he survived,” said Torres. “I did not realize the magnitude of how bad the situation was.”
“It’s a blessing for me to be a part of this and for this dog to be alive,” said Randolph.
Randolph signed a Grizzlies hat for a Memphis Animal Services worker who cared for Z-Bo up until this point.
The pit will now be looked after by parolees, also trying to be rehabilitated.
It’s the premise of the Animal planet show which is also trying to change the image of pit bulls.
“Everybody looks at pit bulls like they are bad dogs,” said Randolph. “But it’s like any another dog. It depends on how you treat them and raise them.”
Little Z-Bo is about to get a fresh start.
“Everybody collectively came together to save this dog,” said Torres.