Canine star of ‘Annie’ up for adoption

City News Service

San Diego County Department of Animal Services announced Monday it will begin taking applications from people interested in adopting a female terrier mix that recently performed in a stage production of “Annie.”

The 5-year-old dog named “Mocha’’ was at the animal shelter in Bonita when a trainer looking for a canine to play “Sandy’’ found her in May. Now that the show is over, she’s available for adoption by a family. “Annie,’' coincidentally, is about a young girl who is adopted.

“Mocha is an example of the high quality and friendly pets available at our animal shelters,’' said Dawn Danielson, director of Animal Services. “We are so proud of her.’'

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, will be accepted through Thursday by fax at (760) 431-8401 or delivered to the shelter at 2481 Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad.

Animal services officials will be looking for prospective owners who don’t have other pets and will enjoy taking Mocha on long walks.