In Irish folklore, a pooka is a creature who brings both bad and good fortune. But this Pooka had her own bad and good fortune. Approximately four years old, Pooka is a Bully Breed mix who had the bad fortune to end up in the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina in late February. With the shelter filled to capacity, Pooka's status quickly became urgent and her life was on the line. It didn't help that she was a Bully Breed mix and was somewhat older.