Monday, January 25, 2010

Just had to post....

WHY, WHY. WHY?????...Is man so cruel?????
Kathi Taylor, a wonderful lady who I have worked with at PittsandRottsforlife, posted this today. It baffles me. Pitbulls are so misunderstood.
Sorry this will be long - On Friday, January 22, 2010 and email went out to rescues regarding 2 extremely injured pitbulls that were found in an abandoned house in Gary, IN. The injuries were from animals and humans. Even in their horrific condition, the injured pitbulls allowed the Animal Control Officer to handle them and assess the injuries. Sadly, the male passed away in her vehicle after his rescue. We can only be thankful that his last interaction with a human was with love and compassion.

Barely able to stand on her legs, she was extremely grateful to see her rescuer and get out of that house of horrors. Because of her injuries, the animal control office needed a rescue commitment within a couple of hours as it would have been cruel to leave her in that horrific and painful condition. Thankfully, Jamie from Almost Home Animal Rescue saw that email and grabbed this little girl. She brought her to the vet and they immediately started assessing and treating her injuries.

Her legs are mangled and have hundreds of bite wounds, her front leg has an old untreated break and an abscess, her elbow bones are exposed and sticking out through the skin, and one of her back legs has a bone infection. She also has an enlarged heart, an abscess over her eye, and is only 30 lbs!

During all of the handling, tests and treatment she was wagging her tail and giving kisses. So typical of a pitbull…to survive this and be happy to see people and let them do anything to her!

Knowing full well that we didn’t have room, one of our volunteers and board members called me and said she will take her even though her husband may divorce her and her dogs may run away from home. Luckily, no divorce papers have been filed and the dogs actually like the new dog!

Since Almost Home Animal Rescue and Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue have worked together for years, Jamie transferred her over to CBBR and Debbie picked her up on Sunday. It’s been a long time since I heard tears over the phone when Debbie described this poor girl but I wasn’t prepared for the amount of bite wounds I was going to see in the pictures.

Note from foster mom Debbie:
I picked up Destiny yesterday. She is a sweet, sweet dog. I've seen a lot of dogs in horrific condition but I've not seen a dog with so puncture wounds on their legs. I agree she was most likely a bait dog. She has puncture wounds covering all of her legs, some new, some old and some partly healed. I think she is still a pup - not much older than 7-8 months. She has a very solid temperament, calm and non-reactive. She has met all of my dogs through the gate and she has been loose this morning with Surrey and Peanut. She gives the best possible reaction - sniff and move on, interested but not focused. I know she has a long road of recovery ahead but feel very positive that she will not only heal but be very adoptable. So, once again, a big thank you to all of you who helped in rescuing her!

While many people helped donate toward her initial vet bills, she is going to need significant future care. We are asking for help in any way possible – no amount is too small! All donations are tax-deductible!

Donations for CBBR’s Destiny can be made directly to:
Animal Wellness Center of Monee
5750 Industrial Drive
Monee, IL 60449
Phone: (708)534-2200

We can always use other items as well such as gift cards to PetSmart, PetCo and Pet Supplies Plus, food and other items - see our Wish List to get a full list.

Updates on Destiny will be on our website – as well as on our Facebook page.

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