Yet Another Pit Bull Breaks Stereotypes

October 12, 2011  

By Leslie Smith, as first posted on Dogtime

As the vet tech who initially examined her said, “Looks like someone left her with 100 pounds of food and then abandoned her for about four years.”

She’s morbidly overweight and suffers Demodex, a painfully uncomfortable skin condition which has left her face and parts of her back bloody and raw.

And she’s filthy. After a few moments of petting, my hands are black with dirt. The neglect is heartbreaking. Her owners finally made a smart decision today and surrendered her to Santa Fe Animal Control. At least now she’ll get some medical care.

She’s slightly shut down, makes little movement when I enter her kennel. But her eyes are soft and there’s no sign of aggression. Her tail is tucked–she’s scared, but not angry. Within minutes, she sidles closer. She’s comforted by my stroking and cooing, and I’m relieved that there’s one more pit bull breaking stereotypes… and on her way to a better home.

Even if she doesn’t know it yet.

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3 Responses to “Yet Another Pit Bull Breaks Stereotypes”
  1. cobblejoy says:

    Every sad Pit face I see, I fall in love with. I lost my first pit cross early this spring and my heart broke into a million pieces. I have never grieved so desperately. I lost part of who I am when Gretchen died. We have a rescue puppy, a 6 month old male, coming up from the south on Friday. His new collar is waiting for him with a tag engraved with our phone number and his new name. I’m ready to fall in love again. I wish I could do more. We donate when we can. And we rescue one dog at a time, with a total pack of 3. The dogs make me walk, make me laugh, make me smell the air and chase after life. How grateful I am.

    • StubbyDog says:

      @cobblejoy We are so sorry for your loss, but am pleased that you have a new little guy coming into your life. Dogs have a way of keeping life in proper perspective.

  2. avegas72 says:

    That is just heartbreaking. I don’t understand how some people can neglect something that relies so heavily on them for nurturing and love. Breaks my heart to see neglected animals. I am glad they at least had the decency to surrender the poor dog. I hope she is on the road to recovery soon. Poor baby!