Can you help Halle? **HAPPY ENDING!**

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Can you help Halle? **HAPPY ENDING!**

Postby BabyReba » Mon Sep 20, 2004 12:36 pm

Hey guys,

Today I got a call from a friend . . . she found a pit bull and asked me what to do. I had her bring the dog to my office, so I could meet her, and it broke my heart.

She's a sweet, petite pit bull, all black with a white blaze on her chest, white toes, and sensitive brown eyes. She had an old belt that had been fashioned into a collar around her neck, and there were bits of rope twisted around it--looks like she must have chewed herself loose from a homemade tie out. She's also got fresh wounds all over hear head, scars all over her forelegs and face, and a horrific scissor-crop--nothing but stubs left on her poor head. My friend has named her "Halle" because she is so, umm, pretty! The vet weighed her in at 40 pounds, about a year and a half old, appears (shockingly) to have never had a litter. She may have Demodex . . . or else she is just missing chunks of hair on her muzzle and chest due to scarring. The skin scrape hasn't come back yet.

Halle jumped in my lap, wiggled, kissed, let me pick her up, carry her around, touch every inch of her body, and just loved every second of attention. The woman who found her is going to try to hang onto her for a few days, but she said she can't keep her around for long because she has two dog-aggro GSDs and is not comfortable doing the long-term separation thing. She says they did meet a puppy on their walk today and Halle romped with them, and she also showed no reaction when another dog lunged at her, so she may not be too difficult to handle in a multidog situation.

I am not taking new fosters right now--my aging dog is having health problems and I'm spending my time and energy on her. For the time being, I am no longer actively pulling dogs into rescue spots either. But of course, I cannot turn my back on a dog in need, so I'm making a plea for Halle. She does not stand a chance at our local SPCA because of her look, which has "fighting dog" written all over it. I didn't have my camera today so I couldn't take pictures, but I'm hoping to get some tomorrow or the next day.

If anyone has any ability to help a down-on-her-luck pit bull girl please let me know and I will pass Julie's info on to you. I hate to see a pit bull go through so much crap, still have a great attitude about life, and then get put to sleep at the shelter because she's just not pretty enough to be put on display for the public.

Frustrated and Tired,

Erin
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Postby MDAPBT » Mon Sep 20, 2004 1:22 pm

Poor pup :crybaby: I hope she finds someone thoughtful to take care of her.
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Postby megan203 » Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:45 pm

dang. if she weren't in MD, I might actually be able to do it....
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Postby Hooligan » Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:38 pm

Have you had the chance to snap any pix of her?
I wish I could help...but she is pretty far away. :sad:
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Postby pollypop » Mon Sep 20, 2004 5:22 pm

Oh, man, I really wish I could help. Is there something I can do besides fostering her? Anything else at all?
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Postby BabyReba » Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:19 am

I just got an email from the woman holding her, and the local dumbass kids in her hood already recognize the dog as belonging to "Tweety." I need to try to get her out of the neighborhood asap. I'm working on a foster or something. I wish I had a better option for this poor girl!
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Postby PitBullPride » Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:21 am

I am capable of fostering as I have many times before....I'm just to far away!!!!!! :crybaby: Shes gotta get outta that neighborhood.....
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Postby MDAPBT » Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:12 pm

I could probably foster her, but for no longer than a week, maybe two. Wife gets home at 9 p.m., will let you know then.
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Postby BabyReba » Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:14 pm

Here are a few pictures of this poor earless girl. I'm still hoping against hope that we'll find her a safe place outside city limits soon . . .

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She'd be a real looker if she had some real ears, or at least a halfway decent crop. :sad:
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Postby PitBullPride » Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:25 pm

that is so sad..... :po: She is such a beautiful dog. Im sure she has never been shown love. im glad she's away from whoever she came from.
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Postby concreterose » Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:39 pm

Poor baby...she reminds me of vicki :sad:
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Postby BabyReba » Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:37 pm

i've gotta bump this again. i'm so worried. we all live in baltimore city, i want this dog to move outta baltimore. i wish we had a foster home that could help her out of area. i know she's been posted to petfinder and to another site, but i'm so concerned about her welfare. even my rescue vet is in bmore city. damn it damn it, i need an underground pitty railroad!
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Postby dawgdays » Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:55 am

Erin, have you tapped your local Craigslist resource yet for possible foster help? We practically started our foster care program by finding angels via this site.... http://baltimore.craigslist.org/

Lord knows craig helps enough pit pups get sold, but the upshot of this site is you can reach animal lovers that love to take on special projects.

Poor homely messed up dog, but what a bright smile, eh? She's too optimistic to know she's been done wrong.

Hang in there, you. The world sends help from the strangest of places.

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Postby JaquelineC » Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:53 am

I know it's a long shot - But I'm in Washington and have an open foster spot for the moment. Just had to put that out there on the off chance there was a way...

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Postby BabyReba » Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:51 am

Thanks guys. I'm going to see if we can stick it out here for at least the weekend. Then I might send her to my vet's for a few days, then I have no idea what. Thanks for the offer Jaq, but even if I sent her to you, we'd have a really tough time working out the adoptions thing!

I just can't stomach letting the street thugs have her back. She's such a little lover--she loves to sit and paw at the air when she wants to be petted. So cute. The "owner" of the dog has not turned up to claim her, but the kids around the neighborhood know where to find her. And one guy offered some big bucks to buy her because apparently she appears to be a high quality dog to them. I looked her over, and she has not had any litters yet. I'm guessing that she is not spayed, and that if she hasn't had a litter, she's probably pretty young, and (maybe) her scars are signs that she's either not much of a fighter or she was still in training when she broke free.

Jeez. I have posted to Craig's List in the past, I got one or two fosters out of that. I guess today might be time to do it again and see if it turns over a miracle.
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