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,
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