Stop Giving Pit Bulls A Bad Rap!!
This is Lilly OUR HERO
One late evening in May 2012, a freight train conductor riding in Shirley, Massachusetts saw the silhouette of a person and a dog on the tracks ahead. He radioed for the train to stop, but could tell there wasn’t going to be enough time. Christine Spain had tripped on the tracks while walking her dog, Lilly, and fell unconscious. The conductor saw that the silhouette was moving — Lilly was attempting to pull her immobilized owner off the tracks. As the train passed over the pair, the conductor claims to have felt a thump. When he was able to safely exit the train, he found Spain unscathed; Lilly had covered her owner and took the hit for her.
While waiting for emergency services, Lilly continued to watch over Spain, though the dog herself was suffering from extreme injuries, including to her front right leg, which had to be amputated in surgery.
This is Phoebe OUR HERO
A pit bull with a sharp nose was this little cat’s best friend. Around Christmas of 2010, when Phoebe was on her regular morning walk in Troy, New York, she responded to mews she heard from a cardboard ditched among a pile of trash. The box was sealed with tape — there was only a small hole, through which Phoebe stuck her nose, Times Union reports. The pair found a cat trapped inside.
Once alerted to the box, Phoebe’s owner Melissa called the police. Troy animal control took the small gray cat to the veterinary hospital, where is was treated and officially named “Jack in the Box.”
This is Stitch OUR HERO
Stitch’s cleft lip and palate has given strength to two children with the same birth defect, reports MyNews4.com and KRNV. When the pit was six months old, his foster parent and licensed vet technician Chrissy Boyles put out word to raise money for surgeries to correct the dog’s deformities. Ashlee Rodman, mother to Sam and Lily who were both born with cleft lip and palate, saw the fundraiser and knew the pooch would help her kids through their own surgeries.
Rodman says the special pit has helped her kids feel special, too. When four-year-old Sam was nervous about his surgeries, he’d look at Stitch’s Facebook page to remember that if Stitch could go through hard stuff, so could he. “I just wanted to show my kids that they are not alone,” Rodman said to KRNV. “It’s not only other humans that have this, cleft lip and palate, but animals have it also.”
These are only the very few examples of our PitBull heroes. Many thanks to the reporting of Huffington Post and their love of animals that has been on the forefront of bringing animals and their goodness to the public. Marks Animal Rescue gives great credit to this organization and its love for animals and this article. For more of our pitbull heroes you can see the rest of this article by clicking on the link below:
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