So there was a pit bull puppy that was kept across the street and she was always just tied up in their front yard since they got her (before she was old enough I'd say). I always noticed that her owner would never try to deal with her and they hardly ever fed her. When they did give her food and water (we're in west Texas in the summer with 100+ degree weather) they would put it just out of her reach and laugh while she all but strangled herself. One day I was looking out our front window and I saw her being beaten
! I was so mad. My boyfriend and I went over to check on her when no one was around and found that she has a hernia on her tummy that is the size of my fist. She was very skinny and all her bones were showing.
Not long after that she had gotten off of her chain (they moved her to the back yard so no one could see her) and I called the pound (that's all we have here sadly). She staid at my house and played with my dogs for hours till someone showed up to look at her. The Animal Control guy told us that this was the second all they have had on her but that they can't just take someone's dog. I threw a fit telling him that it was cruelty. He told us that if he took her that she would be put to sleep and asked us instead to ask her owners if we could have her. Of course I agreed and asked them that night. They not so nicely told me no and took the poor puppy. She disappeared for quite a few weeks before showing up back in their backyard in even worse condition.
A few times I thought she was dead laying out there with no way to reach her food or water (if she had any at all). One day the owner drove up into our yard telling us that they were moving and didn't want her anymore. I happily and quickly picked her up. She was very happy to actually have someone pet her and notice her. Her chain was caught up on a pole and tree and she couldn't move even two feet. She had no water and it was at lest 110 degrees outside. I brought her home and gave her water and made her comfortable.
She has been slowly building back up her diet starting with only three small cups a day of food plus treats and plenty of water so not to harm her body any more then went up to a full cup three times a day. Now that she eats regularly and isn't having any problems her food bowl stays full because she started just eating her fill slowly then leaving the rest. She has gained weight and muscle and loves to play. She is teething so we are working on not biting hands and not jumping. She is animal friendly even towards the cats and doesn't nip when fed treats.
She does need surgery to fix her hernia and get puppy shots ($150 total). My mom doesn't want to keep her because we already own a zoo (well I own the zoo) and because she is a pit. Sadly my boyfriend Cory was attacked and seriously injured by a aggressive pit not even a month ago and since we have a small child (5 years old) Mom is worried. We have all started getting very attached to Baby Girl and I found mom trying to find ways to keep her anyway. Even with Cory's experience she has stolen his heart (almost as much as I have!) I have built a very impressive pin for her to be in right now and she is walked and played with constantly. She is only alone 9 - 4 because I have school. She is a very sweet girl and may be needing a home soon. I wish the best for her even if i can't give it to her.
Baby Girl when the fence was being patched up for her right before she moved into the backyard. (12ft. chain I do believe)