My neighbors are awful people. We have gotten three animals from them. My pony, Beluga, my big bully, Meatloaf, and this little AmStaff, Babygirl. We have called animal control on these people numerous times, and nothing has ever come of it, because techically, the dogs have all they need. Food (even though it’s loaded with ants and flys and dirt), water (even though it’s green and nasty), and shelter (Beaten up dog houses with holes in the roofs). I wont get into the details of each animal, because I mostly want to focus on Babygirl. They paid near $1000 for her from a pretty nice breeder a few years ago as a puppy, with intentions of breeding her to their pitty and selling the pups, which they did. Babygirl was used to crank out puppies for a couple of years.
One day, they had “forgotten” that they had tied the poor thing to the bumper of their truck. They ended up dragging her down their long driveway and down the street before realizing she was there. She very nearly died, and she was missing a lot of skin. But did they bring her to the vet? Apparently they could not afford to bring this dog that had made them thousands of dollars by cranking out puppies for them to the vet. So they slathered some ointment on her for a few months and eventually her skin, and most of her hair grew back. Then they go right back to breeding her.
Now, between my mother and I (we each live on either side of these neighbors) we already had 5 dogs of our own, 1 of them that we had also gotten from these people, (Meatloaf was apparently left their by one of their friends as a 6 week old) and a pony (that we bought off of them, desperate to get him out of their backyard, where he was tied to a tree) and though we were reluctant to take another dog in, when they asked us if we knew anyone that wanted her, we couldn’t say no.
So this is Babygirl (I hate that name but we’ve tried to change it and nothing sticks). She has heartworms from living outside with no mosquito protection and therefore we can’t get her fixed (risks are too high of something happening to her while under anesthesia), that’s why she’s wearing a diaper in the photo, she’s in heat. She has heavy scarring all over her body and no hair on most of her feet from when she was dragged, and also a huge heavy scar on her right shoulder, also from when she was dragged, that hair never grew back on either.
Now, I’m telling you her story because I want people to understand that this dog, even after all she has been through, after all the abuse and neglect and everything, is the single sweetest dog that I have ever known. She loves absolutely everyone with all her heart, she never barks, and she’s the best snuggler there is. Sometimes she sneaks out of the yard and goes back and visits her old owners, even after all that they have done to her, she STILL loves them. STILL wags her tail when she shes them.
Whenever anyone says anything to me about pitbulls, about how they are dangerous and that they turn on people and that they are risky especially if they’ve come from a rough situation, I invite them over to meet Baby Girl, because she is seriously the most definitive living proof that they are wrong.