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Angel the neglected pit bull pounds the pavement
abcactionnews.com ^ | 11/22/2008 | Keith Baker

Posted on 11/23/2008 7:37:05 AM PST by kanawa

TAMPA, FL -- Angel the pit bull received quit a bit of attention recently after her story exposed many people to her plight. She was tossed from a moving car and managed to move her malnourished body to a home while she waited to be rescued. She is making a tremendous recovery so she was able to lead Saturday's Pit Bulls Pounding the Pavement Parade at the corner of Bayshore and Bay To Bay Boulevard.

She joined at least 40 other so called bully breeds and their owners for a 4 mile walk to promote a positive image for a breed that takes its share of verbal abuse. Angel was able to walk for a while until her caretakers took over to give her a breather.

Inquiries came from Georgia and North Carolina asking about how to help Angel. Most animal care organizations say there are many more abused animals similar to Angel we just don't hear about it and often the animals don't survive. Angel's pictures are shocking but her will to live is nothing short of remarkable.

Angel's is getting special help with Sunday's fund raiser to help with her medical bills from 9am-1pm at the Village Grooming 14442 N Dale Mabry, Tampa. Dog baths are offered for a $10 donation that includes nail trim, ear cleaning and the works!


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original article...Dog thrown from moving car recovering

TAMPA, FL -- A malnourished pitbull, rescued after being thrown from a vehicle, is now on her way to recovery thanks to the kindness of others.

Rescuers with Pit Positive, an animal rescue group, have taken in the dog who they named Angel because of her amazing recovery.

The dog managed to crawl to a nearby house and appeared to be waiting for help. Arthur Fyvolent, with Pit Positive has been taking care of her since she was found last week.

"We often feel like garbage men sometimes people treat these dogs so badly," said Fyvolent.

Angel (Slideshow) has come along way. When she was found, she weighed only 18 pounds, half the size of a healthy pitbull, needed surgery including a blood transfusion. One of Fyvolent's other dogs donated the blood.

"All it takes is a little bit of food a little bit of care it is amazing with their will to live they will come back."

But, Fyvolent says, she needs more surgery, and that will cost money. So volunteers are pitching in and holding a fundraiser called Angel's Paw wash.

It will be held Sunday November 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m The event will be at the Village Grooming at 14442 North Dale Mabry.

Angel's abuser has not been caught. Animal cruelty is a third degree felony.


1 posted on 11/23/2008 7:37:05 AM PST by kanawa
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RDO Ping


2 posted on 11/23/2008 7:37:35 AM PST by kanawa
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3 posted on 11/23/2008 7:39:14 AM PST by kanawa
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To: kanawa

More evidence of the nature of many pit bull owners. Must have decided the dog wasn’t violent enough to keep.


4 posted on 11/23/2008 7:41:28 AM PST by Mojave (http://laissez-fairerepublic.com/)
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To: kanawa

Our daughter has a pit bull whom we really like, most days more than we like our daughter. She brought him and her other dog which is an American fox hound to our farm for fireworks and he was quite calm whereas the other dog tried to catch the bottle rockets. I still think it was a very poor choice for a pet however.


5 posted on 11/23/2008 7:42:49 AM PST by Mercat (God doesn't call me to be successful. God calls me to be faithful. Mother Teresa)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; apackof2; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; metmom; ...

Barak

WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

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6 posted on 11/23/2008 7:44:24 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: kanawa

That poor baby! May she find a loving forever home


7 posted on 11/23/2008 7:48:51 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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To: Mojave
A malnourished pitbull, rescued after being thrown from a vehicle, is now on her way to recovery thanks to the kindness of others.

More evidence of the kind and generous nature of many pit bull owners.

8 posted on 11/23/2008 7:50:11 AM PST by kanawa
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To: Mojave
“More evidence of the nature of many pit bull owners. Must have decided the dog wasn’t violent enough to keep.”

What kind of sick twisted stretch did your mind have to contort itself to come up with that comment after seeing those pics on top?

You are either a clown or fiend.

9 posted on 11/23/2008 7:56:45 AM PST by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum)
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To: Porterville
What kind of sick twisted stretch did your mind have to contort itself to come up with that comment after seeing those pics on top?

You mean the pictures of the starved abused pit bull abandoned by its owner? That's a tough one...

10 posted on 11/23/2008 7:58:27 AM PST by Mojave (http://laissez-fairerepublic.com/)
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To: Porterville

It’ll really doesn’t have to be and either/or choice.


11 posted on 11/23/2008 8:05:10 AM PST by kanawa
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To: kanawa
Oh My God! I hope there is a special room in hell for people who would do this to an animal.

We caught a Chihuahua mix that we suspect was thrown out on our very busy street in Houston a week ago. He is about 1 1/2 years old and well fed but would have been dead in minutes if we had not caught him. We already have 4 dogs and can't keep him so if anyone in the Houston area would like a sweet little 14 pound neutered male, please let me know. I'll post pictures if anyone is interested.

12 posted on 11/23/2008 8:05:27 AM PST by Ditter
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To: kanawa

Oh my G*D! Words just fail


13 posted on 11/23/2008 8:05:43 AM PST by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: Mojave

So you’re both... well, just a long as we know not to take you seriously.


14 posted on 11/23/2008 8:08:07 AM PST by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum)
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To: kanawa

That’s the worst case of abuse I have ever seen.

I don’t quite know what to say.


15 posted on 11/23/2008 8:16:28 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: kanawa

Best...Graphic...EVER.
Can I be on your ping list?


16 posted on 11/23/2008 8:21:23 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Deplore the profligate scattering of corpses!)
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To: Mojave
"More evidence of the nature of many pit bull owners. Must have decided the dog wasn’t violent enough to keep."

Agreed. I've seen it too often. People like that abuse their animals, their children and any other living things that will let them get away with it. Pit bulls were bred specifically to entertain the compulsions of bullies.


17 posted on 11/23/2008 8:28:33 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: Porterville; Mojave

Mojave’s my little buddy. ;-)
We’ll bring him(her?) around eventually...


18 posted on 11/23/2008 8:28:56 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Deplore the profligate scattering of corpses!)
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To: kanawa

Oh, the poor thing!


19 posted on 11/23/2008 8:33:12 AM PST by fanfan
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To: LongElegantLegs

No! I wouldn’t do that to you! ;~D
But I will put you on the less flashy Responsible Dog Ownership(RDO) Ping List if you’d like.
You would have the distinction of being the 50th member.


20 posted on 11/23/2008 8:49:25 AM PST by kanawa
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To: kanawa

I would be honored!


21 posted on 11/23/2008 8:55:57 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Deplore the profligate scattering of corpses!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
There's actually a dog called a Barak?????

I guess its problem solved for the messiah's most pressing problem......what kind of mutt to get his daughters?
22 posted on 11/23/2008 9:00:14 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("I love democracy. I love Free Republic")
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To: kanawa

The poor baby! She’s beautiful.


23 posted on 11/23/2008 9:02:06 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Porterville

No, just one of the cadre of Pit-haters on FR.

There’s several here who always have to poke their noses into these threads and display their ignorance.


24 posted on 11/23/2008 9:02:10 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("I love democracy. I love Free Republic")
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To: Emperor Palpatine
“There's actually a dog called a Barak????? “

You beat me to it!

Funny how I've always considered myself a major dog person yet there are so many breeds I have never heard of.

25 posted on 11/23/2008 9:03:10 AM PST by A knight without armor
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To: Porterville

What kind of response was that, pray tell?


26 posted on 11/23/2008 9:04:44 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: kanawa

<< You would have the distinction of being the 50th member. >>

May I be the 51st??


27 posted on 11/23/2008 9:14:21 AM PST by Peace4EarthNow (Come to know Jesus as your Savior, so YOU TOO can be saved!!)
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To: Peace4EarthNow

You Betcha! Welcome aboard!


28 posted on 11/23/2008 9:15:34 AM PST by kanawa
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To: kanawa

Praise God this dog was found in time & brought back to full health.

As for the scum that did this to her ~ he might technically “get away” with it in this life, but that will be a different story when he faces God on judgment day.


29 posted on 11/23/2008 9:23:50 AM PST by Peace4EarthNow (Come to know Jesus as your Savior, so YOU TOO can be saved!!)
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To: kanawa

Thank You.


30 posted on 11/23/2008 9:31:15 AM PST by ARridgerunner
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To: kanawa

I’d join your pinglist, but won’t have any part of any group that would have me for a member.

Seriously, had I known you had a list, I’d have asked to join a long time ago. Please sign me up.


31 posted on 11/23/2008 9:33:57 AM PST by Don W (To write with a broken pencil is pointless.)
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To: Peace4EarthNow
Stories like this illustrate the worst that humans are capable of but also the best.
Too the trust that a dog can still give to humans after being terribly abused fills me
with wonder and awe. One of the most poignant pictures I've ever seen that brings
together the evil and the good of humans with the inherent trust and goodness of
dogs is this one of a rescued Vick dog...


32 posted on 11/23/2008 9:44:13 AM PST by kanawa
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To: Don W
Please sign me up.

For sure!

33 posted on 11/23/2008 9:46:43 AM PST by kanawa
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To: the OlLine Rebel

When a sick helpless animal is displayed in several pics and a cold-strident opinion is relayed without any empathy for the creature... then that poster opens themselves up to cristicsm... good natured or not.


34 posted on 11/23/2008 10:08:52 AM PST by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

and I know, themselves should be himelf or herself... I have a hard time checking my grammar. Especially with a head cold.


35 posted on 11/23/2008 10:10:33 AM PST by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum)
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To: kanawa

Every time I see one of these stories, it just breaks my heart. Having rescued several of these dogs in the past few years I can truthfully say that I’d like about 10 minutes alone with the abusers. I think animal cruelty should be a first degree felony. Also, the abusers should be forced to bear the cost of rehabilitating each and every one of these animals, but they should have no rights to ever own another dog, regardless of breed. How unfortunate that there doesn’t appear to be a national database to list the abusive owners and the dog fighters who have been caught thus far. I think their deeds and their pictures should be published for all to see.


36 posted on 11/23/2008 10:49:38 AM PST by steppinhi (God Bless & Protect Our Troops and their families!)
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To: kanawa

Words fail me how evil people can be.....she is such a cute dog !!!!!

Situations like this make me love up my 12 yo lab a little more......


37 posted on 11/23/2008 10:52:10 AM PST by Kimmers (Armed, not dangerous....just don't push me you Marxist infidels)
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To: kanawa

Anyone that treats a dog that badly deserves to be horse whipped.


38 posted on 11/23/2008 12:50:36 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Mojave

f$%k you


39 posted on 11/23/2008 1:19:03 PM PST by Feiny (oooOOOooo look out the FR police are watching you post)
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To: Mojave

My guess is this abuse was done by someone who hates pitbulls....probably someone like you.


40 posted on 11/23/2008 1:21:31 PM PST by Feiny (oooOOOooo look out the FR police are watching you post)
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To: Feiny

You tell ‘em, Feiny! :)


41 posted on 11/23/2008 1:23:04 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: kanawa

Awwwww, now thats so sweet. Darn, my eyes are blurry and stinging a bit. Please put me on your ping list, too.


42 posted on 11/23/2008 1:40:51 PM PST by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: Feiny
My guess is this abuse was done by someone who hates pitbulls....probably someone like you.

It's far more likely that this abuse was done by an irresponsible self-centered scofflaw that owns pit bulls..probably someone like you.

43 posted on 11/23/2008 1:43:52 PM PST by Mojave (http://laissez-fairerepublic.com/)
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To: Feiny

http://www.city-journal.org/html/9_2_scared_of_pit.html


44 posted on 11/23/2008 1:48:20 PM PST by Mojave (http://laissez-fairerepublic.com/)
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To: Mojave

Fieny is a personal friend of mine. your assertions are ridiculous


45 posted on 11/23/2008 2:05:01 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: al baby
your assertions are ridiculous

Your hypocrisy is blatant.

46 posted on 11/23/2008 2:10:45 PM PST by Mojave (http://laissez-fairerepublic.com/)
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To: Mojave

Pit bulls are to gammie and tough I prefer Golden retrievers or Basset hound for grillin


47 posted on 11/23/2008 2:14:00 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: Mojave
Your hypocrisy is blatant.

Your ignorance is appalling.

48 posted on 11/23/2008 2:15:00 PM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin is what Willis was talkin' about!)
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To: al baby

Basset hound...the other white meat.


49 posted on 11/23/2008 2:17:17 PM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin is what Willis was talkin' about!)
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To: JRios1968

Your projection is stale.


50 posted on 11/23/2008 2:17:34 PM PST by Mojave (http://laissez-fairerepublic.com/)
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