Skip to comments.Angel the neglected pit bull pounds the pavement
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!
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.
More evidence of the nature of many pit bull owners. Must have decided the dog wasn’t violent enough to keep.
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.
That poor baby! May she find a loving forever home
More evidence of the kind and generous nature of many pit bull owners.
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.
You mean the pictures of the starved abused pit bull abandoned by its owner? That's a tough one...
It’ll really doesn’t have to be and either/or choice.
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.
Oh my G*D! Words just fail
So you’re both... well, just a long as we know not to take you seriously.
That’s the worst case of abuse I have ever seen.
I don’t quite know what to say.
Can I be on your ping list?
Mojave’s my little buddy. ;-)
We’ll bring him(her?) around eventually...
Oh, the poor thing!
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.
I would be honored!
The poor baby! She’s beautiful.
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.
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.
What kind of response was that, pray tell?
<< You would have the distinction of being the 50th member. >>
May I be the 51st??
You Betcha! Welcome aboard!
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.
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.
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.
and I know, themselves should be himelf or herself... I have a hard time checking my grammar. Especially with a head cold.
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.
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......
Anyone that treats a dog that badly deserves to be horse whipped.
My guess is this abuse was done by someone who hates pitbulls....probably someone like you.
You tell ‘em, Feiny! :)
Awwwww, now thats so sweet. Darn, my eyes are blurry and stinging a bit. Please put me on your ping list, too.
It's far more likely that this abuse was done by an irresponsible self-centered scofflaw that owns pit bulls..probably someone like you.
Fieny is a personal friend of mine. your assertions are ridiculous
Your hypocrisy is blatant.
Pit bulls are to gammie and tough I prefer Golden retrievers or Basset hound for grillin
Your ignorance is appalling.
Basset hound...the other white meat.
Your projection is stale.
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