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I had my hands full with two rescue pitties (anyone who owns a pittie may understand!) when I agreed to foster a litter of pups who were being abused and had been taken from their mother much too early. I knew it would be hard to let them go, but I felt compelled to save them after hearing their story. My husband has always been my parter in animal rescue, and he came home one night begging me to allow them to come stay with us until they were big enough to eat on their own, had shots, and were spayed/neutered or went to a family we knew well and signed a contract with my animal hospital to have the procedure done. I had everything ready for them when he set out to pick them up. An hour later I received a terrible phone call... my husband had arrived and the vet at the rescue had diagnosed them with parvovirus-a deadly puppy disease. They were to stay at the rescue and receive treatment, although the prognosis didn't look good. A few of the pups had been beaten and were already on the verge of death before contracting the disease. I was heartbroken. However, the rescue had a surprise for us. They had a healthy, BEAUTIFUL, 4 week old (presumed pittie) that had come from the same place but was kept separately from the others. She was confiscated upon the discovery that her owner was fighting his other dogs! It was assumed that she was being kept to train and fight like the rest. The rescue was very short-handed and now with all the sick pups they feared they couldn't care for her properly.
And so it was. We agreed to foster until she found a forever home. The second my husband handed her to me to bottle feed I knew she had already found it. This pup (now almost 4 months old) is convinced I am her mother. I don't mind it, either. She is my shadow. She's brilliant and adorable.
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