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October 8, 2013 at 8:00 AMComments: 0 Faves: 1

Mama Jade: Severely Abused Pitbull Finds Her Guardian Angel!

By Victoria Swanson More Blogs by This AuthorFrom the Paws & Awws Blog Series

Craigslist is well known as a place where you can search, find, sell, and purchase all kinds of things and used, but did you know the site also hosts a great lost & found section? Thanks to the section, many dog and cat owners are reunited after a stressful time apart. In the case of a post on one found Pitbull though,there would be know retrieval. Rather, the woman who found her, Chistianna posted because she felt this dog's story needed to be heard.

Mama Jade's Sad Past

The pitbull had wandered up to Christianna's front porch and showing signs of severe neglect, bruising, and battery.  As she explained further in her post:

"the fresh bite marks on her muzzle, the scars that covered her body, the exposed pink and purple flesh around her neck where she was obviously tied up with ropes that cut their way into her skin over and over again." Her post continues as Christianna examines Mama Jade's teeth to gauge her approximate age and discovers that the "majority of them have been pulled" and the ones left "filed down."  Furious, she addressed her previous owners saying "You did this so she couldn't fight back. You did this so she couldn't injure any dogs you had trained to fight, when you threw her in there with them...Your pitbull found me and I'm not giving her back."

The evidence was clear - this pitbull had been used as a bait dog. The filing and removal of her teeth prevented her from defending herself as she was repeatedly attacked. But not only that - she had also been breed repeatedly and had countless litters of puppies. So much so, that she had developed breast cancer when Christianna brought her to the vet for a full medical evaluation.

Although, according to the Craigslist ad, Christianna's original plan was to have "Mama, finally feel peace" by having her humanely euthanized, an outpouring of support from people everywhere allowed her to provide the poor pitbull, she later named "Mama Jade" with the extensive and expensive medical care she required.

"Today I have received LITERALLY thousands of emails from people all around the United States. My iPhone crashes every time I try to check my mailbox.The response has been overwhelming and has restored a lot of my faith in humanity. Many people and charities have asked if they could donate funds for Mama to get the treatment for her cancer...'The first night, I stayed up with her and every time I'd move, she'd get up and look at me with worry stricken eyes. She didn't want me to leave her...Mama Jade is getting yet another chance at life."

A Guardian Angel

Christianna, who works a vet's office, decided this dog (whom she named Mama Jade) had came to her for a reason. She would never again know the horrors of the dog fight pit and she wouldn't be homeless either. As long as Mama Jade is comfortable, without severe pain, and has the will to live, this Christianna would provide her with love and security she had always deserved.

While Christianna  doesn't claim to be a hero, in the dog-loving world, she is! There is no other title to describe what she did, in a situation where so many others would have turned a blind eye.

Follow Mama Jade and her Guardian Angel here!

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