A white pit bull was rescued from a house where he was kept undergoing various calamities. The poor little dog weighed less than half what he should have for his age, but now his nightmare is over, thanks to the tireless work of a group of much-loved rescuers in Brazil.
The pit bull also had signs of having been exposed to abuse.
A little dog about 2 years old was rescued from a house in Betim, in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte (Brazil). The poor animal, who had a sad and lost look, was lying on the floor without hope or energy, as if waiting for his final end to come.
But life had prepared a new opportunity for him.
The pit bull weighed only 12 kilos, when the normal weight of an animal of that breed and age should be 30. In addition to the negligent feeding, the furry dog was the target of different mistreatments and that situation led one of the neighbors to decide to denounce what was happening in the property.
In the face of so much unjust treatment of animals, the least we can do is to help them and for this reason the rescue brigade of the Animal Protection Superintendence (Sepa) of Betim, together with the Municipal Guard acted immediately.
They could not leave him alone.
The Samaritan who was concerned about the pit bull not only denounced, but wanted to intervene by his own means to help him.
“We received information that there was a very skinny dog in the house, who couldn’t get up to eat. A neighbor jumped over the wall, put food in and the animal ate lying down,” explains Roberta Cabral, from Sepa.
The little animal was dehydrated and urgently needed veterinary help, so when it was rescued from the house where it was kept tied up, it was handed over to the volunteers of “Projeto Adote Pitbull”.
Apparently, what was behind so much suffering of the furry one was a case of serious negligence, since nobody lived in the property. And much less was in charge of Odin (that’s what they called him).
The furry one was left as an alarm to take care of the place, thus enslaving him to hunger and suffering.
This is how Luís Felipe García, who is also part of Projeto Adote Pitbull, explained it.
“What happened to us is that the owner of the animal is not the owner of the property. The house was empty, a person was put there to take care of the property.
But she went over there, put the dog in, fed it for the first few days and then never came back,” said Garcia.
Luckily, the dog fell into good hands and in just a few weeks he has recovered from those bitter days. The volunteers of the project have been in charge of taking care of him, feeding him and above all, giving him lots of love.
The positive thing about this case is that despite the bad experience he suffered, the puppy now called Galego turned out to be quite friendly.
He is just a puppy and fortunately he was able to quickly overcome everything he had lived through in that empty house.
In a post on their Instagram account, SEPA reported on the recovery of this pit bull and his change is indisputable.
“Today we come here to show our before and after Galego, who was tied to a pole with signs of mistreatment, besides being malnourished and anemic, he was sent to our kennel.
Galego received a lot of love and affection besides getting a new home! And today he is there, to prove that together we are stronger!”, they wrote.
In cooperation with Projeto Adota Pitbull, these people are working hard to completely rehabilitate the noble animal, and find him a responsible and loving family. There is no doubt that this friend now has the life he always deserved to live, his caretakers love him as if they were his real family.
Thanks to those anonymous heroes who turn around the fate of so many helpless animals like this little dog.