A Puppy Was Found With A Missing Paw, And Was Going To Be Euthanized Just Because She’s A Pit Bull.


All lives matter – even the life of a pit bull puppy that is missing a paw. A litter of three puppies was found living in a forest that was near an abandoned area. The puppies were about 5-weeks old, and their mother was gone. All of the puppies were taken to a Georgia shelter, but if they stayed they would have been put down. Why?

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Because the policy at Henry County Animal Care and Control is to euthanize dogs that are pit bulls. If a stray pit bull is found, it will be held for three days, and then euthanized.

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Friends to the Forlorn Pit Bull Rescue was called and asked if they wanted to take over the care of the pups.

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The founder of the rescue, Jason Flatt, quickly agreed. The puppies were named Sunshine, Nugget, and Krissy and they were immediately placed in foster homes.

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Sunshine, aka Sunny, was missing her front paw, and it wasn’t clear if she was born without it or if it had been chopped off.

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Flatt wanted to give Sunny the best so he took her to the vet and got her fitted for a prosthetic paw.

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While she waited for the new paw, she got a temporary leg splint. Sunny adjusted to the splint quickly.

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She will get four different sized prosthetics, one for each stage of her puppyhood.

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If you can, consider making a donation to Forlorn Pit Bull Rescue, prosthetics can be very expensive.

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Sunny is looking for a forever home, visit the rescue’s adoption page for more information.