There are times when I get really sick of reading about and watching depressing news reports, and I just want to read about something positive. The news is full of negativity, and I believe that the negativity that we all see day to day may contribute to a lot of society’s depression problems. I was lucky enough to come across this article on the Huffington Post website. When I came across the article under the Huffington Post’s Community Kindness section about a sweet female pit bull that has been over bred and abused getting a second chance my eyes and heart lit up. I am a dog lover, and I own the kindest dog with the most unique personality that was a rescue as well.
The article was about a pit bull named Nana. She is about 8 years old, and her breeding days are long past her despite the fact that she was bred to the point that the poor thing looks perpetually pregnant from her years of abuse. Nana has no teeth, and that may be because she was kept in her cage all the time, and she also has no ears from an amateur surgery so she’s also deaf. This all sounds terrible, but at least Nana is now safe, and she trusts humans again. In 2013, Nana’s new owner Doris wasn’t in the market for a new dog, but after seeing Nana’s picture, (a picture of Nana can be seen by clicking here) and a request from the shelter for a foster home, Doris decided to apply to foster Nana, and she says it was one of the best decisions of her life.
It took about six months from the time Nana came to stay with Doris before the arrangement had become a permanent one, and fostering had become a full fledged adoption. Nana went from being abused and having an estimated 15 litters of puppies in her short life to living a life of dog luxury. Doris originally adopted Nana from the Los Angeles City Animal Shelter, and the two lived in southern California for a while, but the pair have since relocated to Las Vegas, and Nana and Doris both feel very lucky to have one another.
They make a very good team. Together they are also spreading awareness, and they’re advocates for other abused animals. Dogs, especially like Nana, should not be discarded like trash. They deserve a second chance.