What can be done to help a dog with a truly broken spirit? Buffy is a young female, brindle Mastiff who is scared to death. She barks aggressively at anyone who approaches her; her entire life has been one of abuse and neglect. Shelter volunteer Lois Chisholm’s heart broke as she posted the dog’s photo clearly showing her emotional pain:
“This dog is BROKEN…by a human, who kept her chained up and abused all her life. She won’t even look at anyone who tries to show her love and comfort. She doesn’t trust anyone and for good reason. If you know of a rescue who specializes in dogs who have been mistreated, she is in need of your help.
Doing nothing to stop this only allows others to believe it is ok to treat animals badly. This wouldn’t happen if people stood up for change; quit saying what can I do? Do something, or IT KEEPS HAPPENING.”
Click here for this dog’s Pet Harbor listing. A498952 “I am a male, black Pit Bull Terrier mix. (Volunteers state this is a female. There is also a male dog listed) I have been at the shelter since Oct 21, 2016. If I am not claimed, after my stray holding period, I may be available for adoption on Oct 27, 2016.” For more information about this dog, call San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304. Follow Buffy’s Facebook page here. Additional information can be found here.
Buffy’s photo and story have been shared more than 850 times; the situation is tragic. Animal advocates have been pledging funds to an approved rescue organization who can help this dog. Share with family, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Report any suspicion of animal cruelty and abuse. Your call might save another dog just like Buffy.
(Photo of broken spirit via Andrea Neyses and Lois Chisholm)