Pit Bull Puppy Abandoned Because He Is Different Finally Gets A Happy Ending

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Petey is a very special Pit Bull puppy. He was born with cerebellar hypoplasia, a brain disorder that leaves coordination and movement very difficult.

 

In April, he was abandoned by his owner who left him at a park in Sacramento, California after they found his condition too much to cope with.

 

dog-petey-rescue-5Source: SPCA Sacramento

 

The tiny animal was only five weeks old and was found, along with his sibling, sitting on a wet blanket on a cold, winter day. They had clearly been exposed to the elements for a while and the puppies were both freezing cold and emaciated.

 

A kind passerby spotted the pair and knew that she had to intervene to save the young animals' lives. She rushed them to the SPCA Sacramento shelter, but sadly, it was already too late for Petey's brother and he passed away.

 

dog-petey-rescue-3Source: SPCA Sacramento

 

Petey was so weak that he couldn't even feed himself and veterinarians didn't know if the two-pound pup was going to make it.

 

However, staff at the shelter refused to give up on him and were ready to give him all the care that he desperately needed. They nursed the young animal back to health and once he was strong enough he was transferred to a foster home and put up for adoption.

 

dog-petey-rescue-4Source: SPCA Sacramento

 

Unfortunately, the first family that offered to adopt Petey returned him to the shelter after only one day, as they felt that they could not give him all the care and support that he needed.

 

Nonetheless, volunteers were absolutely determined to find this special dog a forever home. Then, Simon and Michael York came along.

 

dog-petey-rescue-1Source: SPCA Sacramento

 

They instantly fell in love with the unique canine and knew that he would fit perfectly into their family. Now Petey is so happy in his new forever home.
Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder.

 

Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.

 

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