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Abused Pit Bull Thrown from Moving Car Rescued Just in Time

When Penny Hell Bull was saved, her rescuers had no concept they were actually saving two lives.

Penny was thrown from a moving car and rescued by staff at the Berclair Animal Hospital nearby. Penny was emaciated, injured and affected by congestive coronary failure as results of heartworms. Penny had infected cuts and wounds everywhere her face and her rescuers say that they believe she was presumably utilized in dog fighting.




The vets called Donna Velez, founding father of Hearts of Gold Pit Rescue in Memphis, Tennessee, to ascertain if her rescue could help. Although her rescue was full and she or he was recuperating from her own health issues, Donna asked them to send her some photos.


As soon as she saw Penny’s pictures, she instructed the vets to urge the dog out of pain and treat her. Donna told DogHeirs that albeit she couldn’t take Penny herself, she decided to work something bent help Penny.





Soon after, Donna drove to the clinic to ascertain Penny herself. Taking one check out the thin , hurt dog, Donna knew she would take her. She thought “I can’t not take her”. “She looked so pitiful,” Donna told DogHeirs, admitting, “Once I see them, I’m a goner.”

Donna began networking for Penny and as luck would have it, a family in St. Louis saw Penny’s photo and wanted to adopt her directly . The family already has two Pit Bulls and a wealth of dog knowledge.




“She’s only been with us 10 days and she or he features a great distance to travel , but she may be a good dog despite all of her antics, she just isn’t wont to this lifestyle because she was mistreated for therefore long,” wrote Jennifer on her Facebook page. “She has already come an extended way since we got her.”


Penny’s health has made an interesting turnaround in only a couple of weeks. Her treatment for her advanced heartworm is functioning successfully and she’s learning many new things at her new home.

“Penny is basically loving life now! Her appetite is large which is sweet because she didn’t want to eat the primary day home so hopefully she is going to start packing on some pounds. She’s still scared of our two boys but I’m performing on socializing them safely. She loves happening walks and needs to run back to the house once we return, but I even have to stay her from doing that thanks to her health. Overall this is often an enormous adjustment for everybody but I check out it like having a replacement baby, many changes that eventually fall under place.”




The biggest surprise in Penny’s recovery, however, came in the week when she unexpectedly gave birth to a puppy. The daughter has been named Nickel. Amazingly, despite the traumas and medications Penny has undergone, Nickel is perfectly healthy!

Penny is nursing Nickel and when the puppy is prepared to be weaned she is going to attend a family with Hearts of Gold Pit Rescue. Donna told DogHeirs that baby Nickel may have already got someone curious about adopting her.



Penny’s new family sums up Penny’s change of situation and rescue well: “Just imagine the life this pup would have had if the owners didn’t dump Penny. 2 lives saved!”

Update: December 9, 2013


Penny and Nickel’s mom Jennifer shared sad news. Penny has gave up the ghost from congestive coronary failure . Jennifer commented, “I had to let her go last night, her heartworms were so bad that she had advanced congestive coronary failure and her heart was quite 3x the dimensions of a traditional heart. She went peacefully in my arms. Nickel will stick with us in fact .”


Jennifer wrote on Penny’s Facebook page, “I miss Penny so much….she peed on my rug, ate my favorite hello kitty slippers, chewed up the door frames and destroyed her kennel. But I never punished her. I did what I said i used to be getting to do the day I saw her story on my facebook newsfeed. I said, i would like that dog so she will feel the love I give to our boys and have a spoiled life as she deserves, which I did. I just wanted to spoil her for years, not months. I cant quit the tears…she was an honest dog. So calm and wanting to cuddle and an excellent mommy to nickel. I loved her such a lot and that i am glad I even have Nickel to hold her on…RIP my sweet Penny”

Nickel is now 10-weeks old and is getting tons of affection reception .


RIP Penny




Jennifer sent DogHeirs an image of Nickel all grown up! “She is sort of the character!” says Jen. Isn’t she adorable?
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