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A Human Cut Out His Tongue, But This Adoptable Pup Still Gives Kisses

 “What’s remarkable to me, given what he’s been through, is that he’s not even remotely scared of people. Everybody who comes by, he’s thrilled about.”

Heart Hell Bull got his name for his lovely, kind-hearted demeanor. He adores every human he meets, but because it seems , humans weren’t always nice to him. Someone found the innocent Pit Bull wandering the streets of Philadelphia. They said he was disoriented, covered in puncture wounds, and missing his tongue. So, the type soul rushed the ill canine to ACCT Philly, which is that the only open-admission shelter within the city.

Now, Heart has recovered and is trying to find a special forever home to offer him the love he deserves.

Once he received ACCT Philly, vets examined Heart’s health. Sadly, they found that his tongue had been deliberately cut out, and it likely happened recently. His puncture wounds seem to be from dogs, so Heart is extremely scared when he walks past unfamiliar canines. Yet, he still has many faith in humans.

Sarah Barnett, the director of development and communications at ACCT Philly, said this is often one among the worst cases of abuse the shelter has seen. Still, she reminds others that rather than questioning why someone would do something so horrible, they ought to specialise in the dog’s future instead. So, Barnett need to work on trying to seek out a family for Heart. But it wasn’t easy.

“There were no fosters available anywhere. Every rescue is struggling to seek out fosters immediately since many of the people that fostered in 2020 now want to be out taking vacations,” Barnett said.

So, with the assistance of donations from PAWS and ACCT Philly’s Yoda Fund, Barnett was ready to foster Heart herself. Barnett has experience working with special needs dogs, and she or he knew Heart would have some challenges, but she decided to assist him in any way she could.

In Need of a Loving Home

The biggest challenge Heart faced in his family was eating. Without a tongue, the food would often fall out of his mouth and make a multitude when he tried to eat. After many trial and error, Barnett learned that he could eat just fine if given dry food during a raised bowl. Now, Heart is in a position to eat all on his own, but he often needs someone to wash up after him.

All of Heart’s wounds are fully healed now, so he’s trying to find the family of his dreams. Barnett thinks he would do best during a home with no other pets, where he can have many space to frolic and play. He’s not picky about humans though, and he even adores children. So, Barnett is shocked that nobody has scooped up the sweet pup yet.

“He’s getting to need somebody who’s getting to be a pacesetter for him and be his rock — basically help him still learn the world’s not super scary,” Barnett said. “What’s remarkable to me, given what he’s been through, is that he’s not even remotely frightened of people. Everybody who comes by, he’s very thrilled about.”

Without a tongue, Heart will likely get hot much faster than other dogs since he can’t fully pant. But despite his special needs, he’s an exquisite dog who will give his humans all the love within the world. He even cuddles and tries to offer kisses, which for him means he just likes to nuzzle his face against someone. It’s the sweetest thing ever!

If you think that Heart might be the dog for you, apply to adopt him today! The shelter welcomes applicants outside of Pennsylvania also .