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"Little" Debbie is one lucky dog. The year-old Pit Bull was found starving and abused in a neighborhood near Miami, Fla. She was also missing a front paw, which had been severed, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Courtesy of ABC, 2013. Debbie has since been fitted with her final prosthetic and adopted by a Florida couple. Found and rescued by several children playing in the area, Debbie was brought to one of the children's mother, who bandaged her injured leg and called Animal Services. Michelle Rodriguez, co-founder of 1 Lucky Dog Rescue, was then contacted about taking Debbie. "She was very scared but very sweet. We don't know what happened to her paw, but because it was taken off so...

A 10-year-old German boy who has been in a coma since birth may lose access to the dog that has been by his side for six years because authorities say the dog is dangerous, but a supportive public is calling for the dog to stay with the boy. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-141846{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-141846, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-141846{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} Dylan Gerzmehle was born in a persistent vegetative state. Although Dylan can't breathe without the assistance of medical equipment, he has found a best friend in Tascha, the 6-year-old Pit Bull who stays by Dylan's side. "When Tascha...

After spending four days stuck in a sewer, an abandoned Pit Bull in St. Louis, Mo., was finally rescued, thanks to concerned locals who acted when animal control officers refused to ensure the dog's safety. Locals say that when one man recently moved away from their neighborhood in the North County section of St. Louis, he deserted his two Pit Bulls. Witnesses saw both dogs enter a sewer hole. "One of them actually got right out, but the other one never came out," said Vivian Dudley, who lives in the area. Eventually, concerned neighbors called the animal control department, and an officer came to help the dog. After an unsuccessful rescue attempt, however, the officer gave up. The...

Supervisors in Riverside County, Calif., are considering an ordinance that would require all Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes to be sterilized by the age of 4 months. The breeds included in the ordinance are Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers, American Stafford Terriers or any other mixed breeds. Law enforcement dogs, assistance dogs and elderly dogs would not have to undergo the procedure. The ordinance was put in the spotlight after a 2-year-old boy was mauled to death in his...

I've been working in animal welfare for quite some time now, and in time, have started using my dogs in my work as well. Not all of them, but, as some of them have the right personality for it, why not use them! So, I do! For years, Squeake, Rover and Gus were used as humane blood donor dogs. They have all aged out of the program now, but for quite some time, we would go in every 7 weeks and they would donate a bit of blood and save the lives of other dogs. They were rewarded with peanut butter and loved every minute of it! Every so often, I think about how many lives my dogs may have saved with their donations and I am just so pleased with them for doing so. But, as they are dogs, all they...

What It Means When You See a Yellow Ribbon on a Dog's Leash

By Carol Bryant  When you're out on a walk, does your dog sometimes need to stay away from other dogs? If you saw a yellow ribbon tied to the leash of a dog, would you proceed with caution and give the dog some space? This is the hope of a Yellow Ribbon campaign we discovered on the Pit Bulls:…