Warning, this story is not for people that are easily disturbed, and probably not for some that aren't easily disturbed.
This is the story of Mama Jade, a truly amazing Pitbull, that as the articles about her say, will break your heart, and restore your faith in
One night last week, a young woman who works at an animal hospital received a text from her roommate, about a dog that had walked up to him, that was
in very bad shape, and needed help. She told him to put her in a crate, and she would be home shortly to look at her, and to try to help her.
When she arrived home, Mama Jade struggled up to her, wagging her tail, and pressed her head into her chest, as if to say, please help me. What the
woman found when she examined her horrified her.
All four paws had pressure sores at the joints that ruptured whenever she touched anything, from laying on nothing but concrete and wire mesh. Her
neck had open wounds from where the rope she was tied up with had bitten into her flesh repeatedly. There were signs that she had been bred
relentlessly. She had fresh bite marks around her muzzle that let the woman know that not only was this a breeding dog, but she was also used as a
bait dog. Probably one of the most horrifying things was found when she went to check her teeth to try to determine how old she was. When she opened
her mouth, she found that most of her teeth were missing, not because she broke them chewing on wire, but because she was held down, while they were
ripped out of her mouth. How could she tell? The few teeth that remained had been filed down, so that if she fought back she couldn't hurt the
In spite of this horrifying torture, Mama Jade still thinks that people are wonderful, and absolutely loves to get attention, and give love to people,
whether she knows them or not.
After a check up at the animal hospital where she works however, the bad news for Mama Jade continued. A thorough check revealed that she had breast
cancer in both mammary tracts. The decision was made to put her down, and end her misery as humanely as possible, and finally give her peace.
However, at the last minute they decided to wait until the next day to do it. That night, the woman went home, and in a moment of rage, put an ad on
Craigslist titled "Your pitbull found me and I'm not giving her back". She went on to describe the horrifying injuries the dog had suffered, and
how she'd finally be at peace.
Within a few hours however, her story exploded across Craigslist, and the emails began pouring in from people wanting to help. From children with
allowance money saved up (one email told about a woman's 8 year old son who had $5 he wanted to send), to food donations from companies to help
So the decision has been made to try to treat her, and save her life. She'll have to undergo a double mastectomy, immediately, which will be risky,
as it's been determined that she is also in the early stages of heartworms, but one of the tumors is starting to break through the skin, so they have
to remove it immediately.
A fund raising page has been set up, and the news has made it as far as Australia. For being from a breed everyone labels vicious, and being pushed
so far past the breaking point you can't even see it anymore, Mama Jade is still a loving, and wonderful dog, who deserves a long and peaceful
Personally, I would love to hunt down the person that did this to her, and give them a taste of what it's like to live that way. Inflict every
injury on them that they inflicted on her.
You can see on her Facebook page, that despite going through all this, and only being a week or so out of those living conditions, that she's a very
trusting, and happy dog. I only hope they can save her, and someone takes her to somewhere she can lay around all day, and have wonderful living
conditions. I will pray every night that the sick and twisted individual that did this finds their own special kind of hell.