Pit Bull Found With A 6-Pound Chain Around Her Neck Has Made A Miraculous Recovery

by Ana Luisa Suarez
Ana is an Associate Editor who loves animals and food. A good taco and a snuggle with her dogs is all she needs.

Pit bulls get so much negative attention, I can never understand it. Every pit bull I’ve ever known has been nothing but loving and gentle. They’re all just big balls of happy energy that love to give kisses!

As pit bulls continue to get a bad reputation, more and more people abuse these innocent creatures. I will never be able to comprehend how someone can hurt anyone, but especially how they could hurt an animal. While there are bad people in the world doing this, there are also amazing folks out there rescuing injured animals! We need more people like them!

Roxanne is a beautiful pit bull, but someone didn’t see her beauty. She was abandoned, but not only was she left behind, she was left in horrible conditions. She was found wandering the streets with a 6-pound chain around her neck. But much like fellow pit bull Kiah, this isn’t the end of Roxanne’s life, it’s only the beginning!

[H/T: BarkPost]

This sweet baby girl was found wandering the streets of South Carolina with a 6.3-pound chain around her neck.

It wasn’t clear how long she’d had the chain on her neck, but it had caused severe swelling to her neck. Roxanne’s rescuers knew they needed to act fast.

The chain had been on for so long, it had become partially embedded in her neck. It needed to be cut off with bolt cutters.

Doctors had never seen something as terrible as the abuse this poor girl suffered.

The chain had cut into 95 percent of Roxanne’s neck, which meant doctors had to rush her into surgery.

Not only did this fighter survive surgery, her spirits were lifted once she’d been broken from her chains.

Only a few short weeks later, Roxanne looks like an entirely different dog! Her neck swelling is gone, her scar is now healing, and she is finally able to be a happy 1-year-old pup!


Look at that smile! It says it all!

You can see more of Roxanne’s journey and other rescued animals at Rescue Dogs Rock NYC’s Facebook page!

You can donate to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC here, and the rescue that found Roxanne, Pawmetto Lifeline, here!

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