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They Called This Abused Pit Bull ‘Ugly’—Until Her Savior Saw Beauty Within

by Barbara Diamond
Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.

Lucy was used as a submissive dog against aggressive fighting dogs in Colombia. She had missing teeth; they were pulled out so she wouldn’t be able to defend herself.

An evil kick left her with a broken jaw, hence her twisted face. One day, Lucy was rescued by a man who found her wandering the streets, pregnant and starving. She was eventually taken to a rescue organization called Stray From The Heart, who wrote about her shocking journey:

“Hi my name is Lucy! I’ve was rescued from the streets of Bogota, Colombia and lived in a foster home over there for about 6 months before coming to the U.S. Prior to my rescue I was beaten by my former owner so badly that my nose and jaw were broken. Both body parts have already healed, but since they never set properly this gave me my uniquely good looks and character. What do you think? Unfortunately not much can be done about my face unless they break the bones and reset them again, not sure I want to go through that. Whoever did this to me also pulled out some of my canine teeth so I could not fight off the many male dogs that would repeatedly mate with me when I was in heat. Yeah I know, this is a terrible way to live. But although I was used as a breeding machine, by my lucky stars, I somehow got away. Then I was living on the streets, alone, emaciated and pregnant. Then that’s when my angel found me.

Upon examination at the vets office they found that my uterus was twisted and they had to decide whether to save my puppies or me. They chose me! They estimated that this was my 5th or 6th pregnancy in a row, having lived my whole life, 3.5 years, in an abusive home. When the neighbors found out I had been rescued, they approached my angel and told him that I was also used as a submissive dog in several dog fights in order to train aggression into the fighting dogs. So you see, I never reacted, because I’m a lover not a fighter!

Thankfully some good people got together to bring me here and now I’m ready to find my forever home with a great family! I’m a bit shy of strangers but never aggressive and just need to build up my confidence with both dogs and people. As a matter of fact, where I’m staying now, they say I’m the sweetest thing! Always ready for a good belly rub. While my past has been hard, I hold no grudges. Typical to my breed, I just want to live and have fun!

And guess what? After all the pain, all the hardship and all the tragedy, Lucy finally got her forever home and the life she’d always deserved — with parents who immediately fell in love with Lucy, face and all.

images via Stray From The Heart.

FINALLY HAPPY!!

FINALLY HAPPY!!

Lucy's new fleece is super stylish.

Lucy's new fleece is super stylish.

Yes? May I help you?

Yes? May I help you?

I think I liked the fleece better.

I think I liked the fleece better.

Look at that FACE! What a cutie!

Look at that FACE! What a cutie!

Lucy with her new moms Paula and Dee!

Lucy with her new moms Paula and Dee!

Lucy’s Mom Paula says, “I recalled that unforgettable face and realized I had read about her journey last year… and got a feeling she was destined to be with us.”

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