I've always been a bit leery of pit bulls because of the agressive reputation the breed has, but after hearing the story of an adorable female dog named Gremlin, I realized that you really can't judge a book by its cover when it comes to animals.
A man named Chris Hughes rescued Gremlin from a dog fighting ring, where she had to endure abuse that no pup should ever have to go through. Her hind legs were broken, and her vocal cords had been severed after having a baseball bat shoved down her throat. Even worse, her legs were broken so badly that doctors had to re-break them in order to set the bones correctly. (Doesn't that make you want to cry?) And after the horrible treatment she received, you'd think that she'd never quite warm up to humans again. But Gremlin proved that even though she's had a very rough past, she still has plenty of love to give.
She is now a certified therapy dog who is gentle and kind, and spreads warmth and love to children all over the world. So many people adore her -- and she even has her own Facebook fan page! (Such a hip gal!)
Take a look at the video clip below to see more of Gremlin's story -- it will warm your heart!
Isn't Gremlin's journey of healing amazing? She is such a source of inspiration to all of the people she encounters -- and it's almost like she knows these kids need her love as much as she needs theirs. She's living proof that your past doesn't have to dictate your future, regardless of where you came from.
Do you think that all dogs are capable of being rehabilitated like Gremlin?
Image & video via hooplaha.com