If we had a dollar for every time we heard that pit bulls are dangerous and aggressive, well, we would be rich! Pit bulls, like any other breed, will become aggressive if they are raised to be — and you want to know what? Sometimes, even when they are raised to be like that, the abuse they go through doesn’t affect their sweet nature.
Just take a look at Able, a pit bull who was found as a stray by Beauties and Beasts shelter in Kansas. Due to the extreme nature of his injuries, including decaying flesh, infections, gangrene and puncture wounds, rescuers can tell Able was used as a bait dog to train a fighting dog. “We went and met him and knew that he was going to need immediate treatment,” Amy Heggestad, the rescue’s founder, told The Dodo. “He smelled of infection and decaying flesh.”
But once Able was in the arms of good people, Able “was trying to get on my lap and give me kisses,” Heggestad said. Again, proof that pit bulls are loving animals with a bad reputation!
Currently, Heggestad and her team are working on healing Able’s wounds, and therefore he is not available for adoption just yet. However, if you would love to help Able, please visit his fundraiser page. Also, be sure to visit his Facebook page to stay up-to-date on his condition.