I fell in love with her the moment I met her in 2018 at Gudwulf’s Pitbull Rescue – Johannesburg, during our Santa Paws outreach.
Lucy’s story was grim before she was rescued by Dani & Chantelle.
There’s a thing called a rape rack. It’s where female dogs, like Lucy, are tied to by breeders. Following that, male dogs are let loose on her and, against her will, is raped in order to produce litter after litter after litter. Lucy has severe scarring and tearing to her vulva because of these over-breeding practices.
Chantelle shared more of her story with me, “Although Lucy had owners, she was left to fend for herself. She used to sit outside their yard for hours, day in and day out, but if she wanted to eat, Lucy would have to scavenge for food in the area. She got into multiple fights with other dogs as a result.
Lucy had red mange but was used to breed despite having this condition. We don’t know how long she had it for. When left untreated, secondary infections occur which creates oozing sores and cracking skin.
A Cape Town based rescue group was made aware of Lucy and they stepped in and got her to safety.”
Lucy is now in the care of Gudwulfs.
Even with her history, Lucy was trusting of me and even Craig, as a man. She nuzzled into my shoulder, asking for love. She has the sweetest, gentlest and most loving nature.
Lucy is now, thankfully, in a loving foster home but she deserves the most incredible forever home that will make up for all the torture she endured.
If you’re interested in adopting Lucy, contact Gudwulfs Pitbull Rescue JHB on 076 903 1651 / gudwulfsprojects.co.za
Did you know: There is no such thing as a ‘pure breed Pit Bull’. Term “pit bull” is actually a term that is used to refer to mixed-breed dogs with certain physical traits e.g. a muscular body and broad head.
It’s National Pit Bull Awareness Month and we get to celebrate Pit Bull type dogs, bust myths about these breeds, and promote the adoption of Pit Bulls.
“Pit bulls make great family pets. Like all dogs, pit bull terriers are individuals who are just as likely to be safe and gentle as any other dog.”The Animal Foundation’s Leid animal shelter.