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  • Rescue Stories: Meet Hitch

    Meet Hitch

    In July, 2010, the Indiana Bulldog Rescue was contacted about a bulldog found on a country road. From what we understand, he was tossed from a moving car. Every part of this poor bully was infected; eyes, ears, and skin. He was emaciated.

    You could see every bone in his frail body. He was afraid of the world around him and coward when you looked at him. He was in Foster car for a few months when we met him.

    Hitch's Foster Mom told his Adoption story on the IBR Website:

    Hitch's adoption is a story of fate. As Hitch's foster mom, I not only had the responsibility of his medical care, but also his social and emotional well being. So he spent a lot of time with me going places to take care of day to day business and activities.

    It was a Sunday afternoon, I was called to take care of some rescue business and Hitch was by my side. On our adventure Hitch found a young bully named Winston and his family. Life would never be the same for Hitch! He fell in love with Winston's charm, playfulness, and care free personality......

    He also fell in love with Winston's family too!

    The feeling was mutual; Winston and his family fell in love with Hitch on the spot! I knew when Hitch and I left, this was meant to be his forever home! As fate would have it, Winston and his family knew it too!
    On September 1st, Hitch was reunited and adopted!

    Hitch and Winston

    Even after all he has been through, Hitch is such a loving, sweet boy. I will never understand why things like this happen, but Im comforted knowing he will never have to suffer again. He still has a way to go, but I think his story is worth celebrating.

    Meet Hitch Then:

    Click Here to visit Indiana Bulldog Rescue
    Click Here to view English Bulldogs for Adoption through Indiana Bulldog Rescue

    Do you have a rescue story to tell? Email the story with plenty of before and after pictures to webmaster@englishbulldognews.com
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. Alice Kable's Avatar
      Alice Kable -
      Yet another example of both human cruelty and on the other side human love. Remarkable!
    1. NikkiSchoolcraft's Avatar
      NikkiSchoolcraft -
      My sweet boy has been through so much in his short life. I cant look at his sweet face and imagine feeling anything but love. I will never understand how someone could be so cruel
    1. LariP's Avatar
      LariP -
      I will NEVER understand how anyone could do that to any animal. So glad he's in a loving home now!
    1. goobers mom's Avatar
      goobers mom -
      Once again I shed tears of pain and Joy that this would happen to a precious Bully.
    1. TessaAndSamson's Avatar
      TessaAndSamson -
      Oh that is just heartbreaking to read but makes me so happy that he ended up in such a wonderful home!
    1. kazzy220's Avatar
      kazzy220 -
      I find it extremely difficult to comprehend how any living thing could do this ... I really do not understand.
    1. savemejeebus's Avatar
      savemejeebus -
      Just read this too. Didn't know he had such a sad past. So glad he found a way to a great life.
    1. hparker37's Avatar
      hparker37 -
      heatrbreaking! Not sure how I could EVER leave my bully baby!
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      2BullyMama -
  • I Rescued A Human Today

    by Janine Allen

    Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

    I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

    As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

    She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

    A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

    I would promise to keep her safe.
    I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

    I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

    I rescued a human today.