I am losing faith in humanity. (AKA, Meet Jemima!)

ihartgonzo

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So... I had the most sad, strange, unreal day EVER.

Me and my friend Grace were taking the dogs to the park. It's a nice park, in a somewhat lower class area. When we were pulling up, we saw a totally thugged out, stupid white kid throw a Pit Bull puppy out of his truck and yell at her. We parked, and we were about to yell at the guy until we realized he had tied her to a pole with a string and was taking off. As he was getting in ANOTHER young Pit Bull tied up in the back of his truck, one who was in better condition than the other but not by too much, hung himself on the leash... the guy quickly got out, cursed at him and threw him back in.

At first we were just dumbfounded. What we thought was a very young puppy wasn't even that young, just starving to death. Did this d-bag seriously just leave an emaciated puppy tied to a post? Yes. I saved his license plate number and called Animal Control/Park Police/City Police and no one cared, because it was not an emergency!!!? They all suggested leaving her in the drop box at the shelter (a shelter that boasts a ridiculous kill rate and frequent disease outbreaks). The police department said they would send out the license number and description to officers, but I don't even know if that's true, or if anything will be done.

So... guess what? I am now the foster Mom of the skinniest, sweetest little puppy named Jemima. Surprised?

I think she's about 8 months old, judging by her teeth. She has all of her adult teeth in, and they look very white and new. She is a whopping 16.5 lbs. You can feel EVERY bone in this little girl's body. She has a few scars on her head, a couple of scabs on her muzzle, and a few random (what look like) punctures on her legs and tummy. It is heart-breaking just to look at her, but she has been amazingly sweet, and patient through everything. I can only imagine what she's been through, yet she still craves attention and love from people. She let me give her a bath, and it took a good 10 minutes before the water wasn't brown. She was just so dirty, and covered in dandruff and hair falling out and urine stains. I'm sure she has never had a bath before, and I thought she would be scared and hate me afterwards. But while I was towel drying her she crawled into my lap and rested her head on my shoulder and sighed happily. She even let me clip her nails... which were terribly overgrown and hollow, yes, hollow... probably from malnutrition.

Without further ado, here's about eleventy trillion pictures of Jemima. She is a big ham already.

These were taken on a camera phone where we found her.


So pitiful.


Look at that mug!


Jemima says "rank rooo"!
She is a total lapdog. : )
 

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We went and bought her a collar to cheer her up.
The tight string collar just didn't suit her!


Am I in Heaven???!


Getting what might be her first real meal for a very long time.
She's getting canned Chicken Soup FTDLS Puppy for now.


Who could do this to her?
 

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And a stunning profile?


She's already getting wiggly and happy, after a couple of meals.


And I think she likes peanut butter... a little bit.


She's staying in the master bathroom (which is huge) until she goes to the Vet tomorrow. She loves the little bed I made her.
 

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Rub mah tummeh?


Ugh.


Her eyes just melt you.

Ok, so, it's ridiculously late... I've had a really tiring day. But I had to share her with you guys. Anyone looking for a painfully sweet little Pittie (mix?)? I've already e-mailed a bunch of rescue/Pittie people that I know, but I could use any help I can get as far as putting the word out. Of course, once she's healthy.
 

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SHe's gone from hell to heaven. Bless you for being her angel. SHe is just beautiful...look at those eyes!
 
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What a cutie! People make me so mad, but kudos to you for taking her in!
Her coloring resembles a GSD! Its hard to tell when they are puppies, though, what they are mixed with ;)

Good Luck!
 

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Those eyes!!! Good for you (and her) for taking her in, she is so sweet and I bet with some groceries in her, and someone to love her she'll do just fine!
 

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Awwwww what a sweet looking girl. But it makes me sick to my stomach looking at her hips and ribs :(. But I am sure she will be packing on the pounds in no time ;).
 

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thank goodness you witnessed it all--and lucky for Jemima that you care enough to take care of her. She is now a very lucky girl--who knows what she would have suffered if she had remained with that low life?

Thank you for caring for her. She has such a gorgeous face.
 

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What a face!!! That has to be one of the sweetest faces ever. Thank you so much for taking her in and caring when no one else did!!!
 

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Poor baby !!!! It won't be long before those beautiful eyes have a sparkle in them . Thank you for bringing her home !
 

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She is really pretty. I am grateful to you for caring for her, as is Uncle Fred. She is so lucky you were there for her. Good luck!
 

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I used Nutrical when Victor was ubber thin. But he wouldn't eat so maybe she doens't neet it. I would get one or two tubes anyway and help her gain quick ground. I swear by this it has helped me soooo much in the past.
 

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