Pitbull Burned in NC Fire Available for Adoption

A Mother in NC left 4 kids home alone 2 weeks ago with a Pitbull puppy in a crate.  The house caught fire and firefighters were able to save a 4 year old and a 7 year old but were sadly too late to save the two babies in the home.  A neighbor mentioned there was a dog inside and firefighters rescued her from the flames:

The 8-month-old pit bull suffered third-degree burns.


“All this is scarring,” [veterinary technician Sandy] Gainey said, pointing to burns on the dog. “She was in pretty rough shape. Wherever you see no hair is where she was burned. And if you look at her ears, they’re crinkled because of the burns and the scarring.”

Gainey said that Phoenix could lose an ear because of the damage. Despite all the pain, Gainey said the dog is a sweetheart.

Local animal control has been caring for Phoenix but transferred her to another shelter for adoption since they are legally prohibited from adopting out Pitbulls.  The 7 year old child has visited with the dog and will continue to do so after adoption.  There is a video at the link of this dog’s gentle demeanor while receiving veterinary care for what must be incredibly painful burns.  She will make some new owner very happy I’m sure.

Thank you to the firefighters who saved her from a horrible death and to the local animal welfare community for making sure the dog will have a chance to be adopted.

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