With so many stories in the news about pit bulls biting children and being the bad guy, I revel in the stories where we see a story of triumph.
Meet Lucky, a small white pit bull puppy.
Shot, abandoned and cruelly tied to a tree left to die next to her litter mate, she was found whimpering by a jogger in the nick of time. A local newscast picked her story up in Fayetteville, NC. (Please take the time to read the story and see the accompanying video.)
The reporting was spot on, pointing out the acts of cruelty to the pit bull puppy, the resilience of the injured puppy, the compassionate act of a stranger and the overall miracle of survival. No particular attention was paid to the breed, only that the dog was in danger and the victim of animal cruelty.
The depth of cruelty humans are capable of never ceases to amaze me, but that is balanced by the heights of charity, compassion and beauty of human acts of love. The jogger didn’t have to do anything. She could have kept on going.
Instead, she took this defenseless puppy to the local animal hospital and gave her a place in her life.