Heart was a sweet Pit Bull that wandered the streets of Philadelphia. A kind stranger discovered the dog dazed, bleeding from puncture wounds, and lacking his tongue. As a result, the compassionate human transported the sick dog to ACCT Philly, the city’s sole open-admission rescue facility.
The vets quickly assessed Heart’s health once they got to ACCT Philly. Unfortunately, they discovered that his tongue had been purposefully removed and that it had most likely happened recently.
Heart looked terrified when he wandered around unknown canines because his puncture wounds appeared to be caused by other dogs. Nonetheless, he showed a lot of faith and trust in mankind.
The director of development and media at ACCT Phillyis, Sarah Barnett, said this was one of the worst incidents of maltreatment the shelter has seen. She encouraged others to focus on the dog’s recovery rather than dwelling in the past. Afterward, Barnett promised herself she’d find Heart a foster home.
Barnett was able to foster Heart personally thanks to contributions from ACCT Philly’s Yoda Fund and the rescue organization PAWS. Barnett worked with special needs dogs before, so she was aware that Heart had some difficulties, but she was eager to assist him in any means she could.
A loving home
The most difficult part of Heart’s foster home was eating during meals. When he tried to swallow food without a tongue, it just frequently slipped out of his mouth and caused a mess.
After a lot of trial and error, Barnett realized that if the dog was given dry food in an elevated bowl, he could eat perfectly well. Heart can now eat on his own, but he still needed help in cleaning up after himself.
Heart’s scars have all healed, so he’s on the lookout for his own forever family. Barnett believed he would thrive in a household with no other pets and with plenty of room to run about and play. Nevertheless, he was not fussy when it came to humans, and he adored kids. Barnett was surprised that no one claimed the adorable puppy.
Despite Heart’s specific needs, he’s a great dog that will shower all of his affection on his owners. He even attempted to offer kisses and hugs, which he perceived as nuzzling his face against someone.
The shelter welcomed all adoption applicants even outside Pennsylvania. They just wanted Heart to go to a home where he was well-loved and cared for.
Photo Source: Sarah Bernett via Facebook