When Penny, The Hell Bull was saved, and her rescuers didn’t know that they were actually saving two lives. Penny was thrown from a moving car and rescued by staff at the Berclair Animal Hospital nearby. Penny was emaciated, injured and affected by congestive coronary failure as the results of heartworms. The wounds and wounds on Petunia’s face were infected, and her rescuers said they believed she might be used in dog fights.
The vets called Donna Velez, founding father of Hearts of Gold Pit Rescue in Memphis, Tennessee, to find out if her rescue could help. Although her rescue was full and she or he was recuperating from her own health issues, Donna asked them to send her some photos. As soon as she saw Penny’s pictures, she instructed the vets to urge the dog out of pain and treat her. Donna told DogHeirs that although she couldn’t take Penny herself, she decided to work something bent help Penny.
Soon after, Donna drove to the clinic to confirm Petunia in person. Looking at the thin, injured dog, Donna knew she would take her away. She thought “I can’t not take her.” “She looked so pitiful,” Donna told DogHeirs, admitting, “Once I see them, I’m a goner.” Donna began networking for Penny and as luck would have it, a family in St. Louis saw Penny’s photo and wanted to adopt her directly. The family already has two Pit Bulls, and a wealth of dog knowledge.
“She’s only been with us 10 days and she or he features a great distance to travel, but she may be a good dog despite all of her antics, she just isn’t wont to this lifestyle because she was mistreated for therefore long,” wrote Jennifer on her Facebook page. “She has already come an extended way since we got her.” Penny’s health has made an interesting turnaround in only a couple of weeks. Her treatment for her advanced heartworm is functioning successfully and she’s learning many new things at her new home. “Penny is basically loving life now! Her appetite is large which is sweet because she didn’t want to eat the primary day home so hopefully she is going to start packing on some pounds. She’s still scared of our two boys but I’m performing on socializing them safely. She loves happening walks and needs to run back to the house once we return, but I even have to stay her from doing that thanks to her health. Overall, this is usually a huge adjustment for everyone but I check out it like having a replacement baby, many changes that eventually fall under place.”
The biggest surprise in Penny’s recovery, however, came in the week when she unexpectedly gave birth to a puppy. The daughter has been named Nickel. Amazingly, despite the traumas and medications Penny has undergone, Nickel is perfectly healthy! Penny is taking care of Nickel. When the puppy is about to be weaned, she will join a family with a golden pit rescue heart. Donna told DogHeirs that the baby Nickel may have been curious about adopting her. Penny’s new family sums up Penny’s change of situation and rescue well: “Just imagine the life this pup would have had if the owners didn’t dump Penny. 2 lives saved!” Update: December 9, 2013, Penny and Nickel’s mom Jennifer shared sad news. Petunia has given up the ghost caused by congestive coronary artery failure.failure. Jennifer commented, “I had to let her go last night, her heartworms were so bad that she had advanced congestive coronary failure and her heart was quite 3x The size of a traditional heart. She went peacefully in my arms. Nickel will stick with us in fact .” Jennifer wrote on Penny’s Facebook page, “I miss Penny so much….she peed on my rug, ate my favorite hello kitty slippers, chewed up the door frames and destroyed her kennel. But I never punished her. I did what I said I used to be getting to do the day I saw her story on my Facebook newsfeed. I said, I want that dog so she will feel the love I give to our boys and have a spoiled life as she deserves, which I did. I just wanted to spoil her for years, not months. My tears can’t stop… She is an honest dog. So calm and wanting to cuddle and an excellent mommy to nickel. I loved her such a lot and that i am glad I even have Nickel to hold her on…RIP my sweet Penny” Nickel is now 10-weeks old and is getting tons of affection reception . RIP Penny
Jennifer sent DogHeirs an image of Nickel all grown up! “She is sort of the character!” says Jen. Isn’t she adorable?