Sometimes life is like a card game, and one is dealt a bad hand. That sure was the case with Ace. But then his luck changed and Ace was dealt an ace! Estimated to be about two-years-old, this Pit Bull mix arrived at the Lee County Shelter in North Carolina on December 11th. Ace was part of an abuse case, and was emaciated from being starved. He was also understandably very scarred. It was thought that Ace had been used as a fighting dog, but failing that, he was used as a bait dog. Even though Ace knew no love in his short life, he was still very gracious and loving toward everyone he met.
By early January, Ace was at high risk of being euthanized at the shelter. How tragic to be saved from an abuse case only to die in a shelter. The volunteer group, Friends of Lee County NC Animals, got the word out about the plight of Ace. On January 8th, RADAR provided an offer to assist with vet costs for Ace as an incentive for a rescue to take him. The next day, the Virginia chapter of the Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue agreed to take Ace! He was safely out of the shelter and off to the vet on January 10th.
Ace had his neutering and some much-needed dental treatment done on January 17th. Ace’s foster mom had this to share with us: “Ace is an amazing and sweet boy! He is house trained, crate trained, and is learning basic commands. He is quiet in the house and does very well and is easily corrected while out on leash. Ace has been playing and hanging out with our dog. He handled himself very well at the vet, and is doing great with his recovery. I just absolutely adore him!” To view more photos of Ace, click here.
RADAR paid $200 towards the initial vetting, neutering and dental treatment costs for Ace.
UPDATE! All funds for Ace have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Ace has been adopted by his foster family!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Ace:
Mary Ann Gurka; Michael Procino; Krystal Duckett; Jennifer Siegert
Added on January 20, 2014.