A few weeks ago, we shared the story of Angel and her six pups, rescued from a life of abuse and neglect. Their owner was a backyard breeder who decided to cut off each of the pups’ ears with a pair of scissors in an attempt to make them look “mean.”
Thankfully, someone stepped in to report the abuse, and Mutts Matter was able to rescue all the pups, get them to a safe environment, and give them the medical attention they needed. They have all found loving homes now, and we want to share this quick update with you.
Angel was adopted by a family in Annapolis, MD, that was initially looking to adopt a smaller dog. After reading Angel’s story, they were immediately drawn to her. Angel has acclimated quickly to her new home and family. She gets along well with her pup sibling, Duchess, and has a special affinity for her new dad, following him everywhere.
After all she’s been through, she’s still a happy, sweet, and silly dog. She loves car rides and entertains her new family as she plays with her toys, throwing them up the air and then chasing after them.
Angel’s six pups have also found new homes across the region, from Reston to Annapolis. One of the pups, Beatrice (formerly Starr), is living the life of luxury in Silver Spring, being spoiled by her family and their friends. She has her own blog called Bulldog Beatrice's Adventures, and was just sent a large goodie basket full of toys and treats from her new mom’s co-workers at the Discovery Channel. Beatrice is a normal, energetic, and healthy puppy in every way, with no residual medical issues from her ear injuries.
The story of Angel and her pups resonated with Patch readers and dog lovers in our community. Mutts Matter was contacted by several rescue groups who wanted to help and share Angel’s story. We were also contacted by the local chapter of a national charity that wants to devote some of their volunteer resources to support animal rescue.
One of the biggest misconceptions some people have about rescued animals is that they are somehow broken, or more challenging, but the reality is that dogs are very resilient, and quickly adapt to a new environment and respond to a loving home. Rescue dogs from all circumstances can transition into a well-adjusted, loving member of your family.
Sadly, there are between seven to 11 million unwanted animals euthanized every year. These are healthy, adoptable pets whose only fault is that they don't have a place to call home.
The U.S. has a large overpopulation problem, and most people are unaware of how many wonderful dogs and cats are waiting in shelters and foster families for someone to love them. Angel and her pups are a testament to the virtue of rescue and the fulfillment that comes from rescuing a pup in need.
Thanks for considering rescue!