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Pit Bull Set To Be Put Down For Barking At Another Dog Gets One Extra Day

Written by: Dee Michaels
Dee Michaels is a passionate and accomplished writer, renowned for his heartwarming and engaging stories on more
| Published on April 6, 2024

Moose’s tale begins with a harrowing ordeal, having survived a gunshot that left her with a bullet embedded in her lung. This grim scenario positioned her on the brink of euthanasia, a fate all too common for injured animals in overcrowded shelters. However, destiny intervened when Mickey stumbled upon Moose’s story, a narrative that struck a chord and spurred into action.

By a stroke of luck or perhaps fate, an available kennel provided Moose with a brief reprieve—an additional day that proved to be the turning point in her story. Seizing this window of opportunity, Mickey stepped forward with a heartfelt application to adopt Moose, a gesture of hope amidst the uncertainty of her situation.

The logistics of distance did little to deter the rescue mission, as arrangements were made to transport Moose from Texas to Virginia. This journey marked the beginning of a new chapter for Moose, one filled with the promise of healing and the comfort of a forever home. Mickey’s decision to adopt Moose was not just an act of compassion but a testament to the belief in second chances and the transformative power of kindness. Together, they embarked on a journey of recovery and companionship, proving that even in the face of adversity, there is always a chance for a new beginning.


Upon arriving at her new home, Moose was nervous but quickly warmed up to Mickey and her new surroundings. Surprisingly, Moose appeared to have had a previous owner as she was fully potty trained and knew the command “drop it.” Despite being labeled as a “behavioral euthanasia” case, Moose’s only noted issue was barking at another dog.

Moose’s friendly and loving temperament has been a pleasant surprise for Mickey. She is currently training to be a service dog for Mickey, who has mobility issues. In addition, Mickey is considering getting Moose certified as a therapy dog, as she loves interacting with people, especially children.


Unfortunately, Moose’s breed faces a significant stigma. Mickey recalls going on walks with a friend who has an Australian Shepherd, and people would stop to take pictures and pet her friend’s dog while ignoring Moose. Despite her difficult first year of life, Moose is eager to be everyone’s best friend.

Mickey has had Moose for almost a year and a half now, and their bond has grown stronger. Moose has become more attached to Mickey and is glued to her side, especially when Mom isn’t feeling well. The bullet in Moose’s lung has not moved and does not bother her. Removing it would cause more damage, so it remains in place.


Mickey is grateful that Moose is safe but saddened by the number of wonderful dogs that are euthanized each year due to lack of space or perceived behavioral issues. Moose’s story is a testament to the importance of giving animals a second chance and not judging them based on their breed or past experiences.

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