Just under two weeks ago, Khalessi was found on a lady’s lawn. The woman called Orange County Animal Services (Florida), who took them to their shelter.
No one known will ever know what really happened to her.
What’s obvious is that she was horribly, disturbingly abused, probably for her entire life the vets say.
Weighing only 20 pounds when rescued, the two-year-old pitty mix has no nasal cavity, missing part of her upper jaw due to a past trauma and has trouble walking due to a broken back, ribs and hind legs.
In what had to be fate, Stephanie Paquin, Founder and Director of Passion 4 Pits and her husband, Mike Fleury were at the Orange County shelter picking up another dog. The shelter manager asked them if they wanted to take on a “very special dog.”
Although forewarned of her appearance and abuse, it was still overwhelming for Paquin when she first saw her.
She was also overwhelmed by Khalessi’s spirit – which was unbroken despite the horrendous horrors she had endured.
She is happy, friendly, and has a tail that just doesn’t stop wagging.
She had to be saved and so they took her into the rescue to get her fixed up. But her personality needs no fixing!
Where can donations be made?
You can donate through the website http://passion4pits.com
If you would like to mail a check or send a donation directly to her vet, please message us and we can give you the information. Dr. Hayes phone number is 727-378-9008 if you would like to call in a donation directly to khalessi’s care.
Is Khalessi up for adoption?
No. Khalessi is currently with Stephanie (the founder of Passion4Pits Rescue) and will stay with her or another foster close to the rescue throughout her treatment. She will not be available for adoption until all of her surgeries are completed.
Is there a waiting list for her adoption?
No. We are currently focused on getting her healthy before we even think about potential adopters.
How much are her surgeries going to cost?
As of today (8-16-2015) we are currently waiting for the orthopedic surgeon to give us an exact or at least a close estimated amount. Khalessi had her full workup on Friday, 8-14, so once we have that information, we will post what costs will be. Any questions regarding the amount, donations, etc can be either directed to Stephanie at Passion 4 Pits Rescue (email is firstname.lastname@example.org) or directly to Dr. Hayes at Hays Towne Veterinary Hospital 727-378-9008
She is in pain, why don’t you just put her out of her misery?
This one comes up a lot on other posts. She is uncomfortable, yes, but she is not in pain. Please understand that if Mike & Stephanie would of thought she was in pain, they would not put her through all of this. She has an AMAZING spirit, she is one of the most happy go lucky dogs and is full of spunk.
The biggest thing about her, however, is her personality. Everyone who meets her can’t believe how happy she is – look at how she soaks up the love on a recent shopping trip.
We all hope for justice, but know it’s a slim chance. They are asking that if you do know anything about what may have happened to her or who was involved that you contact Passion 4 Pits or the Orange County Animal Services.
For now, we are just happy that Khalessi is getting the chance to live the life she deserves and to be an ambassador for fighting dogs. Way to go Khalessi!