@Courtney Jenkins@facebook ah! she's beautiful! what a sweet face :)
@Courtney Jenkins@facebook oh no!!! I saw your post, and it was basically the most terrible thing i have ever heard. It's stories like yours that restore my faith in humanity! how wonderful that you took in a terribly abused dog and nursed it back to health. Here in chicago, there are SO many pitbulls at the shelter, so it makes me so angry to know that people continue to breed when there are so many wonderful adopta-bulls out there :)
Luckily by the time we adopted ours, she was cured of the mange-though she still has very sensitive skin and some patchy areas. I hope your little pibble makes a full recovery!
We got our Pitbull-mix, Lilly, in March from Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control. When they found her as a puppy on the streets on the south side, she had such bad demodex mange she was completely bald! She looked like a little crusty elephant dog. We had to go through a really arduous 2 month adoption process, and when I was told we could have her, it was basically the best moment of my life. Here she is looking pretty god damned adorable in a shark costume: http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/199839_10101984607886703_1830057018_n.jpg
the FCACC (fcacc.org) helps out some of the cities neediest animals (Dogs and cats!) so if you're in chicago and looking to adopt, i would highly recommend checking them out!