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Hiker Finds Abandoned Pit Bull With Bullet Wounds, Carries Dog To Safety

PHOENIX, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas) – A good Samaritan carried a pit bull down a mountain in order to save the animal’s life.

Last Friday, a woman was hiking along a local trail when she happened upon a 2-year-old pit bull who had been shot multiple times and left to die.

The woman – Andi Davis – documented the animal before slowly approaching him. Finding the dog to be calm, she gave him a drink of water before lifting the 47-pound dog off the ground.

According to Bretta Nelson, the spokesperson for the Arizona Human Society who relayed the story to WTKR due to the family’s reluctance for media attention, Davis then began what would be an hour-long trip back to civilization.

“At first she was shaking because she was scared,” Nelson told the station. “Then she was shaking because of the weight of him.”

At one point, the dog reportedly stopped moving.

However, she ultimately got the dog to the state’s Humane Society in time, where veterinarians were able to help him – despite finding bullet fragments near his spine, a bullet in his neck and an open wound in his abdomen.

Davis’ 10-year-old daughter Jessi told Nelson in a letter that the pit bull’s condition made her “very sad.”

“When my mom found our new dog on the mountain, my heart broke at the first sight of him,” she was quoted as saying in the letter by WTKR. “I thought I would never see him again. I knew he was in good hands, but I still felt very sad.”

The family has now taken on the role of foster family for the dog – now named Elijah.

“Mom has a dog, dad has a dog, I have a dog,” Jessi added in her letter, explaining that Elijah is the latest addition to a family of foster pets. “Elijah is the family dog. Because he’s special.”

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  1. jlh99 says:

    Reblogged this on Jerod's House and commented:
    This is a truly good samaritan.

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