After my dog Princess died in February, I met many great people whose lives have been touched by our plight to remove pet treats made in China off of the store shelves in the U.S. One of the ladies I talk to on Facebook, Debbie Davidson, lives in New York and posts pictures of dogs that are about to be put to sleep and need someone to adopt them. I then cross share the pictures to honor the memory of Princess, hoping I can help another dog because I was unable to help her.
You just never know who may see a dog and feel compelled to save him. That's exactly what happened last week with Bullis the PitBull from New York. Below was his story attached to his picture that I shared on my Facebook wall after Debbie had shared it, after Montana Antler Chews & Dog Supplies shared it, and so on and so on. You share it and ask everyone you know to share it hoping someone will adopt them. This was his story:
I know it is late, but we have a CODE RED URGENT in New York!!! Please read all of Bullis' info below and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!!
Brown with white spot on chest and feet.
Estimated to be 3 years old.
Bullis was found as a stray two weeks ago. His stray hold is up and he needs a place to go ASAP. Since he was a stray he will need vetting and to be neutered.
Bullis is a very sweet guy, but is very reserved. Best guess is that he was a kennel dog or tied outside in the past, so he is not used to lots of commotion or everyday human interaction. He has been tested with other dogs...he did great, no issues seen at all. He actually seems more confident around them. Despite being scared and nervous, he has shown ZERO aggression. Overall great boy, just needs time to be able to get comfortable and come out of his shell. He does have scars on his face, chin, around his his, in his ears, and a few on his body. Not exactly sure where they are from, but like said above his IS DOG FRIENDLY!
Bullis's time has RUN OUT. He was supposed to be PTS last Friday (11/30/2012), but he has captured our hearts so we are TRYING to buy him some more time in hopes that someone can step up to help/take him.
Bullis is located in Marilla, NY. Email @ email@example.com, for more information. Please put "Bullis" or "Pitbull needing rescue" in the subject line, to be sure the email gets read.
Unbeknownst to me, THIS is what had been going on in the Bullis home the week before I sent them the picture of Bullis the PitBull from New York:
- They had decided the week before that they were going to adopt a dog.
- And not just any dog, they had decided they would adopt a rescued Pit Bull. They would just have to save up the money for it first.
- Mike Bullis' vacation at work was moved up a week, and so, unbelievably, here he was at home, on vacation for a week, with what seemed like no plans.
- They had saved up $500 for Christmas presents. They realized with the Christmas money, they COULD rent a car and drive to New York to save him.
Elaine Bullis read how this pit bull was a "Code Red", meaning his time had run out and he was about to be put to sleep. She saw at the bottom it read, "if you're interested in helping, write Bullis, or Pit Bull needing rescue in the subject line." So the story ended with words like "Bullis Pitbull needing rescue." Elaine said she stared at his picture and story for 20 minutes. Was this suppose to be their dog?
They asked their daughter Shayla, because all of their Christmas money would need to go to this trip to save this dog. They'd have a new dog but not much else under the tree. They all agreed it's what they wanted to do with their Christmas money.
So about a week ago, Mike Bullis rented a car and drove from Wisconsin to near Buffalo, New York and rescued Bullis the Pit Bull. He is the sweetest most docile dog. He loves all of them and their other dog Buddy already. Here he is with Mike/his new dad his first day in Wisconsin.
I noticed that those white "spots"
looked more like a Cross or Angels wings to me.
Everyone thinks they're nuts for doing this, for driving a thousand miles a week before Christmas, taking all their Christmas money to save a dog. Not us. Their sacrifice showed true Christmas spirit. They opened their home, their hearts, and their wallets to do this remarkable thing. Now they have a beautiful new dog, with a home and hearts filled with love, as it should be at this time of year.
(and their dogs Buddy & Bullis), our friends.