I have seen several pit bull rescue videos in the past. You know something, I really feel for that breed. That breed was created by humans to serve for entertainment purposes. Shortly after, the whole breeding thing started going out of control. They started breeding them a lot and an overpopulation problem soon followed. After they realized they had too many dogs, they figured they might as well start fighting the dogs with other dogs.
Unfortunately, these dogfights became brutal and they were outlawed. The dogs were severely injured and the whole thing just drove some of them a little crazy. For these dogs, fighting is all they knew. They were put under special resistance-training from the time they could walk. This made them very muscular and strong. This was a breed that had been created to be short but very strong. When you put training into that equation, the result can be quite frightening.
The way they would train them is by forcing them to fight other dogs for food. This happened from the time they were very little all the way to their adult years. This embedded fighting ‘any dog’ they saw into their brains. Add many years of doing the same thing and it’s no wonder why one of these dogs would escape and fight the first dog he encounters. Most of the owners would bring them stray dogs for them to “practice.” It is a very cruel lifestyle, but it is what it is.
The result was bad rep for the breed. People started claiming that it was an “evil breed” because they would attack on-sight. At times, the victim of the attack would not always be a dog, but a human as well. Many of these dogs have been abandoned after they are no longer able to serve a purpose for their owners. Most of them have some form of severe injury or in other cases, even a disability.
One of these dogs is Marco. He was a homeless Pit Bull rescued from the brink of death. When rescuers found him, they realized he was in very bad shape. He had a skin infection, sores all over his body, and was almost totally bald. He was rescued by GO Rescue Pet Adoption Center. They really did a wonderful job in providing him the medical attention that he desperately needed. Deep down, the rescuers knew it would be very difficult to find Marco a loving home. To make things worse, he was also blind. He wasn’t blind because of an injury, but because he suffered from terrible cataracts. The surgery that would help him would be expensive.
The rescuers have talked to a couple of people who seemed to be interested in adopting a pit bull, but as soon as they find out the condition he is in, they quickly withdraw. The hope is one last woman that is scheduled to stop by in a few minutes. Will Marco find his rescuing angel?