Pit Bull Used As Bait Dog Was Found Disfigured, Rescuers Patched Her Up In Adorable “Bonnets”

Abigail, a sweet Pit Bull mix, had an incredibly abusive start to her life. She had been used as a bait dog and had been so disfigured that it was painful to even look at her. She even had her right ear torn right off.

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Even after facing such abuse and trauma, Abigail never lost her capacity to love. And she found love for the first time when Victoria Frazier of Love is Fur Ever, a Ft. Meyers-based dog rescue, spotted her picture at a Miami dog shelter.

She had been picked up as a stray and brought to the Miami shelter. Victoria decided to pick the dog up from the shelter and foster her back at her own rescue.

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She received skin grafts and underwent multiple surgeries. The vet staff named her Abigail.

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As Abigail was all bandaged up, her bandages coincidentally looked like a bonnet.

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So, Victoria added some accessories to complete the look.

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As Abigail’s story spread and her new bonneted look went viral, hundreds of people began sending in handmade bonnets, hats, and headbands. So sweet!

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Victoria even entered Abigail into the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog of the Year contest. She was one among seven finalists, who were able to raise money for a charity of their choice.

The money that Abigail managed to raise was donated to Dogs on Deployment, an organization that finds temporary homes for soldiers’ pets while they are serving.

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Abigail was chosen as the Hero Dog of the Year and received her award at a star-studded gala in Beverly Hills.

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The dog who was on the verge of dying only a few months ago has now become a star in her own right.

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After spending seven months with Victoria, Abigail found her forever home with Jason and Megan Steinke, who also have another rescue Pit Bull. She even has her own Facebook page – Bonnets For Abigail.

What a sweet, wonderful dog who defied all odds and never forgot how to love!

Click the video below to watch sweet Abigail’s incredible journey.

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