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Damien - A gentleman in need

Damien is a rescue dog in need. Read his amazing tale and his journey toward a better life!

So - many of us out there share a devotion to Pit bulls and other bully breeds. We will protect and defend them with our lives, just like they would do for us. Unfortunately, many dont realize just how lovely pitty's are. They don't give them a chance to show their true colors. Devoted, loyal, loving - they are some of the most fantastic creatures I have ever had the pleasure of sharing my life with. And yet, every day, hundreds die in shelters. Cold - alone. Some perfect - some broken inside. No matter what they've experienced, no matter how hard they've tried, they aren't given a chance. Labeled as a 'pit bull' - they are thrown out, deemed vicious. One of my greatest hopes for this coming generation is that they see, and understand, how stereotyping people and animals can have such a significant effect on them. Pit Bull's have a heart of gold, and a mind like no other.

And so, with pleasure, I introduce Damien! Gray hair spots his muzzle, brown eyes lead the way to the kindest heart. A senior pup at about 7 years old, who deserves to live out the rest of his life in comfort, and with love - more then he could ever possibly imagine. And, on January 24th, our rescue (Tails Of Courage) stepped up to provide him just that - a chance to receive what every dogs wishes to posses - a home. However, most fairy 'tails' have a twist. Damien, a plain brown pit with a heart of gold, has a cancerous tumor growing on the side of his muzzle. If it is not removed, he won't have much longer to live. All his waiting, wishing, wanting, for a home that only wants to love him will go to waste. A brilliant mind, a fantastic heart, all will go to the ground. Damien was rescued from a cruelty situation where his owners were providing him with absolutely no medical care and sadly we are told were abusing Damien.  Yet somehow, and isn't this always the way, Damien has remained a sweetheart and wants to please people.  On January 28th he was transported from the shelter directly to our amazing veterinarian, Dr. Diane Ford, with the medical records provided by the shelter vet.  His surgery to remove the tumor and to begin his chemotherapy treatment will begin this week.  Damien will then enter the Tails of Courage:Heroic Paws program and be available for adoption when he is ready. 

We are going to need all the help we can get to get Damien the medical funds he so desperately needs to survive. Please, help us get Damien the closest to heaven that he'll ever be, only with all four paws touching the earth, and his head on the lap of a new mommy. To donate to Damien, please visit http://tailsofcourage.chipin.com/damiens-surgery

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