Thursday, February 19, 2009

Oh, Oogie

When he was just a puppy, Oogy was living in a hell on earth. He was tied to a stake and used as bait for pit bulls in a dogfighting ring. He'd been thrown in a cage and left to die, and the police raided the facility. He was brought to Ardmore Animal Hospital, and they saved him. Dr. Bianco, a veterinarian, says Oogy was still a puppy when he first treated the dog's severe damage. He basically had the side of his face ripped off, his jaw was crushed, his skull was damaged. He's lucky to be alive. Larry Levin and his twin boys were at the vet to drop off their cat when Oogy walked down the hall…and right into their hearts. "He looked like part of him had melted," Larry says. "But he just covered us with kisses. It's like he didn't know that anything bad had happened to him—he was just full of love. He jumped in our arms." When Larry found out the dog didn't belong to anyone, he asked Dr. Bianco if he could adopt him. "I couldn't believe my good luck," Larry says. "That's how I felt about this dog right from the start." Source


missbreezysbox said...

Larry is lucky to have such a determined soul.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Poor guy


The Nag said...

It's hard to believe that people can be so cruel. How wonderful that this little guy could overcome such obstacles.

Julie said...

I actually saw a portion of the story on Oprah, so I HAD to Google him to find out the rest of the story.

What a lot of love and caring Oogie is bringing to the world.