A hopeless pit bull now affectionately known as ‘Mama Jade’ was found wandering up to the porch of 23-year-old Nashville local Christianna Willis. The dog chose the right house. Christianna happened to be an animal hospital employee and was able to give the immediate care the dog desperately needed.
She heartbreakingly noticed that Mama Jade showed signs of injuries indicating that she had been mistreated and had been used as a bait dog in dog fighting. In addition to the injuries she had sustained, she was also diagnosed with breast cancer. After learning the extent of her injuries, she posted a heartfelt Craiglist letter addressed to the person responsible for the abuse.
“Last Friday night, your dog wandered right up to my porch. Evidence of abuse she had somehow escaped riddled her body. The fresh bite marks on her muzzle, the scars that covered her body, the exposed pink and purple flesh around her neck where she was obviously tied up with ropes that cut their way into her skin. The obvious signs that she had been bred, relentlessly, time after time. The pressure wounds on her elbows that bled whenever they touched nearly anything, from being tied and forced to lay on the cement ground and metal cage mesh.”
“None of those things are even the worst part. Upon checking her teeth to determine her approximate age, I burst into tears. I found that you had pulled the majority of them out and the ones you have left had been filed down. And you did this without anesthesia, that I am sure of. You did this so she couldn’t fight back. You did this so she couldn’t injure any dogs you had trained to fight when you threw her in there with them. With each bite of her they took and each yelp she cried, they’d look at you for reassurance because all they wanted was to please you. Loyalty is in their blood. Violence is not.”
On Christianna’s rest day the next morning, she brought the dog to the animal hospital she works for proper treatment. The staff had fallen inlove with her that when they found out she has breast cancer, it broke their hearts even more. They fed her soft food enough for her to digest without having to chew given that her teeth were ripped out. They had planned to put the animal down so she would no longer suffer.
“We are all impressed of how trusting of humans she is. Most dogs, on the other hand, totally terrify her. Regardless of the size, she growls in dread and tucks her tail in between her legs. Tomorrow, Mama will finally feel peace. And when she closes her eyes and takes her last breath, I’ll be there. I’ll hold her big old head and tell her how much I love her. As her soul leaves her battered body and dries the tears enough to see, I’ll document every bruise, every bite, each cut, scrape and gash. I’ll photograph her teeth, or rather where her teeth once were. I’ll turn every evidence and post it where everyone will see. I’ll use it to educate children about the horrors of dog fighting. Teaching children right from wrong is the only way to put a stop to this. If I ever find out who did this, I honestly don’t know what to do. But it would most likely contacting your mother informing her of what exactly a monster she managed to raise.”
Then, something extraordinary happened. The post went viral and Christianna received an overwhelming response causing her to put up a fund to cover Mama’s cancer medication giving her a second chance at life. Her previous two years have actually been abundant with love. She remains to provide happiness to Christianna’s life and the lives of a lot of people she comes across.