Memory of Rosie
unknown - Winter, 2002
was a beautiful girl found in terrible condition on the side
of the highway one night near St. Louis. Her rescuer took
her home and nursed her back to health even though she worked
full-time and had several other dogs and cats. Rosie lived
happily for a year, but since she'd never been shown any love
before she was saved, she had trust issues. She would only
trust her savior, but was still fearful of almost everyone
else. Afraid that someday Rosie may exhibit this fear as aggression,
her caretaker and a local pit bull rescuer made the decision
to send Rosie to the Bridge.
was given another chance at the rescuer's house, but she still
showed that she wasn't a good candidate for adoption. She
was too scared to come out of her crate, and had such behavior
problems that it hurts to think of what this poor little girl
must have endured before that night by the highway.
wounds healed, (shown in the pictures below) but sadly, her
mental scars did not.
Special thanks to Margie Kapp and Nancy Nicodemo for loving
Rosie enough to let her go...
below for Rosie's BEFORE pictures
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