This is Rex.
Or, I should say, this was Rex.
Rex was starved, covered in fleas, and stuffed in a dropbox on a hot day. The Baldwin County Animal Control Center in Summerdale, Alabama, brought him in… and he weighed only 46 pounds.
This is Rex now.
Last week, he left the shelter to go to his forever home! He weighed 56 pounds!
Look at that smile!
I love that the county shelter gave Rex a chance. They found him a family who will love him to pieces and ensure he enjoys his golden years. Every single dog deserves that chance.
I was copied on an email update from his forever family reporting on what Rex has been up to his first week at home. Apparently the dear boy decided to jump up and help himself to the treat buffet during his first trip to a pet store. Hilarious! (Emmett is giving him a fist bump for that move!)
Ah, the good life!
We’re inundated with horror stories about animals being abused, about the plight of pit bulls across the world, about neglect, about pit bulls who need to be pulled out of county shelters immediately, and on and on.
So, I think it’s incredibly important that when a story like this comes along, we share it and we celebrate it!
Because this is the transformative power of pit bull rescue: Not only was Rex transformed, but the people who shared his story and participated in his recovery are all transformed, too.
I’m so grateful for the work of the Baldwin County Animal Control Center in saving Rex.
I love stories like this. It helps to restore a little faith and spread hope.
Plus, we all need a happy ending now and again, right? And it looks like Rex is getting his!