PIT BULL USED AS WEAPON BY ROBBER TURNS OUT TO BE GENTLE - “From the very beginning, she just needed a chance to be a dog.”
A female pit bull named Scooter was once used by a robber to threaten a man and his child. The robber made it look like Scooter was tugging at the leash. However, Scooter was later rescued by a shelter and determined to be non-agressive. To everyone’s surprise Scooter turned out to be so personable that she trained for the Canine Good Citizen test. Please read the story from msnbc.com:
Scooter never did anything wrong. But last July when a father and his teenage son strolled with their bikes along the Willamette River in Portland, Ore., a robber used the gray and white pit bull to mug them. It worked.
Scooter proved to be extraordinarily loyal, never wanting to leave her foster mom’s side and even assisting as other dogs got groomed. It appeared she hadn’t played with kids before — but before long she was rolling over to welcome a belly rub from…children.
“Scooter’s story is important because it highlights a lot of dogs who are misaligned because of what they are, what their breed is,” said Collingsworth…“From the very beginning, she just needed a chance to be a dog.”
The 4-year-old pit bull seemed perfect to Kris Beattie, a retired nurse who wanted a therapy dog to help cheer up nursing-home patients. So, she adopted Scooter and brought her home. Beattie said she loves the way Scooter follows her around, gazes at her soulfully and intently watches her cook.
Scooter is an example of how some dogs just need to be given a chance to shine. Click here for the full story, and click here to see Scooter on YouTube. Also, click here to learn about a rescue organization called Born Again Pit Bull Rescue, which helped with Scooter’s rehabilitation.