Adeline: Bait Dog fighting for her life.
Imagine having your mouth and limbs bound. Then being repeatedly attacked and abused over and over and over. This is the life that most Bait Dogs live. Read the story of Tiny Adeline a survivor of a dog-fighting ring.
Adeline was found on the streets of Newark a few days ago, her body torn up with bite wounds. She was taken to an Emergency Vet for treatment for these wounds covering her petite body. The officers who found Adeline can only guess she was used as a bait dog given her 20 pound build and sweet, forgiving nature.
Adeline immediately stole the heart of a Pathway To Hope volunteer who knew they needed to do something. After being taken back to the shelter for medical care, Pathway staff were told that she urgently needed a foster and quarantine due to her bite wounds. There was no space to hold a dog for quarantine at the shelter. Adeline fell into the quarantine category only because she was dumped, and though we know she is victim to dog fighting, it is policy.
Without a definitive plan A Pathway To Hope volunteers knew that Adeline needed rescue. Yesterday, Adeline joined Pathway and was hospitalized again at AERA to treat her wounds. She was regurgitating and had air under her skin, and her wounds were raw and painful, but she never stopped wanting to find an open lap to curl up into.
We have partnered with A Pathway To Hope to help raise the funds needed for Adeline's care. You can make a difference in Adeline's life one tee, hoodie or bracelet at a time!
A Pathway to Hope
A Pathway to Hope rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes stray and abandoned dogs and cats. We focus in two main areas: south to north rescue of northern breed dogs and the rescue of abandoned cats that cannot survive on their own. We are comprised of a small group of foster homes and are committed to the care of our rescue dogs and cats for as long as necessary. We have a network of volunteers from the southern states to the northeast, who transport, foster and screen potential adopters.