Abigail, a 3-year-old Pitbull mix, was found November 14th, 2016 during a raid on a suspected fighting operation in Miami. Unfortunately, like many others, Abigail had fallen victim to being used as a bait dog.
Abigail arrived at Miami-Dade Animal Services in Florida where she was presented for numerous wounds to the body and face. She was very anemic, infested with tick and worst of all missing the entire half of her entire face, including her ear. Barely recognizable, her right ear had been completely ripped down to the ear drum.
Fur Ever Dog Rescue, saw Abigail posted on Facebook and took immediate action to rescue her. After spending one day at the shelter, Abigail arrived at Pets First Wellness Center in critical condition and needed immediate medical attention due to her injuries. Over the course of time, Abigail would receive numerous operations to reconstruct her face. Arthrex generously donated an advanced microcurrent generating wound dressing, Jumpstart, to help with the recovery process.
After several months of treatment and procedures, Abigail’s wounds miraculously healed with the help of Pets First caring veterinary staff and Arthrex’s donation. After a long recovery process, Abigail now lives happily with her new adopted family. She enjoys her time running, playing, swimming and most of all cuddling.
Abigail’s heart touching story continues to build a huge fan base across the world. Abigail will continue to be the ambassador for her breed to raise awareness in the fight against organized dog fighting.
Abigail Was Featured In People Magazine!
Hero Dog Awards – WINNER!
The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® are an annual, nationwide competition that searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, or simply providing the tail-wagging welcome a pet owner relishes at the end of a hard day. Dogs compete in seven different categories for the Hero Dog Awards: Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs, Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Guide/Hearing Dogs, and Emerging Hero Dogs (the category for “ordinary” dogs who do extraordinary things). The Hero Dog Awards celebrate the powerful, age-old bond between dogs and people – and give recognition to courageous acts of heroism performed by our four-legged best friends.
Following nearly a million votes by the American public and the opinions of an expert panel of celebrity animal lovers and dog experts, our very own Abigail has been named this year’s most courageous canine, besting 187 other heroic hounds and capturing the top title of “American Hero Dog” at the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®.