When a human acts out in an effort of self defense, there is a chance that they will be forgiven for their crime. When an animal does, however, the logistics are a little more tricky. This is a predicament that happens much more often than you'd think, and a sweet pup named Blue Diamond is living through the nightmare that comes after.
Terry Miller rescued Blue from another abusive family member when the pit was only three months old. For the next seven years, Miller and his loyal dog became the best of friends. The trouble came around when Miller had to move in with his ailing mother to take care of her full-time...but his previously abusive nephew also lived there.
When the nephew made an advance at Miller, Blue Diamond jumped in to protect his life-long best friend and rescuer. He bit the nephew and, in the confusion of the scuffle, unfortunately also clamped down on Miller's mother. The dog was taken away form the family and placed into quarantine for a month, and is now on the most urgent list to be saved from being euthanized.
Blue Diamond can't return to his dad's home, since it's also the home of the abusive nephew...
So Miller takes a cab to the shelter every day to sit outside of Blue's cage from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., even though Miller is battling cancer himself.
Blue couldn't help but defend his owner against their mutual abuser, but now his life is in danger as a result of his instinct to protect the man who saved him.
Just look at this innocent face:
http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACO1.A4041082Carson Shelter, Gardena, California216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California310.523.9566, M-TH 12pm - 7pm, F-SU - 10am - 5pmPHOTO THREAD https://www.facebook.com/171850219654287/photos/a.172032662969376.1073741830.171850219654287/405758356263471/?type=3&theaterPosted by Saving Carson Shelter Dogs on Thursday, May 7, 2015
Blue is desperate for a foster home in the Gardena, California, area and needs all the help he can get finding one. Share his story to get the word out about this loyal and sweet pup...hopefully a combined effort will find this dog a new life outside of this concrete cell and away from his abusive past.