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When you think of a puppy, you probably think of their happy, bright eyes and their wagging tails. You don’t think of a small animal who’s been injured and abandoned in the woods. Sadly, that’s exactly how sweet Amari was found.

Recently, a couple of good Samaritans saw a six-month-old Pit Bull puppy stumbling out of a wooded area near Detroit, headed toward a busy road. Thankfully, they stopped and took the puppy straight to the local emergency veterinarian hospital. 

Veterinarians found several large open wounds that had quickly become severely infected. Who would hurt an innocent animal like this!?

A ReJoyceful Animal Rescue was called in and Amari was taken to Oakland Veterinary Referral Services, where she will receive the best care possible. It’s believed the wounds are the result of dog fights, with some of the wound even exposing the bone. 

Despite all little Amari has been through, A ReJoyceful Animal Rescue says that she shows signs of affection and will even wag her tail. 

The rescue expects Amari to spend at least two weeks in the hospital under critical care. After, multiple follow up surgeries will be needed to close the wounds. You’re in our thoughts, Amari! 

The rescue estimates Amari’s care to cost upwards of $15,000. If you would like to donate to A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue, you can here. If anyone has information on what happened to Amari, please contact local Detroit authorities.



While it’s not known with certainty if Amari was used for dog fighting, it wouldn’t be surprising considering the American Pit Bull Terriers are considered the “dog of choice”for dog fighting.

Pit Bulls are not inherently dangerous. They are trained to fight by people who are interested in making a profit and providing “entertainment” in the form of a dog fight. These dogs are forced to fight to the death in many instances, and those who cannot go on are abandoned, or killed by electrocution, gunshot, or other cruel means.

It is not the dogs who are cruel and vicious, but rather those behind their training. If they are treated with respect and trained properly, Pit Bulls will exhibit little to no negative traits (just ask a loving Pit Bull adopter).

If you happen to come across a dog or cat, or any other animal in need, check out these Animal Rescue Hotlines. You could save a life, just like Amari’s!

All image source: A ReJoyceful Animal Rescue/Facebook