Far too often, human prejudice against shelter animals often leads what-could-be amazing companion animals to a death sentence. This sad but true fact means that out of about 3.9 million dogs entering shelters annually, 1.2 million are euthanized … sometimes because negative stereotypes leave them unwanted.

Rosebud the English bulldog was placed on the “red list” at her shelter and had just 24 hours left to live. That was until Emma, a worker from Dogs Without Borders, came to the rescue. Rosebud had lived her life as a breeding dog who was constantly pregnant or nursing litters of puppies. When she could no longer bear pups, her owners dumped her on the side of the road without any concern of where Rosebud may end up.

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With the bulldog emaciated, Dogs Without Borders was able to provide the abandoned pooch with a warm home, good food, and lots of necessary love. Though years of neglect and abuse had definitely taken its toll on the big sweetheart, Rosebud was able to start recovery within a mere three weeks.

In the end, Rosebud’s story is one that reminds us that, even though shelter pets can sometimes have issues, it’s nothing a little love and support can’t cure!