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15-600 Trigger Pit Bull Terrier Amityville, NY
- Red / Chestnut / Orange , White / Cream
- Coat length
- Spayed / neutered, special needs.
Meet 15-600 Trigger
Trigger came to the shelter in an obviously neglectful condition. He was emaciated, covered in wounds and in poor condition. What we thought upon first sight was a simple case of neglect and starvation, turned into a more complicated medical condition. Presenting with muscle atrophy at the top of his head, Trigger was diagnosed to have an autoimmune condition called Masticatory Muscle Myositis. Secondary to this condition, Trigger had entropion where his eyelids rolled in and the lashes caused irritation to his eyes; he did have surgery to correct this. Trigger does have limitation in opening his jaw, but he is not painful. The saddest part for Trigger is that if he had been diagnosed early, his owner could have taken him for treatment to increase the likelihood of a full recovery. While Trigger is on medications to help with the loss of jaw function, the atrophy of his head will not be reversed.
Trigger was a sweetie form the moment we met him, even on his own turf he had no hesitations to meet us, strangers to him. The image will never leave us of his wagging tail on his wounded battered body, yet all he wanted was to make friends. From that moment until the present, Triggers temperament has remained the same, a happy, joyful guy. Trigger is happy as a clam here at the shelter, the smallest things we take for granted in our own dog's lives, are what Trigger lives for now each and every day. Trigger spends his days in the office greeting everyone and he has a room set up outside of our main kennels, where he has the King suite of accommodations at night. Trigger enjoys coming in each morning to find what new soft comfy bed and toy he will have that day. Throughout the day, Trigger enjoys walks on our trail with staff and volunteers. Trigger also enjoys down time cuddling on his Kuranda bed with his human friends here at the shelter. Trigger tries to convince everyone that he is hungry by carrying his bowl around; we have even caught him falling asleep with the edge of his bowl in his mouth. We know that Trigger had experience at his previous home with other dogs who shared the yard he was in, but they were kept under stressful conditions. An adoption to a home with other dogs or children would need to be carefully considered as Trigger may have food resource guarding issues, given the prior living conditions of how he was kept.
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- Pit Bull Terrier
- Red / Chestnut / Orange
Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
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