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MONTY - Very Sad S

  • Dog
  • Pit Bull Terrier & American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Pit Bull Terrier & American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Warwick, RI
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
Warwick, RI


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.

Meet MONTY - Very Sad S

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Breed: Pitbull Terrier

Sex: Male

Age: appx. 1-2 years old

Weight: 50 lbs

Medical: Neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and heartworm negative!

This sweet deep decadent chocolate brown boy was hit by a pickup truck on a country road and thrown onto the median, where he laid very still like he was dead. The driver jumped out to check on Monty and discovered, when the dog lifted his head from the ground and wiggled his tail, that he had defied all odds and was still breathing. The driver picked Monty up in his arms and rushed him to the nearest animal shelter. The shelter staff then called one of our volunteers and said that Monty's leg was so mangled and he was in such an enormous amount of pain that, if our group could not immediately take him to our vet, they needed to euthanize the poor dog on the spot. We told them to take him to the clinic and drive as fast as he could.

Poor Monty had a severe compound fracture of his left rear leg. Our orthopedic surgeon performed surgery on Monty and amputated his left rear leg and relieved this sweet boy, who loves nothing more than kisses and hugs all day long, of his immense pain. He is now able to run like the wind on three legs, taking corners on two legs and screeching to a halt at the drop of a dime LOL :)

We have discovered the Monty does not have complete control of his bowel or bladder- an unfortunate consequence of being hit by a car. At first, Monty had no ability to wag him tail and we have noticed that this is improving greatly! We believe with time, that Monty will regain continence, but for now he wears diapers. Sadly, it will be very difficult to find someone willing to adopt a pit bull who only has three legs and some issues of incontinence, but we are holding out for a miracle. Monty has a magnetic personality and every single volunteer who has met him has fallen under his spell. He has the most beautiful and expressive eyes that look up as if to say, "please just give me a chance, I promise I'll be good."

Monty is excellent with other dogs and doesn't let his special needs prevent him from playing and acting like a regular dog. He also loves cats. His foster Mom said he would give them a bath with kisses all the time- he seems to love trying to take care of smaller animals. Monty would love fur brothers and sisters ;)

Adoption Donation: $250 and includes transportation costs

If you have any questions please email this dog's adoption coordinator at

If you have any questions or are interested in adopting, please visit our website and complete an online adoption application.

The adoption donation covers all pre-adoption vet costs (vaccinations, spaying/neutering (when age appropriate), heartworm testing/treatment when necessary and includes transportation up to New England ($125.00 per dog). Unless otherwise stated, all of our dogs are located outside of Rhode Island boarded either at one of our vet clinics or in foster care. If a dog is listed as "local, he /she is at one of our foster homes in New England.

PAWS of New England is not a shelter but a rescue and thus is not funded by any city or state organization - we rely solely on the donations of our adopters to help defray the costs associated with saving these precious lives.

We are often asked, "Why would you charge "so much" for a rescue pet? Why not just place it in a good home?" The answer is because we need adopters who are willing to support all rescue pets, not just the dog they adopt. A young, healthy dog might cost us $150-400 in (discounted) vet care, and many people will want to adopt it. An older one with health issues can easily cost $500-1500 in veterinary expenses, and it may require months of foster care for rehabilitation; yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee, and it may be a long time until anyone comes forward to adopt it. Fees from the younger, more adoptable dogs help offset the cost of caring for the others. Most of our dogs have a sad story to tell, and some have suffered through years of neglect or abuse. We hope that you too are willing to give an opportunity for a better life to ALL of our dogs by supporting them through adoption fees. Without these funds, our rescue efforts would not be possible.

ALL KNOWN INFORMATION IS LISTED HERE. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.

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