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Farting Pit Bull Gets A Third Chance

Farting Pit Bull Gets A Third Chance

Pit bulls get a bad rap, but usually not for farting. Misty, a golden pit bull mix with a charming white streak down her forehead, had an amazingly lucky break by being adopted out of a high kill shelter in South Carolina only to be returned because she ”passes too much gas” according to a Facebook post by Greenville County Pet Rescue.

When Misty was returned to the public shelter in Greenville her luck seemed to be running out – the shelter was officially full. When publicly-funded shelters are full, they must still accept animals, but they are usually slated to go right to the euthanizing chambers, even if they are puppies and kittens.

So things were not looking good for the sweet one-year old pit bull mix. Her name was added to the shelter’s “urgent” list meaning she would be euthanized if not adopted or fostered within days.

Fortunately, a foster family stepped up, said Susan Bufano, a shelter spokesperson. The foster family has been warned about Misty’s propensity for flatulence, but they said they are happy to love her just the way she is.

Bufano is delighted as she anticipates this foster placement can buy Misty the time she needs to find a forever home.

Maybe in the meantime, the foster family can experiment with different foods and hopefully discover what triggers this poor doggie’s unfortunate bouts of flatulence.

If you have room in your home and heart to adopt Misty please contact Greenville County Animal Care Services by email at Be sure to put the pet name and ID (22263562) in the subject line. If you cannot adopt Misty, please share this post to spread the word of her availability. Together, we can find Misty a forever home.

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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4:08AM PDT on Jul 14, 2015

I'd love to see an update on this. I hope someone fell in love with Misty and gave her a "furever" home despite her noxious emissions. After all, no-one's perfect.

5:45AM PST on Nov 6, 2014

She deserves a great home, good luck Misty

10:50AM PDT on Oct 18, 2014

Good luck, Misty !

6:13AM PDT on Sep 19, 2014

Misty is a beauty! She should be loved no matter her one little fault.
I hope the foster family finds a food to cut out the gas problem and Misty finds a family who will love her - no matter what.

5:58PM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

That poor thing. She is fortunate in that the fostering family is willing to see if they can cure her problem. Otherwise, she is a beautiful do that should not be condemned for something that is not her fault.

7:52PM PDT on Jul 18, 2014

The cause is likely her diet. Hope attempts are made to change that. I adopted a cat with that issue. Within days in her new home eating different food the "issue" disappeared. Good luck to you Misty. I hope you find a loving, furever home.

2:39AM PDT on Jul 18, 2014

Let's hope she gets a home soon,no one's perfect.

1:16PM PDT on Jul 13, 2014

How heartless do you have to be to give a dog a home, and return her just because there's something that doesn't fit your liking?? And to a kill shelter?? What's your issue?? At least deal with it until you can find a loving, non-judgmental home.

8:45PM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

This is aweful. I know some people who would never have a home if it were up to these standards. It is probably just a food issue; something fouls her stomach. No one wanted to take the time to try.

7:26AM PDT on Jul 11, 2014

let the poor dog get a new loving home that doesnt care about farts

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