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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.