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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 petrescue@greenvillecounty.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.

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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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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

2:10AM PDT on Jul 11, 2014

Thank you

2:22PM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

This reminds me of my mother's old dog...anytime she passed some gas, we would always point to my brother. He kept saying it was the dog and we replied "quit blaming the poor dog!"

8:48AM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

Really, what is a little gas in return for unconditional love!

7:34PM PDT on Jul 9, 2014

How shallow some people can be, if you had a child that was gassy, would you give them up for adoption??!!! NO! You'd find out why they have all that gas, which is usually with what they're eating, and you'd correct it. Some people should never have an animal. Good luck, Misty. You're a beauty and you look sweet. Whoever adopts you will be the lucky one.

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