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Rescued Pit Bull Who Survived Years of Dogfighting Finds His Forever Home

Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, dogs, dogfighting )

- 1774 days ago -
Bulletproof Sam is a dogfighting survivor. He was rescued along with 16 other dogs in Jacksonville, FL in Feb, 2012. The 8-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier fought for most of his life and managed to survive. His face bears the scars. Grab a tissue!

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Nicole W (646)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:04 pm
Thank you Karen!

Ellen G (325)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:17 pm
He is beautiful and hope he lives a happy care free life. Like a King.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:17 pm
Thank you, Nicole! I just want to grab him up and hug him. I CAN'T UNDERSTAND DOG FIGHTING!!!

Cher C (1429)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:19 pm

Thnx hun!


Karen Gee (97)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:19 pm

****************THANK YOU NICOLE*****************


Mary T (358)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:20 pm
Shared the story on FB...humans are horrible, the poor dog survived so much because someone's greed. hope the bastard got some prison time...thank you Nicole

Kit B (276)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:23 pm

I think it would take some very sick minds to understand dog fighting. Sam has a home and his is finally safe.
That's all that really counts now. Though I sure wouldn't mind seeing those that hurt Sam, and we know they hurt others, going off to jail.

Jim P (3257)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:34 pm
Nice story... Enjoyed that Sam has a forever home after years of dog fighting.

Ty, Nicole.

naomi cohen (55)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:54 pm
thank you, sweet nicole. this beautiful baby deserves to have the best life any dog could hope for.

Cindy Rhodes (106)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:04 pm
noted & signed, thank you Nicole!!

penny C (83)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:05 pm
Thanks Nicole.

Cindy Rhodes (106)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:06 pm
noted & shared, thank you Nicole!!

Monica T (278)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:07 pm
Thank you for yet another beautiful story, Nicole!

Sun c (95)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:07 pm
Thank you for the happy story Nicole! I LOVE Sam! I hope those F@ckers rot slowly and their teeth fall off just like Sam.

Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:23 pm
Sam deserves years of love and hugs! Thanks Nicole.

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:38 pm
Sweet dreams, coming true

Good night, ty Nicole

Laurie H (817)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:47 pm
Many Thanks Nicole & Monica for sending!!! I needed this happy ending & I'm so glad for Sam----tears of happiness!!!!! ~

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 9:28 pm
Thank you so much Nicole for such a happy story and ending! Sam looks so happpppy!!!

Marianne B (107)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 9:29 pm
read this story,and I'm so happy that he survived and can show "humans"(not their abusers),they are INHUMANE, they can still love.

Twyla Sparks (208)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 9:33 pm
Noted and shared.

JL A (281)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 9:35 pm
Good news! Thanks!

Billy B (127)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 9:42 pm
noted & shared, thank you Nicole!!

Tuesday July 16, 2013, 9:56 pm
Noted. Good story with a happy ending, glad he found a forever home. Thanks Nicole

Animae C (513)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 10:32 pm
Than.q Nicole : )

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 10:45 pm
Sam is safe and sound at last & I am happy for him in his, and in name f those who didnítí make it.
Thank you Nicole.

Sharon Wardle (103)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:24 pm
Sam seems so loving & I'm so glad he now has a family who loves him as much as he loves them.
Many animals like dogs, elephants etc can teach us humans so much about forgiveness & love

Katka O (279)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:31 pm
This is so beautiful. Thank you Nicole

Lydia S (155)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:45 pm
Nice to know this dog survived and got the loving home all dogs deserve .

Julie E (405)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:52 pm
A special loving dog that had a bad rap, goes to a loving home. Now how cool is that! He deserves peace and happiness and I am so glad he is getting it. Some shelters may have given up on him. Thank you Nicole!

Ali Gore (11)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:04 am
A happy ending for Sam, sadly theres many many dogs still in this situation. More action needs to be taken against the barbaric people that use animals in this way

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:16 am
I so wish that the rubbish scum of the earth that put these beautiful dogs into fighting, get savaged by them. Poor Sam, he is so disfigured but just exudes such love and happiness. What a cruel life he had to live before he found such compassionate humans to care for him. May his life forever be filled with happiness, love, peace, walks, hugs, food and loads of kisses.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:33 am
thank you.

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:38 am
Thank you! On his Facebook page he seems to be soooo happy with his wonderful family, it's really heartwarming :-*)))

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:39 am
Dog fight should be banned globally. Thank you Nicole...

Andrea Nemec (213)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:45 am
Noted! I love happy endings! :)
Thanks for sharing Nicole!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:58 am
thank you for sharing this beautiful story

jeanne schreurs (205)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:34 am
Thanks for sharing everyone.

How in the world it is possible using dogs and other animals for fighting???!!!!!

Luckely one safed.

Anne W (11)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:40 am
A dream come true - in two ways, one that he got out of that hellhole and into a pitbull sanctuary where he was already safe, and two that he got his forever home. I wish this brave boy a wonderful long and happy life. I am crossing my fingers and toes that all will go well and that he will be very much loved for the rest of his time. Sam, you're adorable! xxxx

Gabriella Serafino (92)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:03 am
He is so beautiful.. His beautiful face make me cry of joy..
I'd like to embrace this dog and all the exploited dogs of the world.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:11 am
Thanks, I'm grateful.

Lisa W (143)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:45 am
Thanks for this story Nicole! Is Sam just the sweetest, most adorable and lovable looking man! I am so glad he has a loving home that he has deserved all along!!

Danuta W (1249)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:29 am

Carmen S (611)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:42 am
Thanks Nicole, dogfighting is something I will never understand, just can't grasp how anyone would do that.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:51 am
Just wish people who want to enjoy this kind of cruelty would take up boxing and do their own fighting and leave the animals alone. Cowards all!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:10 am
noted 17/7,thank you

Cyrille D (140)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:11 am
Jacksonville, Florida. February 2012. Meaning that when I was in Florida, he and the other dogs were enduring pure torture. One never imagines that hell is next door... Noted. Grateful for the good ending.

Dwain La'Brooy (331)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:13 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing Nicole!

. (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:25 am
God save "Champion Sam" he really need some beautiful life
Noted - thank you Nicole for this so beautiful new

Darlene W (303)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:36 am
Thank you Nicole--

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:39 am
Allow them a home

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:48 am


Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:48 am
Noted and shared with thanks.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:06 am
Thanks for another post with a happy ending.

Lisa N (206)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:45 am
Sooo happy "Sam" found a forever home, where he is loved, cared for & pampered! Thanks so much Nicole for another feel good rescue story. Refreshing for all of us! We have to deal with such sad news most of the time. Makes a nice change! :)

Cinzia Palamara (26)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:56 am
Very happy to know that he has, at las,t all the love he deserves! Noted & shared. Thank you very much for posting, Nicole.

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:59 am
My heart is so happy for him. He deserves all the love and treats his little ol soul can stand and then some. What a sweetheart. I hope his forever home knows just how special he really is. I think they do. :)

As for the dogmen......what I would like to see done to them is not printable ...... but it has to do with dirt pits and......Karma.

Diane K (134)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:31 am
Poor Sam! Happy to see he now has a good home! Thanks Nicole!

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:42 am

Nicola Lester (21)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:14 am
Noted. Thank you Nicole!

Barbara F (47)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:26 am
Noted and shared! Thank you Nicole! What a great story!

Annemie O (153)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:29 am
Thanks, noted

. (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:36 am
Great story -thanks

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:38 am
I hope that he gets all the love he deserves.

Susan B (5)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:03 am
There are times when things can get no better. This is one of those times. Peace.

Elm Morrison (357)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:41 am
Poor Sam. May you now be loved forever.

Elm Morrison (357)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:55 am
His Facebook page is awesome. So much love on that mangled face & he adores his new family.

Sandra K. Walker (92)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:25 am
I am so glad this precious baby has a home.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:29 am
Noted and shared! God bless sweet Sam and his new loving family; and you too, dear Nicole, for posting this great story :-)

Suzanne L (99)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:39 am
Very touching and amazing story. Enduring such a horrible life, yet Sam never lost his ability to love and be loved.

Christina C (43)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:59 am
I am so happy that sweet Sam finally found the loving home he deserves. Thank you for sharing his story Nicole!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:24 pm
Wonderful story. It's great that he has a forever home.

Yvette S (35)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:29 pm
Very sad story with a happy end Thanks Nicole

Valerie H (133)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:37 pm
.....excellent ending......thank you for sharing!

Malgorzata Z (198)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:37 pm
To straszne, co ten pies musiał wycierpieć, mam nadzieję, że znajdzie dobry dom i będzie szczęśliwy.

Paul Girardin (126)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:47 pm
Noted & Shared!

Kitty Cather (6)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:12 pm
tears today

Ruth M (235)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:40 pm
It just goes to show after all the cruelty this dog just wants to be lived! Thanks Nicole

Mike H (252)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:40 pm
I wish Sam the best. Thanks rescuers

Karen B (8)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:53 pm
Sam, is a more beautiful inside and outside creature, than a lot of people I know.!!! He never deserved the horrific life he had before.!!! So grateful he has found a forever home.!!! God love him, a remarkable survivor.!!!

Maria S (95)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:55 pm
I'm so glad for Sam. Thanks to the rescuers and Nicole for posting.

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:09 pm
Gladly noted, So this dog has a brand new life now!!! Thank you Nicole!

Irene Leggett (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:14 pm
We humans could certainly learn about compassion and empathy from Sam. Despite his terrible past, all he wants is to be loved. Lets hope he now will be loved and cared for forever in his new home. Kudos to his rescuers and to all that fought to rebuild his life and get him a forever home.

Christine S (134)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:42 pm
Poor sweetheart. Many thanks to all involved in his rescue!

Joe R (190)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:44 pm
Great story Tanks Nicole.

deb s (145)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:46 pm
Ahhhh so glad now he can find peace and receive true love and not have to fight to stay alive see pits are like all animals they are amazing and bounce back forgiving

Ravenna C (20)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:05 pm
I just love the picture of him with his big smile in the little blue pool. He looks so happy :-)

Marianne B (107)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:27 pm
God bless him & his new owners!!

Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:41 pm
I am just amazed at the resilience of dogs like Sam. Their capacity to love even after so much horrible abuse should be a lesson to all of us. I hope his abusers get the karma they so richly deserve. May the sun shine on your back Sam and the wind forever fill your sails. A lifetime of love and play should be yours forever. Thanks again for such a wonderful happy ending story Nicole.

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:05 pm
Read and noted. Thank you for this heartwarming story. Makes me feel good.

Kat K (54)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:24 pm
OMG!!! Bless this precious little soul, and my heartfelt thanks go out to all involved in rescuing the dogs from that hellhole. Sam is beautiful and so loving. I am so happy that he has a happy forever home. He deserves the best life he could possibly be given. Thanks for this story with such a happy ending.

Betty Kelly (4)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:50 pm
How Sam survived 8yrs in Hell I don't know. So glad he has a loving home now.

Mary R (280)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:24 pm

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:37 pm
It is so nice to see a happy story! I say happy, because despite all the hardships of his life, he obviously never gave up hope for a loving family. And now he has one of his very own!

Oleg K (91)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:57 pm

irene davis (74)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:06 pm
god bless you Sam x

Salvador M (143)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:29 pm
Great story on Sam :}

Shaheen N (64)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:36 pm

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:17 am
Noted, thanks.

. (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 11:52 am
Bullet proof Sam is beautiful-scars and all. I'm so happy that he is now in a good home with loving people. Dog fighting ( or any forced animal fighting) makes me sic to my stomach. Only seriously deranged people can enjoy that kind of "entertainment". TY Nicole and God bless Sam and his fmily

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 2:24 pm
Noted, thx for the info

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:42 pm
Thank you, Nicole! (n, p, t)

Shawna S (45)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 8:54 pm
Thanks Nicole :") woof

What a sweetheart of a pup!! Love, love, love him.
To his new owners...give him bunches of hugs and kisses xoxoxo

Ilona V (0)
Friday July 19, 2013, 4:10 pm
Thanks. A wonderful sweet little boy. God bless you Sam.

Nancy Black (308)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:14 am
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared, watched video. Thanks so much for this posting. It makes me feel good, and of course proves my concept that Dogs are God's best creation.

Ena S (244)
Saturday August 10, 2013, 6:42 am
Thank you Nicole for posting about Sam ... pit bulls are the best. Thank God for the good people who saved him and his new family. Hope he lives to be a 100 so he can enjoy the real life of a family dog! xoxo

Sergio Padilla (65)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 2:05 pm

Oleg K (91)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:32 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 6:17 am
what a horrible race we are to hurt all these innocent animals
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