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Although she’s just a puppy, Peaches the pit bull already has quite a life story to tell. She was near death when found by a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy in July 2008. The deputy was following a man who was acting suspiciously. That’s when the Deputy found Peaches—trapped in a kennel, dumped in a ditch on a deserted road. She had been severely abused with bites and burns on her body. Doctors at our Woodbury facility treated her painful wounds, and eventually Peaches went to the adoption floor. That was right when Brenda was looking for a dog as a companion for her sons.

To see Peaches today, you would never know that she had been through such trauma. She is a bouncy, happy puppy who greets everyone with a big, wet, sloppy kiss. She shows off her belly as she begs for a rub. Her bruises have all healed, and there are no longer any signs of abuse. Brenda says Peaches never shows signs of any behavioral problems. She’s just like any other happy dog—always wanting to snuggle and play. She could be the poster child for what great pets pit bulls can be when they are loved. The man who admitted to abusing Peaches faces felony charges.

Photography courtesy of Cynthia Lapp.

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