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I'm not sure if it was fate or just luck. I work at an animal shelter, so I already had enough animals, but one day I was driving down to Johnson City, TN and happened to pass by another animal shelter. I do not know what I was thinking, but I decided to stop by and see what they had for adoption. I walked through and saw a lot of cute little puppies, older dogs and so on. As I was nearing the last cage I came to a pit bull that was labeled "vicious". He looked so sad, like he had just given up on life and did not care anymore. I bent down to talk to him and he instantly came to life. I have never seen a dog so happy just because someone paid attention to them. I asked the woman why he had "vicious" written on his kennel card and she said it was because he had growled at a little boy who was kicking his cage door. Then she went on to tell me that he was going to be put to sleep because of this. I am a pit bull lover and I already own four, so I really did not need another dog, but something had brought me to this shelter for a reason and now I knew it was to save this dog's life. So I did. I could not have made a better decision. Biggie is one of the best dogs I own. He is now my main dog to educate people about pit bulls. So, in saving this dog from death's door, I hope that he will save other pit bulls from euthanasia by showing people how loving and caring this breed really is.

Tamara Bowman
Spruce Pine, NC

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