Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

This Disfigured Former Bait Dog Has Inspired Millions With His Life Story.

They're Not Always Treated The Right Way

Since the beginning of civilization, humans and dogs have had a close connection. Dogs have an instinctive pack mentality, which makes them good companions and allows them to easily fit into the family dynamic. So it's not surprising that there are so many heartwarming stories about dogs. One dog, in particular, has a story to share that has pulled at the heartstrings and inspired people near and far. Keep reading to find out what this dog did, despite being abused for many years.

They're Not Always Treated The Right Way

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Even though humans and dogs have lived harmoniously for thousands of years, there are people out there who wish to exploit and abuse them. Dogfighting is one of the main ways that this is done. This illegal and inhumane bloodsport is held underground for money and sick entertainment. Not only are dogs badly abused, many are killed. Some of the victims of this "sport" are known as bait dogs, weaker dogs used to instigate the fighters. Most of the time bait dogs are thrown away, but occasionally, some of them live to tell the tale.

Barely Hanging On

Barely Hanging On

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Oogy is one of those dogs. Police rescued Oogy during a raid. Usually, other illegal activities like drug-dealing operations go hand-in-hand with dogfighting. Oogy was in bad shape when police found him. The Argentinian Mastiff was left in a cage with no food or water and he was bleeding to death. Not only was Oogy bitten and attacked, his left ear was entirely ripped off. Hoping to save his life, the police brought Oogy to the vet. But it was Oogy that would be doing the saving!

He Brought Happiness To A Family

He Brought Happiness To A Family

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Oogy was only a puppy. Because the attack caused quite a bit of damage to his face and head, and he was bleeding badly, Oogy had to undergo extensive surgery. Somehow, he survived the vicious attack. While Oogy was recovering, the Levin family was there to bring their cherished cat for his last visit. The family was obviously sad, but their spirits were lifted when they saw Oogy being taken for a post-operation therapy walk.

Found A Family To Love

Found A Family To Love

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Oogy had just gotten out of surgery, so he didn't look the greatest. He was covered in scar tissue and was missing an ear. But his personality shined through. He was an energetic, lively puppy. The Levins were covered by Oogy's kisses and he was running around with excitement. The Levins instantly loved Oogy. Oogy fit right in with the family, including the twin 12-year-old boys. Oogy brought the Levins happiness, but he also inspired them to start a surprising mission.

A Family's Love Changed Oogy's Life

A Family's Love Changed Oogy's Life

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They weren't sure if Oogy was going to be an aggressive dog, because of his past, but the Levins loved Oogy no matter what. They talked to the vet about it, but he put their fears to rest. "This dog will never, ever, bite anyone," said the doctor. Oogy finally gained a healthy amount of weight, and even though his scars would never go away, the Levins didn't see them anymore. Oogy's emotional story started spreading like wildfire, to the point it was receiving attention at the national level and you won't believe from where!

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