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OpEdNews Op Eds    H4'ed 10/25/16

Chesty, Pit Bull Ambassador

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Message Suzana Megles

Every morning I keep on telling myself that today I will spend time to get some semblance of order in my house. Everywhere I look, there are piles of magazines and printed materials. All right, I say to myself, it's about time to unload.

But then I turn to the internet and find a story like Chesty's and think -- okay this won't take long. I want people who love pit bulls to read yet another instance of proving that these much-maligned dogs should be rid of the unfair stigma that for so long has been attached to them.

Somehow when I think of them, I always recall the story of Mindy -- a pit bull who was mistreated in the Pennsylvania shelter she was brought to. No, I don't remember the particulars and I know that I can find her story on the internet, but tears have already welled up in my eyes from just saying her name. Yes, man can be cruel, and sadly she was probably only one of hundreds -- maybe thousands of pit bulls who have been so cruelly maligned and mistreated for years during a period of their cruel and often unwarranted victimization.

So, it was with joy that I read about Chesty, a pit bull who in 2013 was a homeless one-year-old stray dog in Ohio. He was just simply living day by day, trying to keep hunger at bay and find enough water for him to survive. This day he was finding shade under a bush, which gave him some protection from the heat of an Ohio summer.

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