It's so hard to believe that it's been 9 years since I first read Mooie's story. It seems like yesterday and the tears still come, just like they did then.
I hope by sharing your story, by how much it changed my life and my level of education on the breeds, that I've made a difference. I hope people think of "pit bulls" differently... and I hope that I've helped save some along the way. All in honor of you, Mooie.
I know you're playing, healed and whole. I hope that when my time comes, I'm able to meet you.
**Thank you to everyone that continues to visit Mooie's page and sign the guestbook. I may not always respond to your messages (sometimes I'm not sure what to say), but I always read them and I always appreciate them.
Every time I help a pit bull, it's because of you. The last one, named Cooper, we rescued from a shelter here in North Carolina. He was terrified and sick, so he was about to be euthanized. 8 months later, he's finally coming around and beginning to trust, learning what it means to be a dog. I've never seen a dog so thankful to have been saved.
***Thank you to everyone that continues to stop by her memorial and sign her guestbook.
In honor of Mooie and all the other pit bulls that have lost their lives because of abuse, dog fighting, ignorance, fear and Breed Specific Legislation, I will continue my fight for them.
First, I must say that I never knew her. And I never met her humans. But she was "adopted" by so many people. This is here to honor her memory and as a reminder of all those who stood up and fought for her, as well as the countless animals that suffer each and every day.
Mooie was a 4-month old pit bull puppy from Washington State whose story touched and outraged people all over the United States and spread internationally. She was found in a backyard not her own and taken to the vet because her body was burned by concentrated ammonia (only recently discovered) on over 90% of her body. Whether or not it was an accident or intentional has yet to be discovered, and unfortunately, we may never know. It is hoped she did not suffer long and she now plays with all the other beloved animals at the Rainbows Bridge.
May she forever rest in peace.
The woman who wrapped me in a blanket and took me to the vet.
Dr. Ivy Engstrom and all the veterinary staff at Valley Animal Hospital in Auburn, Washington, for taking care of me and later fighting for me. What a great bunch of humans you are!
All the staff at Pasado's Safe Haven in Sultan, Washington for all you have done for me, as well as all the other animals you have saved and will save. Another great bunch of humans!
Lilith, in Florida, who started the international petition so the authorities would work harder to find out what happened to me.
To every person who sent emails, signed the petition, attended forums and donated.
And to Ginny & FiFi at RainbowsBridge.com.
You are all angels.
Mooie's People Parent(s), Janet, would appreciate knowing you have visited their Mooie's Memorial Residency.