Pit bull shows nurturing side

first_img Share Madonna the pit bull is shown nursing orphan pups. (Photo by Chrissy Dijkman)By THERESA VASQUEZSpecial to the PRESSDo you recall Petey, the dog (with the black eye patch) from “The Little Rascals?” Can you remember what type of dog he was?He was a pit bull, and today many would be shocked to find the pit-bull the most likely to be placed on an animal shelter ‘kill-list’ due to their perceived vicious nature. According to Beth Fedigan, President of the Laguna Madre Humane Society (LMHS), “all we are trying to do is bring awareness to the plight these dogs are having because they have been listed as killers, and they are not. They are wonderful dogs.”Although the nature of pit bull dogs is highly misunderstood, evidence of great nature continues to prevail as with Madonna, the mother pit bull of 11 pups (four orphans/seven of her own). She was brought into the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter after she was found in the parking lot of Walmart. Madonna was pregnant and about to give birth, so the animal shelter contacted the LMHS and notified them of the dangers presented to puppies with compromised immune systems.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Feb. 13 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedLMHS works to save pit bullsBy THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS The Laguna Madre Humane Society has experienced significant changes over the last year, including their newest endeavor of saving pit bulls from euthanasia. You may recall a horrific headline in recent months of the pit bull, Champ; he was abused and beaten allegedly…February 9, 2012In “News”Creatures Among Us: The Bull Snake, a Welcome Valley Resident  By M. Kathy Raines Special to the PARADE Unable to ignore our blue heeler’s fervent barking, I peered outside. A long, plump snake, creamy with dark blotches, glided towards our glass door, its tail just beneath the fence. Shoving the dog inside, I locked the door—as if the snake…January 10, 2020In “News”‘Friends’ play role at ShelterBy JOE R. BOWLING, JR. As the City of Port Isa­bel and the Laguna Madre Humane Society were work­ing through the process of operations at the Port Isabel Animal Shelter, a group was forming that is now in place as an integral part in moving forward in a positive manor.…May 9, 2011In “News”last_img