A pitbull who survived a tough situation has found the perfect home with the help of social media.
Her new owner felt a unique connection with the dog, who he now calls Whiskey.
“She was a bait dog for dog fighting. She was actually shot, and when she was discovered, injured, they took her in,” Whiskey's new owner, Jeff Meyer, said.
Bull Luv Able Paws Rescue took her in after she was dumped at a Fort Worth shelter.
“In order to remove the bullets, the surgeon had to remove her leg all the way to the top of her shoulder bone,” said Missy Redding, co-founder of Bull Luv Able Paws Rescue.
After being rescued, she was given the name Jessica, and fostered out to a loving home.
“Her name was Jessica when she came to me," said the woman who fostered Whiskey after her surgery. "She needed to, just kind of, start recovering from all of the awful things that had happened to her.”
The dog's story was posted on social media, along with her picture, and it was shared by a woman whose daughter was born missing a limb.
She is part of a network called the Lucky Fin Project.
After the picture was shared by the Lucky Fin Project's Facebook page, it caught Meyer's eye.
“A couple weeks ago, I was scrolling through Facebook and I saw a post on one of the groups I belong to, and they posted about this dog here that needed a home,” Meyers said. “I was born missing my left arm, partially, and when I saw her, I was like, ‘Man, It’s gotta be.’”