Pit Bull Wanders Onto Family’s Porch With Something Heartbreaking Inside Her Mouth

Animals have a funny way of surprising you when you least expect it. When you’re sad, your dog might rest her head reassuringly on your knee. When you feel scared while walking your pooch down the street, he might issue a low growl from his throat to keep potential threats at bay.    

Christianna Willis was used to the ways animals could surprise a person, but when she was approached by a lone pit bull outside her home in Nashville, Tennessee, she was understandably frightened. However, the animal hospital employee quickly realized that not only was the dog harmless, but she was actually in urgent need of medical attention.


Christianna brought the dog into her house, and when she looked into her mouth as part of a routine health check, her heart completely broke. What she did next changed that dog’s life forever…

When a pit bull wandered onto Christianna Willis’s porch, the animal hospital employee hardly knew what to do. She realized that some of the dog’s teeth had been removed and others were filed down—a common feature of dogs used as bait in fighting rings.01-mama-jade-pit-bull

Even worse: it appeared as if the dog’s diet didn’t include food that was soft enough for her to eat, which was a major concern. Christianna immediately understood that she had to take action if she was going to save this poor dog’s life.




Once Christianna recognized the dog wasn’t a threat, their bond was almost immediate. Moved, Christianna vowed that she would never let anything bad happen to this sweet animal again. She knew that it would take a while for the dog to recover, but she’d be there every step of the way. She named the sweet pooch Mama Jade—and then she set out to find the cruel people who treated her so poorly. So, what did Christianna do?



Christianna decided to post a message on Craigslist in an attempt to find Mama Jade’s former owners, but this wasn’t your ordinary “found dog” post. Not even close. She had no idea that what she had to say would have such a tremendous impact on readers.



“Last Friday night, your dog wandered up onto our porch,” Christianna’s Craigslist ad said. “Signs of the abuse she had somehow escaped, riddled her body. The pressure wounds on her elbows that bled whenever they touched anything, from being tied and forced to lay on cement ground and metal cage mesh.”



The post continued: “None of those things are even the worst part. Upon examining her teeth to gauge her approximate age, I burst into tears. I found that you had pulled the majority of them out and the ones you left, had been filed down.”




“The first night she was here, I stayed up with her and only slept for two hours. Every time I’d move, she’d get up and look at me with worry stricken eyes. She didn’t want me to leave her,” the post continued in detail.



“Somehow, God must have led this mama to my doorstep, knowing she’d find comfort here,” Christianna’s listing continued. “The next morning, I took her to my work on my day off. I work at an animal hospital. Upon entering the building, her neck started to bleed. The thick collar which you put on her, had cut into the tender scars on her neck. She didn’t even yelp. I discovered it as I was weighing her and saw blood on the scale. I took the ridiculous thing off of her.”



Christianna went on: “The amazing people I work with have all fallen head over heels in love with your dog. So when we discovered she has breast cancer, it broke our hearts even more. Over the last 3 days, our staff has grown to love this beautiful and broken soul. Skin and bones, we feed her constantly but only foods that are soft enough for her… You know, since you ripped her teeth out and all. Mama lets you get right up in her face. In fact, she LOVES it. She’ll give you slobbery kisses and nuzzle your face with love.”



Not surprisingly, Christianna’s post went viral almost immediately. Thousands of people were so touched by Mama Jade’s story that they rushed online to donate money to Christianna in order to pay for Mama Jade’s breast cancer treatment. The ending to this pooch’s story could not have been better considering her rocky start!



Now, Mama Jade is in remission from her cancer and enjoying life at the home of her new person: Christianna! It’s amazing what a few heartfelt words can do to change the life of an animal in need. Bravo to Christianna, and let’s hope this dog’s cruel former owners are brought to justice.

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