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I Found Your Dog and I’m Not Giving Her Back

Two days ago, a battered, beaten, and bloody girl somehow escaped the torture she endured at home, and wandered into the loving arms of a Nashville animal lover.

That animal lover showed her, if only for a day, what it meant to be a real dog.

Her story is posted below, exactly as she posted it to Craigslist, in hopes that it would reach “Mama Jade’s” former owner.

Last Friday night, your dog wondered up onto our porch. Signs of the abuse she had somehow escaped, riddled her body. The fresh bite marks on her muzzle, the scars that covered her body, the exposed pink and purple flesh around her neck, where she was obviously tied up with ropes that cut their way into her skin, over and over again. The obvious signs that she had been bred, relentlessly, time after time. 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.

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. And you did this without anesthesia, this I am sure of. You did this so she couldn’t fight back. You did this so she couldn’t injure any dogs you had trained to fight, when you threw her in there with them. With each bite of her they took and each yelp she cry, they’d look at you for reassurance. Because all they wanted to do was please you. Loyalty is in their blood. Violence is not.

The first night she was here, I stayed up with her and only slept for 2 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.

Somehow, God must have led this mama to my doorstep, knowing she’d find comfort here. 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.

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.

We’re all amazed at how trusting of humans she is. Dogs however, completely terrify her. It doesn’t matter the size, she growls in fear and tucks her tail between her legs. But who can blame her? After what you did to her?

Tomorrow, Mama will finally feel peace. And when she closes her eyes and takes her last breath, I’ll be there. I’ll hold her big ol head and I’ll tell her how much I love her.

And when her soul has left her battered body and I’ve dried the tears enough to see, I will document every bruise, every bite, every cut, scrape and gash. I’ll photograph her teeth, or rather, where her teeth used to be. I’ll turn in all the evidence and post it where EVERYONE will see it. I’ll use it to educate kids in heavily crime ridden areas, on the horrors of dog fighting.

If you could do that to a dog, you should not be allowed in everyday society. And teaching our children right from wrong is then only way to put a stop to this.

One day, you will be caught. If I ever find out who did this to the dog we all lovingly know as “Mama Jade” I honestly don’t know what I would I do. But it would probably involve contacting your mother and informing her of what a monster she managed to raise. My goal would be to make a mockery out of your pathetic life.

Mama Jade’s story will not be silenced. She just happened to show up on the doorstep of one extremely persistent, intelligent, respected and now angry human being.

We would be honored to give Mama Jade’s loving caretaker a platform for educating others on the horrors of dog fighting. Rest in peace, Mama Jade. You ARE loved.

***UPDATE***
Since posting this story on Wednesday, the amazing woman that saved Mama Jade has provided the following update to the story:

**UPDATE**
Never would I have thought my Craigslist post about Mama Jade would go completely viral. I posted it last night, expecting to receive maybe a few emails about it but nothing huge. Today I have received LITERALLY thousands of emails from people all around the United States. My iPhone crashes every time I try to check my mailbox. The response has been overwhelming and has restored a lot of my faith in humanity. Many people and charities have asked if they could donate funds for Mama to get the treatment for her cancer. Tonight I’ll do my best to review as many of the emails as possible and I’ll make a decision on what the best route to take will be. One thing is for certain though, Mama Jade is getting yet another chance at life 🙂

Looks like this sweet girl may have the chance to finally LIVE the life she deserves! We’ll keep you posted on any news.

121 Comments

121 Comments

  1. Teresa

    Oct 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    God bless you for helping this poor sweet baby. I’m happy she was able to feel the love you and your co-workers showed her. I just hope she’s able to get the cancer treatment she needs to save her life. Anxiously awaiting updates!

  2. liee.jett

    Oct 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    my friend’s step-aunt makes $71/hour on the laptop. She has been out of a job for 8 months but last month her check was $15599 just working on the laptop for a few hours. blog link—–> http://x.co/2VMZM

  3. Pat

    Oct 7, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I too am typing through my tears. The laws need to be stronger for animal abusers. So often they just get a slap on the wrist.
    People that do that to animals are sick, sick,sick and not far from doing the same to human beings.
    Praise God that she found her way to you and that she was able to feel love from a human, and get the care she so desperately needed. I pray that as of this writing there is still hope for her to enjoy more time for a loving human family.
    Bless you & the animal clinic for all you have done.

  4. Jill Smith

    Oct 6, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I am so happy to hear that you have stepped in. I think it will take people like you do set the tone and speak openly to not just kids but also these hateful people that think it’s a game to do this to animals.You are totally a blessed person to step forward and take the lead on this.I will continue to say prayers for Mamma, and for the capture of the person or persons that did this to her. Thank you so much for helping her.

    • Louise

      Oct 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      That is absolutly discusting… one word for people like that ANIMALS who ever it is that has done that to poor mama jade this mad me so angry and sad for that poor dog… if it was me and i found out who did this i would put them in the same position as what mama jade was in and see how they like it and lock them up for life

  5. cenajone

    Oct 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    my co-worker’s step-mother makes $80 every hour on the computer. She has been fired for 5 months but last month her payment was $14571 just working on the computer for a few hours. browse around this website… http://x.co/2USJx

  6. Chris

    Oct 5, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Hey Everyone, Mama has a facebook page. Here’s a link to another article about her. http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/10/craigslist-ad-helps-save-abused-dog/
    Her facebook page is called Mama Jade. So happy to see that this sweet girl made it!

  7. Mike Carter

    Oct 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Considering you had thousands of emails. Probably enough money offered to give her a reasonable life. Why didn’t you keep her alive for a little while. Give her some joy in her horrible life?

  8. Barbara Abrams

    Oct 4, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Is she going to live? Please tell me she has a chance. I remember hearing about Michael Vick and dog fighting. I thought how horrible he was for participating in it. I was happy he went to jail for it. I never realized they put poor innocent dogs in with the fighters to teach them to fight. This was so disturbing to me. Everything about it is disturbing. I know nothing about dog fighting. It seems unconscionable to me. How can humans think this is acceptable. Bless you for helping this pup. She was lucky, so lucky to find you. Please, please keep us posted. We want to know what happens to this beautiful life. Thank you for your kindess.

  9. Candace

    Oct 4, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Until laws with real consequences are put in place this will continue to happen. Forget fines, make animal abuse a criminal of fence with a minimum of 5 years in jail. All the people saying they would like to abuse the a users aren’t going to make a difference. Pull together, start demanding that your elected representatives pass meaningful laws with stiff penalties to ensure the protection of innocent loving animals. Organize and respond. Politicians are supposed to represent the people and you are the right people to push this forward. Sure it may take a little effort on your part and it may not be simple but if you make no effort, all the empathy in the world won’t help the situation.

  10. Cheryl Powell

    Oct 4, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I was crying so hard reading this. I don’t know what kind of being I want even say human can treat something so loving as an innocent animal this way. May God have mercy on them and I would just hope you can find out who did this and they can be prosecuted. I love all animals and God gave them to us to love and take care of. I hope this precious girl can have a new chance at life. May God bless you and Mama Jade.

  11. jade avery

    Oct 4, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Im in tears readin this I have to dogs myself and thay mean the world to me there lyk my children
    And very spoilt I cmt even imagen the descust there parents feel I wud dissown them
    It is inhuman thay shud bring bk torture and torturing a animal shud b a death sentence
    Because them people are damaged im so angry to hear this is happe around use it frightening what
    The furture hold for our children its scary 🙁

  12. Emily

    Oct 4, 2013 at 2:22 am

    How do we find updates and follow, Craig’s ad was removed.

  13. Helen

    Oct 4, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Most of all-Why didnt you take that collar OFF that was digging into her right away? Im confused here…

  14. Helen

    Oct 4, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Why was she put to sleep right after you found her?

  15. Nancy Kay Morrison Coffman

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you dear LORD for saving that poor dog’s life. The person that hurt that baby needs to go to prison for the rest of her life, after she has been tortured exactly the same way she hurt that poor dog. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to hurt a pet. What is wrong with people? The Devil is taking over the world. Do not let that monster win. GOD protect all little animals.

  16. Peggy

    Oct 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    THANK YOU! God bless you and Mama, you all will be in my prayers.

  17. Jackie

    Oct 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I’m confused, is she still with us, or has she passed? Thank you for opening your heart to her.

  18. oksunny

    Oct 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    So, is she alive or dead?

  19. Jennifer

    Oct 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I am just sobbing reading this story, and my gut is sick, and heart is broken.. I will never be able to understand HOW can people do this to animals. Why in the society that we live in has went wrong that people think this is alright. How can we not stand up for the rights of these precious family members. There needs to be stricter laws for people that abuse animals, animal control officers I believe need to have more rights with the way they are allowed to do their jobs, if they could make the immediate decisions to take the animal, or be able to act when they know when something is going on I think more people could be caught in the act of abusing these precious animals.

  20. Tuula

    Oct 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    You atre a fantastic human and animal lover. More like YOU is needed in thwe world! Tuula from Sweden

  21. Lisa

    Oct 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Thank you…for loving that dog.

  22. Tracy

    Oct 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I commend you for what you have done for Mama Jade, she deserves all the love and attention that she has been given by you. I would’ve done the same thing. Thank you for all that you have done for her, I hope she can be saved and given the love that she deserves. The “Human” that done this to her deserve to be put in jail and fight for his or her food and just a place to call home as she has had to do to survive. Thank you again for giving her the life she deserves. Hopefully it will be a long life.

  23. Tami Leek

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Please do not post anything or advertise anything to do with dogs on Craigslist. They cater to abusers! Please search the story of Kyla and what torture and abuse she received from people who adopted her through Craigslist. As a matter of fact, we have started and presented a petition to remove that entire section from Craigslist. Poor Kyla received the same treatment as Mama Jade, only her abusers broke her legs and pulled them from their sockets! So please, Craigslist is nothing more than a dog abuser forum.

    God sent Mama Jade to you because he knew you would help her. And I’m assuming the cancer was wide spread since you didn’t opt for donations for chemotherapy. Can you give us the name of the animal hospital you work for?

    • Teresa

      Oct 13, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      She wasn’t trying to sell or get rid of Mama Jade. She was just trying to get a message to the dog’s owner. But you’re right about Craigslist. It’s disgusting the way animals are mistreated!

  24. Janis

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

    This is becoming to common and the sadistic people are not being caught when they do they are not being punished either a sorry state of affairs.
    I do hope Mama jade was not put to sleep and at least has time to regain her faith in humans..xx

  25. Michele Gmitrowski

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I’m so glad to hear that Mama Jade looks like she’s going to make it…What is wrong with these people torturing innocent dogs for their fun!!!!

  26. Anne Costa

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I cried and cried I read your story over and over again. You are a saint and I hope there are millions of people like you. I love my pets and it just broke my heart to read about Mama Jade. You give me hope that there are still some good people in the world. Mama Jade was so lucky to find you. Please if the help is there do not end her life. She will be the best dog ever cause I believe they know when they have been saved and she will show her gratitude, with so much love.

  27. ndramasterton

    Oct 3, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I was breaking my heart until I read the last bit where mama is to get a second chance you r a wonderful person. God bless you if you find the person who did this terrible act on a trusting dog I will hold them down while someone takes his teeth out without anathestic

  28. Sally Hackney

    Oct 3, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I can hardly write this as tears stream down my face….and I don’t even have the words to express what I feel. I feel gratitude to you ….so very much gratitude. I feel love for Mama Jade as if she were my own. I feel hatred as deep as hatred can be felt toward the hideous excuse for a human being that did this to her. I will be thinking of and praying for this precious soul. If she must be allowed to pass then at least for a brief few hours she had love and truly understood what it means. If she lives I will be thinking of you and she and sending prayers and love your way for as long as she lives. If ever a precious baby deserved a chance it’s this baby. I don’t have money to send but my love is coming your way in abundance!!! Thank you for being you.

  29. Susie Ball

    Oct 3, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Thank you for your compassion, hopefully you have decided to treat her for her cancer so she can run, play and enjoy the love she deserves.

    Please keep us posted on Mama Jade.

    Bless you.

  30. Jill

    Oct 3, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Why? Why? Why? First the story about Puppy Doe and now this. Thank God for those that try to help these precious animals. My heart breaks because these animals are put through so much abuse. My heart is grateful to those who try to help. Thank you to the lady who gave Mama Jade the love she deserved.

  31. Nasiba Alami

    Oct 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Bless your heart. If Mama Jade still has a fighting chance, please reach out as I’d be happy to donate to her cause.
    What a horrible human being who did this to her, and may he suffer the same ill gotten faith he put mama jade through.

  32. Carolan Carey

    Oct 3, 2013 at 9:46 am

    thank you Jesus you found her so her hell is over look all over this neighborhood because there are more – find these perpetrators

  33. Anilkamal

    Oct 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

    RIP…baby….you met very bad people who treated you mercilessly…In the end, by the grace of god you met an angel…who tried to make up for your horrible days…..Bless you angel for looking after the dying baby…..God bless…

  34. Kat

    Oct 3, 2013 at 9:29 am

    There are just no words to describe what I’m feeling after reading this. My heart breaks for that poor animal :-(. May she find peace and love and may justice be served for the monster who did that to her.

  35. Diane Kasler

    Oct 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I am not as nice as you are. The beautiful Momma dog deserves the best the world has to offer. The horrific human, deserves to face his and Momma’s maker. I believe he will have the final word to one who has hurt his own so brutally.

  36. Amy

    Oct 3, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Bless you and your co-workers for taking this babygirl in and taking care of her.

  37. DawnMarie Custer

    Oct 3, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Please update as to whether or not Mama was not put down?? I know she has cancer but as long as she is not in pain and eating, drinking and eliminating properly she deserves to have some time in this life being treated well and gaining some sort of confidence while here on this earth. I have a dog and two cats and a pig so I think she would not be comfortable with us. But I am certain with the response to this story someone would take her and be happy to provide her some comfort respite care while she is still here. Sending you gratitude for taking her and giving her hope in humanity. This breaks my heart. Thank you for your time.

  38. Terri Anderson

    Oct 3, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Thank you for all you do. The world is a better place with you in it.
    Mama Jade deserves a chance at a real life.
    And with you she may just get one.
    For some reason y’all were brought together.
    Thank goodness.

  39. sonianaaz3

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:55 am

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  40. Michelle

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I am appalled by what happened to Mama Jade, but thank you god for guiding her to you. Please keep up with the good work. I think we animal lovers need to get those who are caught with animal abuse to be put on animal abuse list just like sex offender list…so they will never be around or have animals ever again. Also we need a “new law” for those who are animal abusers that needed to be fined and JAILED! for what they done to them, just like we will be jailed by abusing children…They always get off easy!

    • cindy

      Oct 3, 2013 at 7:34 am

      I also agree, these people need to be caught and put on a animal abuse list. There is a Logan’s Law trying to get passed for this purpose. Please check out Logan’s Law we need to fight for these babys.

  41. Heidi

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Through tears as many above. I can’t add to much more than my utter anger at the abusers and people that proliferate these actions. God brought her to you door knowing you would welcome her in and love her no matter what. You were the person with a heart of gold to do you best to help her in an way. I pray that she may recover from her horrific injuries and her cancer. If not she will go in peace and be in your loving arms and the others that are helping. Thank you from my entire heart and soul. I will continue to help any way that I can as well.

  42. Judy C/

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:09 am

    As a dog lover and owner; it sickens me to think of the suffering and pain you put this poor, kind animal through. YOU are the one who ruins the reputation and replaces their kind, gentle loyalty with fear and only survival by killing another dog, animal or even person it may come in contact. Those dogs you have fought for all of their lives, and then bred will carry the genes on for generations to fight or kill, making them outlawed in some states and destroyed in others. You have a special place in hell! You will burn for eternity. I hope it is before you abuse or kill a person; because killing and abusing an animal is one step away from abusing or murdering a human being. Dog fighting will be outlawed some day, if we the people posting these comments have anything to do with it. We will stand up together and demand laws to stop dog fighting; the lowest, inhumane sport of man kind. And people like you will be rotting in hell!!

  43. Joseph Spiteri

    Oct 3, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Well done for your charity work, pleaseeeeeeee dont let mama down, pls give her all the treatment she needs and let her really have a 2nd chance to live as a normal happy dog. I felt so sad reading this story especially that now she found a loving owner she is leaving to rainbow bridge…. Plssss. Greetings from Malta in Europe.

  44. Irene Sutton

    Oct 3, 2013 at 2:48 am

    With tears in my eyes i write this email, sick in the stomach to the cruelty of Mama , thank god she found you and hopefully can be cured. I am astoundedat the trust of beautiful animals that have been abused that give a human another chance to prove themselves. Please update us, my heart feels heavy and i want those people that do these to dogs caught and punished. There are no words to hw i feel about these people..

  45. timer anna

    Oct 3, 2013 at 2:44 am

    just like human animals especially dogs & cats need love & affection…

  46. Janet

    Oct 3, 2013 at 2:13 am

    A tracking dog could track her scent back to where she started her journey. Although, it’s possible she was dumped, so her scent would only track back to the road. 🙁

    Karin TarQwyn is just one person who has the dogs capable of doing this.

  47. Linda A.

    Oct 3, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Isn’t Mama Jade still alive? You mentioned in your article that she may be able to get treatment for her cancer, is that correct?

    I’ll never understand how some people can be so evil. My heart breaks for her suffering, but it also smiles with joy knowing that she found her way into the arms of an angel!

  48. Noemi E.

    Oct 3, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Bless your soul forever and always. i have never been so touched by a story like this. Humanity still exists, you are proof. God bless you and Mama Jade always <3 xoxo

  49. LaRhonda

    Oct 3, 2013 at 1:21 am

    God bless the one that saved you from the hell you was living in Mama Jade.I sit an read this it saddens me so much that all i can do is cry and think of how she must have felt and how bad she hurt and to know she had found love for a few days,She is another one of Gods creatures that didn’t deserve to be treated the way she was treated and the person that done this to Mama Jade should be beaten to death put through the worst torture that we could ever think about putting upon an animal,or
    person.Let the sickest most twisted evil person think of a torture to put upon the person that done this to Mama Jade and from this writer to you the one that was so cruel may you rot in hell for all enternity you sick and twisted P.O.S……I love all animals and i think you should never be cruel to no one or no animals(Nothing at all)Sorry for my hate at the moment but i am just so angry.

  50. michelle muse

    Oct 3, 2013 at 1:17 am

    god bless you for taking care of that loving animal in her last few days I pray that they find the person or people who are responsible for the death of her and give them a hard jail time and more I always ask people to never fight animals and to please love them and protect them because they are not to be fought with like a lot of people use Pitt bulls to fight

  51. Nicole

    Oct 3, 2013 at 12:54 am

    We need more people like you in this world. You are her savior and angel. God bless her and god bless you. I will continue to follow this story with persistence as well. Lots of support. Keep it going strong!

  52. Janice Denham

    Oct 3, 2013 at 12:41 am

    There has to be a special kind of hell for people like this. May your life be as blessed as you have made Mama Jaded life.

  53. Barb Myers

    Oct 3, 2013 at 12:38 am

    God Bless You and Mama Jade. Where can donations be sent for her care if you decide on treatment? Such a sad story. I am hoping there is a special place in hell for those who abuse and torture animals. Will be keeping you both in my prayers and please give her a kiss and hug from me.

  54. Kelly Stanis

    Oct 3, 2013 at 12:19 am

    We adopted a dog who was beaten all over and on the head…he has a TBI..had pressure sores all over, some torn skin, and paws were pounded with a hammer…The abuser took the animal out in his yard and was about to shoot him in the head when a friend of the abuser offered to shoot him in his yard and instead brought the animal to the Humane Society…We took the dog in..his teeth are rotten and he obviously chewed on rocks to at least feel like he was eating because he was emaciated when we got him…It has been 4 years and he and my other dogs protect him…one watches him when he is outside and we call her his wife because we ask her to go get her husband and she goes and gets him..His “wife” is always cuddling with him and protects him…He loves his forever home…The TBI makes it so he has seizures off and on and the sad part is the first 2 years of his life you can tell he had a loving family…because this dog loves to have tea parties and dress up in outfits..he will wear a tiara on his head…loves small children and is great with them…We also don’t know who did this to him but he has been noted to have done it before…The Humane Society knows who he is and he is listed as an animal offender from what I understand…I hope never to meet this piece of crap who treated this dog like this…

  55. Kye Hendrix

    Oct 3, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Hearing these stories over and over again makes me realize what a horrible place we live in. I love animals…all animals. I rescue and I help all I can. The thought of what this poor baby went through just breaks my heart and I just can’t stop crying. I truly believe until we start punishing these creatures for doing this to poor defenseless dogs, it will continue to go on. These are people that do not belong on the same planet as animal lovers. My puppies are like my children. I love them and take care of them. Thank you for all you are doing for this sweet girl and please let us know what we can do to help!!!

  56. Jeanne

    Oct 2, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Bless Mama Jade and all who are helping her. She has suffered so much. May those who did this get the karma coming to them. The tears are flowing and I can’t stop them. Stories like this just break my heart.

  57. Patricia Kozlowski

    Oct 2, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Why was this dog put to sleep? Can anyone answer that??? Sounds like the dog was fine. I’m SERIOUSLY CONFUSED HERE????? Is this dog alive???? Was the dog taken to a rescue??? What is going on?????

    • vicky

      Oct 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Please read the follow-up below the story. She WAS NOT put to sleep!

  58. Duffy

    Oct 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I could not stop crying as I read your letter off mama Jade. I hope whoever did this to her ruts in hell. I am a firm believer, that what comes around goes around and they will be punished, one way or another. God Bless you and your friends where you work. It was God that brought her to you. At least she knew she finally found love in this God forsaken world. God Bless You.

  59. Judy

    Oct 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Makes you wonder who the animal is..The dog or the creep that did this.

    • LANE

      Oct 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm

      The most dangerous and abusive animals on earth are HUMANS! may you suffer 10 fold for this horrible act !

  60. liz

    Oct 2, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    This is so sad…and I too am very angry!!!! My 3 grandpups are Pit Bulls.They were fostered, adopted, found and most of all very loved.Cruelty to any animal or pet is so barbarac and senseless, just plain mean & stupid! How ironic that ‘Mamma Jade’ had breast cancer, afterall it is October, Breast Cancer
    Awareness month.When reading ‘Mamma Jades’ story, all the while crying, I hoped this was headed in another direction!!! Pink ribbons, maybe awareness for something meaningful,,,,,,Karma needs to kick in at even the thought of these inhumane acts. Before another innocent creature is harmed!!!

  61. Judy

    Oct 2, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    How can people be so heartless, so cruel, my heart breaks for Mama Jade, may she rest in peace. :'( May karma come around to take care of the bastard that tortured her.

  62. Shannon

    Oct 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you for not shutting your eyes to Mama Jade. Whatever decision you come to tomorrow, whatever you feel is best for her it will be known that this sweet baby felt love and kindness in the end and she will pass with a full heart and that is because of you! Thank you for being a Hero! <3

  63. June

    Oct 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Yeah you go girl; and praise God for sending little mama to you.
    may God watch over you and your sweet baby and bless you’ns in everyway.

  64. Margarita

    Oct 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Hope the bad will be found & punish for what they done!!

  65. Margarita

    Oct 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    God bless u & mama jade!

  66. Adrianne

    Oct 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    See her update http://nashville.craigslist.org/laf/4104113537.html
    **UPDATE**
    Never would I have thought my Craigslist post about Mama Jade would go completely viral. I posted it last night, expecting to receive maybe a few emails about it but nothing huge. Today I have received LITERALLY thousands of emails from people all around the United States. My iPhone crashes every time I try to check my mailbox. The response has been overwhelming and has restored a lot of my faith in humanity. Many people and charities have asked if they could donate funds for Mama to get the treatment for her cancer. Tonight I’ll do my best to review as many of the emails as possible and I’ll make a decision on what the best route to take will be. One thing is for certain though, Mama Jade is getting yet another chance at life

    • Judy

      Oct 2, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      that’s awesome – I hope she can get treatment and has a few years of love

    • annette delgau

      Oct 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      I too cry for your little sweetheart. What I am hoping is that you won’t have to put her down.If there is any chance of her survival ,. doesn’t she at least deserve the chance. I would be glad to donate to help save her life. I am a breast cancer survivor. If it worked for me maybe she can survive Annette too. However, I know you will do whats best for her. I pray for both you and her! Keep us posted!!

  67. Jewel ross

    Oct 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    This is one of the most discussing and saddest stories I have read in a long time. I hate reading and hearing these kinds of stories I am so happy he went to the right house, where he met a kind and lovable woman. I hope they find the person who did this, and they pull his teeth, and file them down and not give him anything for pain. Then put him in a pen with a bunch of mean dogs. These are the people that need to spend the rest of their life in jail. I just can’ t get this out of my mind. At least she is at peace now and in doggie heaven.

  68. Kathie

    Oct 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Amen. <3

  69. Steve

    Oct 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    It’s too bad she can’t enjoy your loving care for awhile longer before she has to go. I know she would really enjoy it. And deserves it. So sad….

  70. beth

    Oct 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Thank the Lord above that you found this poor broken dog. she is now in heaven and will wait for you, because you are her owner, you are her family and she will wait lovingly to see you again someday!! thank you for your love and your compassion!

  71. Monica Ruwe

    Oct 2, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I just want to say… Thank You for showing this beauty the LOVE she mostly deserved… I hope and pray you do find out who did this….and they are punished… Thank You for posting this so people will see….TY…

  72. Cyndy Groves

    Oct 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Heartbreaking, but a must-read. God lead Mama Jade to this wonderful person’s doorstep. Let’s hope God leads authorities to Jade’s abusers.

  73. Debbie Bronstein

    Oct 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    thank God for you and that you found her. I have not quit crying. I would go pull that persons (NOT a person) teeth out and give them some of what they did. I have a very broken pit. And he would have been dog food for some one like that or Michel Vick!!!!

  74. Barb Bramer

    Oct 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    This story breaks my heart.I am so thankful Mama Jade got to know love before she passed away. Mama Jade spent all her life suffering except for three days. Thanyou for everything everyone did for her. The person who wrote this thankyou and I hope you find these creeps.I hope they are punished to the fullest sentence they can get…..which wont be enough.

  75. Mary Beth Finnerty

    Oct 2, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I can’t NOT cry ….how dohuman beigs turn into such cruel heartless monsters? Where does there anger come from? Why don’t they feel these dogs pain? 🙁

  76. Kathryn Gintz

    Oct 2, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    People that do things like that to dogs should have their picture in the paper and their address posted. That along with pictures of the dog and the story about it should be included. That should take care of the abuser.
    RIP sweet dog…glad someone who cared was there to help her cross over to a more wonderful life than we can imagine.

  77. Vicki

    Oct 2, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    RIP Mama Jade. I’m so sorry that there are people out there that do stuff like this to a dog or animal. I’m so glad that you had a fresh start in life for a little while. To the lady or man that took you in for just a week or so THANK YOU for writing to this MF on face book. Thank you for telling them what a low life that they are. Thank you for saving her just for awhile and giving Mama Jade LOVE, A WARM BED, FOOD, And a place to rest her little head. You are a very kind person.GOD BLESS YOU. To the person that did not give a shit about Mama Jade you will have to answer to GOD one day and I hope you GO TO HELL FOR THIS AND ALL THE OTHER BAD STUFF THAT YOU ARE DISHING OUT ON THESE POOR ANIMALS. I know you have more because of Mama Jade had puppies. I pray to God that some one knows what you are doing to these pets and they have a heart and turn you UGLY A@#$ in to the cops.One day people you WILL BE CAUGHT AND I PRAY THAT THE COPS THROW YOUR UGLY A#$ IN JAIL AND THROW AWAY THE KEYS.Mama jade WAS NOT THE ANIMAL HERE YOU ARE YOU SORRY PIECE OF S#$@!. DIE MF DIE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You should be dead and NOT mama Jade. RIP Mama Jade. GOD BLESS TO THE PERSON THAT SAVED HER FOR JUST A LITTLE WHILE AND THANK YOU for having a BIG HEART 🙂

    • Mary Beth Finnerty

      Oct 2, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      Thank you, thank you!

  78. melvin pfel

    Oct 2, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    i would like to find the individuals=i garentee they wouldnt be fighting animals again=it brings tears to me when i see or hear things like this,im 70 yrs old and am cripled up, cant walk, dont get out of my house much, but i would garentee those basterds would suffer.

  79. Sami

    Oct 2, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Enough is enough. This horrific animal abuse has run rampant for too long. The way we as a society treat animals, or allow people like this abuser to do the things they do and get a slap on the wrist, tells me that our country is in bad shape. Our moral compass has been lost. I’m hoping that in the near future, somehow, someway, it can be restored.

  80. Debbie Johnson

    Oct 2, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    God Bless you for being there when God guided her onto your door step. I also want to thank you for you and your teams endless compassion and love that made her last few days full of love and what she should have had from the beginning. I am crying and generally try not to read these stories but Mama Jade drew me to her. The horror of what was done to her and to so many others is so tragic and heartbreaking. I am ashamed to be part of a society that condones this horrific “sport”. And I want to retaliate in any way possible and usually it is with murder in my heart as the only punishment to the people that do this to these innocent creatures of God. Please let me know what I can do to help end this barbaric sport. I am on a very limited budget and am almost at retirement, but I have bought t-shirts from Hendricks Boards who do wonderful work in this field. But, I was thinking of calling the Humane Scoiety and seeing where or who I could call to do some volunteer work like spending time with and showing them all the love they can handle. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you and again God Bless you and all the team that gave Mama Jades in her last few days a peaceful, loving, and warm environment!!

  81. Christine Livingston

    Oct 2, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I am heartsick that there are people in this world that could be so cruel. I pray that any poor animal who is treated like that will be lucky enough to find someone like you to show them love.

  82. Joyce A. Hammon

    Oct 2, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    It makes me sad that only in her final days did she find love something she deserved all along! I’m so glad for that. My only hope is that they find her abuser’s and put them in hell! Rest in Peace Mama Jade!

  83. jennifer

    Oct 2, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Thank u is so insignificate to how much I love you and your team because how you saved mama jade and showed her love and that she’s a wonderfull pup…..I will keep her story in circulation and let god show no mercy on these evil creatures that dare refer to themseves as human!!!

  84. Debra

    Oct 2, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I have no words that can matter.I am crying my eyes out knowing the pain she must have experienced. No matter how many times I read this no matter how many times we see this we will always be in disbelief that a human can be so evil.
    I can only continue to join in the forces of pray that one day this animals we call human are punished for their crime. God bless your poor soul and may in now rest in peace.

  85. judy piatt

    Oct 2, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    you are an ANGLE.I can’t hardly type from sobbing. This is so sad. I hope that them monsters get caught. Thank you for giving her the love she needed. tons of love to you MAMA JADE. LOVE YOU!!

  86. susan D'ambrosia

    Oct 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Bless you for being there for her, I’m so sorry she has to leave this earth, but you made her last days special, hug her, love her…this is heartbreaking…and if you need extra muscle when you find the garbage that did this let me know, i’m there

  87. DeeAnne Jones

    Oct 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    God bless you for your what you did. I cannot begin to understand the evil people who get pleasure out of the pain of innocent animals. I’ve gotten to the point where I scroll past these because it causes such pain in my soul to read these, but I am glad I read yours. I know you will continue fighting!

  88. Lynne Childers

    Oct 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    God Bless you and Mama Jade, this of course ripped out my heart as these stories always do. I am so thankful that you found Mama Jade. MAMA Jade…..tons of love to you and Godspeed on your journey to the rainbow bridge.c

  89. Jean Woolery

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Thank you for the one last act of kindness to Mama Jade. Lucky I was born a woman, or I might have more physical strength to beat the crap out of people who do this

    • Lorri Rowlett

      Oct 3, 2013 at 10:22 am

      I am a woman too, and I promise, I would beat the living hell out of anyone I caught doing this.

  90. susan-girl

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Run with Angels Mama Jade!!
    As for that POS may you rot in HELL!!!

    • Kay

      Oct 2, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      God bless you and your coworkers for the work you do and your kindness. This despicable person will get what’s coming to them. God brought Mama Jade to you for a reason and you gave her everything she was missing. We are seeing way to many of these stories. Thanks again for being her angel.

    • Sue

      Oct 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you all for being there and giving Mama Jade all the love she deserves. Run with the Angels sweet baby!!!

  91. Michael Souza

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    COMPLETELY IN TEARS!!!! I want 5 minutes & a LOCKED ROOM with the MONSTER that did this!!!

  92. Tammy Cartagena

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    OMG This is so horrible its one of the worst that I’ve ever heard I just can’t imagine who could do something like this !!!!!!!! I read about these horror story’s everyday and it always makes me cry they r so helpless and give so much luv !!Stress is probably what caused the Cancer They need to give those people the electric chair !!!!!So sorry for ur loss u the people who found her and helped her not u MEAN< MEAN people who harmed her !!!!!!!!!! May she find the peace she has coming in the Rainbow Bridge where she'll be able to run, jump ,play I just lost my boy Brut1s 4-17-13 .

    • Nana

      Oct 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      These people should be hanged or get the electric chair. This is sooo cruel and does not stop there, humans will be next. A person like that who is capable of doing such horrific absolutely cruel actions to an animal does NOT DESERVE TO LIVE.

    • Elizabeth

      Oct 2, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      I hope Mama Jade comes from the grave and haunts her tormentor until he dies and then escorts him to the gates of hell with huge sharp fangs and bloody pain. Deliver him to a pack of fanged monsters who torment him until the end of time

  93. Christie

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    It’s always so unfathomable to me how any human being could be so heartless and inhumane to any animal. Especially dogs. Any person that engages in dog fighting to me is nothing more than a maggot of society. I hope this miserable excuse for a human being is found and brought to justice and receives the maximum sentence for his crimes. A better result would be to throw away the key and never let him out. Or put him in a room with vicious dogs and let them deal with him. There’s a place in Hell reserved for this monster and those just like him.
    God bless you Mama Jade. Hope you’re at peace now.

    • Margaret

      Oct 2, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      Do you really think using “vicious” dogs is the way to exact punishment? We are supposed to be protecting and caring for dogs not turning them into murderers? although I can understand where you are coming from. I think the fire ants suggestion has merit. Rest in Peace Mama Jade

  94. Graeme

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I was horrified and deeply saddened by your story. How can anybody do such a thing, Here in England there would be a public outcry and a demand for the culprit to be heavily fined and banned for keeping animals for life. We have been very lucky that our regimes have always been from good homes apart from our late WHFT who had been hit a lot with filled newspapers and did not know how to play so it took a while for him to settle. God Bless you for taking Care of her for her last few days.

  95. Kathy Mahaney

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I think we should be proactive now. What can we do to track these people down.
    Dogs have been victimized enough. Someone can find these scumbags. We need to do something. I have read so many bad stories. Someone needs to stop it.

  96. Fellow Dog lover

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Thank God she came to you! You are a wonderful human being, and thank you for saying that pleasing their owner and loyalty is in their blood and not violence. I hope she is at peace now and you need to know that she went happily rather than in fear.

  97. Martha Rice

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Do you know how hard it is to type through tears that burn. I can tell you it is bad but not as bad as Mama Jade suffered. God rest her soul and you who took her in, well you are a real hero to her. I wish this person a slow painful death. You are lower than any animal.

  98. Cannonball Jay

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    My first instinct as a dog lover, a man, and a father is to hunt this loser down and beat the shit out of him, and even though this person does deserve that it really serves no purpose in the long run. I agree with your quote “My goal would be to make a mockery out of your pathetic life”. This person should be found, prosecuted and never ever allowed to own an animal again. And I also agree lets educate people! So so sad, at least this poor girl had you to show her there are people out there that love and care about dogs.

  99. Wayne Dale

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I DON’T KNOW HOW MANT MORE STORYS WE HAVE TO SEE LIKE THIS BRFORE WE CAN PUT AN END TO ALL OF THIS. IT SADDENS ME THAT WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY THAT STILLS LETS PEOPLE GET AWAY WITH THIS KIND OF BARBARIC ACTS AGAINST ANIMALS.CAN WE JUST DIG A LARGE HOLE AND TOSS THEM ALL IN IT AND SLOWLY POUR CONCRETE IN IT.

  100. Vicki Nelson

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I have no words to express how I feel. I do have a heart that aches, and tears, after reading Mama Jade’s story. Only God could lead her to you. It maybe that only God can decide the fate of the waste of human life, who is allowed to breathe the same air as we do. I just hope when his time comes he suffers a slow and painful death. Stake him down on fire ant beds, and let then show him how painful it is to be tortured.

    • RWZ MEINBERG

      Oct 3, 2013 at 1:14 am

      I AGREE WHIT YOU , I CANT STOP TO CRY AND ASK MYSELF , WHY? THIS ANIMAL THEY ARE THE MOST CARING AND COMPASION WITH US , WHY?EVIL PEOPLE DO THAT TO MAMA JADE AND TO OTHERS ANIMALS . GOD BLESS THIS GIRL WHO GIVE LOVE TO MAMA JADE . 🙁

  101. Leah

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    We need to remember that these extremely sick individuals also hurt humans. These people are bullies. They take these loving, loyal animals and torture them to the point of no return, God Bless Mama Jada and the person who gave her peace and love for the very last weeks of her life.

  102. George

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I hope they find out who did this. If the dog wandered into their yard in the shape it was in it didn’t come from far away.

  103. Karen

    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Bless your heart…may Mama Jade rest in peace and the $%^^&* that did this to her, suffer just as ill a fate!!

    • JC

      Oct 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Amen!

      • andrea

        Oct 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm

        God bless you for taking in Mama Jade and showing her what love and compassion are…something she never knew. Godspeed Mama Jade, Another star Will shine brightly…

    • patricia

      Oct 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      God bless that sweet puppy and God Bless you for taking care of her. I too loathe what happened to her, poor baby….I know what i would do if I knew of the beasts who did this…She at the rainbow bridge now, someday I hope to meet her<3

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