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Fifty is a lovable two-legged Pitbull who proved his strength and resilience after surviving a tragedy. He was indeed a true survivor and fighter who was able to overcome life’s challenges. Ever since Fifty was born, he never experienced the love of a family until he got adopted. However, he became a victim of breed discrimination when a police officer shot both of his limbs on September 21, 2007.

The wound he endured from the traumatic incident required double amputation that caused him to lose his two right limbs. His family never left his side during the medical procedures. Unfortunately, his original owners lost their home due to financial issues. With a heavy heart, Fifty’s family had to find a new home for their beloved dog as they could no longer afford to take care of him.

The Animal Welfare League took care of Fifty. He would have been euthanized if he was placed in a high-kill shelter. Diane, Animal Welfare League manager, considered Fifty to be a special dog, and with the kindness that he possessed despite all that he had been through, she was determined to find the loving dog a new home. After nine months, Fifty was able to get love and affection from his new family that was also animal lovers.


They have been fostering dogs for many years, and taking Fifty in was one of the best decisions they made. While Fifty might be missing two legs, his disability didn’t stop him from having fun. Fifty loved playing and running with his fur siblings. He might not have complete legs like regular dogs, but with the overwhelming support he received from kind-hearted people, he was able to get through life and put his sad past behind.

Fifty’s new family gave him a second chance to live a life free from harm. People who were inspired by Fifty’s story continued to follow his journey on Facebook and Instagram.

Driving Mister Fifty ❤️

Posted by Camp Fifty on Monday, May 18, 2015

Image Source: Camp Fifty via Facebook



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