Barking is a beautiful sound from Monika Wesolowski's newest family addition. For a while veterinarians didn't know if the dog would be able to bark after someone abused the pup.
"How can you not love him? Plus of course his story, seeing those wounds - that was the first moment I was like 'I want this dog to have a better life,'" said Wesolowski.
She adopted the dog named Braveheart. In July, CBS Atlanta News first met the pup and it was the same time Wesolowski also met him.
The Animal Rescue League of Northwest Georgia saved the pit bull mix from a local county shelter.
"The story I got when I picked him up from the shelter was the neighbors had been complaining that he barked so much and their belief is one of the neighbor's slit his throat," said Cathy Roth with the Animal Rescue League of Northwest Georgia.
Wesolowski volunteers with the rescue group and offered to take him home to help him recover. He became part of the family. Braveheart is now completely healed.
"He hasn't shown aggression toward anyone," said Wesolowski.
The 67 pound dog can jump so high, Wesolowski had to replace her fence with a 6 1/2-foot tall fence.
Braveheart's story touched so many people she was able to raise the money for the fence in nine days. She wants his success to bring attention to animal abuse.
"I can't imagine the fear. I don't know how anyone could do that. People need to see the reality of it. It's not all fuzzies, kisses and love," said Wesolowski.
The person who slit Braveheart's throat has never been caught. The Animal Rescue League of NW Georgia is offering a $2,500 reward in the case.
To learn more about Braveheart, click on the links below:
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
By H. Gilbert Welch, Special to CNN updated 8:12 AM EDT, Fri May 17, 2013Editor's note: H. Gilbert Welch is a professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical PracticeMore >
I first saw the headline early Tuesday on Real Clear Politics, a political news site where I generally start my morning. It's not where I expect to see a story on breast cancer.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:09 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:09:50 GMT
A train derailment was reported near the Bridgeport and Fairfield city lines Friday night. Few details have been released on the derailment, but the incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. in the area ofMore >
Dozens of passengers and employees were among those injured when two Metro-North trains collided near a station in Fairfield Friday night.More >
Thursday, May 16 2013 3:45 PM EDT2013-05-16 19:45:11 GMT
Police arrested a Toronto woman, who was trying to get into the charity polo match in Greenwich where Prince Harry was playing.According to police, Wen Qi, 36, was trying to enter the Conyers Farms PoloMore >
Police arrested a Toronto woman, who was trying to get into the charity polo match in Greenwich where Prince Harry was playing.More >
Witnesses in southwestern Virginia say a car has driven into a crowd at a parade. Several people appear to be hurt, but the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known.More >
An elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Saturday parade in a small Virginia mountain town and investigators were looking into whether he suffered a medical emergency before the accident.More >
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at...More >
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:58:37 GMT
Happy Saturday, Rain is on its way – as expected – but it will not hamper the entire weekend. Early this morning, there will be low clouds, fog and drizzle in many parts of Connecticut. This will haveMore >
Wednesday, May 15 2013 2:57 PM EDT2013-05-15 18:57:11 GMT
The old saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Perhaps, this applies to Kitchen Nightmares, as well. An Arizona bakery was featured on Friday's episode of the Gordon RamseyMore >
The old saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Perhaps, this applies to Kitchen Nightmares, as well.More >