Published On: Mon, Sep 18th, 2017

2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards – Abigail Wins Title Of “American Hero Dog”

LOS ANGELES, California – Following nearly a million votes by the American public and the opinions of an expert panel of celebrity animal lovers and dog experts, Abigail, a one-year-old pit mix from Lehigh Acres, Florida has been named this year’s most courageous canine, besting 187 other heroic hounds and capturing the top title of “American Hero Dog” at the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®. The seventh annual Hero Dogs Awards is sponsored by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc. and will be broadcast nationally on Hallmark Channel October 26 at 8 pm ET/PT, 7 pm Central Time.

Congratulations to the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards Top Winner – Abigail The American Hero Dog!

Abigail is a gal that did not ask for the life she was forced to live. Abigail and her bonnets have changed the world.

Abigail is a HERO because of the lesson she teaches about forgiveness and dogfighting. Abigail and her Bonnets have brought awareness to the importance of helping “End Dog Fighting.”

A one-year-old pit mix was found as a stray in Miami, Florida. Brockton drove to Miami to bring her to LIFE Rescue. Upon her arrival and after further examinations we believe she suffered the life of suspected dog fighting. She was anemic, she was infested with ticks, scars covered her bloody head, neck, and back legs, half her face was missing, she smelled so bad of infection, and was covered in old dried mud.

The entire side of her face was gone. Her skin had been ripped off right down to the ear drum. Abigail had only spent a day at the shelter before she was brought to the rescue’s vet clinic. Her injuries were at least a week old, and she almost lost her life.

Abigail had weeks of hospitalization and daily bandage changes. How would she live a normal life? Would she need rehab? She had several MAJOR surgeries of extensive skin grafts.

Day two of her journey is when her “MISSION” began. TJ her vet and vet tech Destiny were changing her bandages, and the way they held the gauze looked like a bow. Since then they called her bandages “her bonnets.”

People started sending bonnets from all over the WORLD. Abigail is on Facebook at “Bonnets For Abigail” with over 21k followers who love her.

Abigail didn’t need therapy, Abigail is the therapy. She loves people and dogs. She has a mission to continue to teach forgiveness and end dog fighting.

Follow Abigail on Faceebook: www.facebook.com/BonnetsForAbigail

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