This is a crosspost from my email... This is not MY situation...I don't have enough room to take Gracie or I would foster her till she finds a home... This is rather urgent if you are interrested in lending a hand please email the sender of this letter...there is contact info. in the body... Thanks. To whom it may concern: The following email was written by my boyfriend Jim. He went into great lengths to document every detail about my dog's life and history...Im forwarding it to you in hopes that you or someone you know may give her another chance at a peaceful happy life, as there is no way that I may keep her. As much as possible we would love to stay in contact with her and visit with her once she is adopted. she is an AWESOME dog, and would be great as an only dog for a companion. Shes been bounced around way too many times and needs a permanent, loving home. Send this onto dog lovers or anyone you think would be a good parent to Gracie. Please help, Love Lauren contact me at this email, heres the email: The reason I am emailing you is because I am hoping you can help me place a 21 month old South African Boerboel female, named Gracie, into a loving home. Gracie has had a rough start to her life. She was brought over from South Africa for the sole purpose of being a cog in a puppy mill machine. She was only in the country for 2 months before suffering from a prolapsed uterus. This condition made it impossible for her to be used for breeding and the breeder left Grace to die. Gracie laid there in a cage with her uterus hanging out of her body for four days. The breeder had left her to die. Another lady who worked with the breeder at PetSmart offered to take Grace to her vet and have her uterus completely removed. The procedure was successful and Grace, although losing forty pounds, was alive and on her way to recovering. The woman who took Grace in also owned horses. While Grace was recovering, she would chase the horses and try to play with them. At one point, she was kicked in the head by one of the horses and suffered hearing damage and possibly some type of traumatic brain injury. Her ear was split and constantly bleeding. The woman did not take her to the vet. Instead, she decided to put Grace up for adoption. My girlfriend worked at PetSmart and was willing to give Grace a new home. Grace's new home would consist of my girlfriend (Lauren), her other dog Anna (a 55 pound, 2 year old shepherd mix, and 2 cats. Anna has been known to be dog aggressive in the past, but we thought with lots of work and supervision, we could break her aggressive and possessive behavior. After about 2 weeks, the 2 dogs were getting along fine. No problems beside minor scuffles and Anna growling. Her ear was treated, and she was well on her way to full recovery from all she had been through. Several months later, around labor day, Anna and Grace got into a fight. Anna, who was off leash, was dancing around Grace, who was leashed. Grace got a hold of Anna and slammed her to the ground. I broke the 2 of them up by jumping in between them and tearing them apart, but not before Anna had pierced Grace's ear. Lauren took Grace away on her leash as I had Anna restrained by her collar. Shortly after, the 2 dogs returned to normal behavior and lived peacefully like they had for the past couple months. We thought the fight was a fluke happening because Anna was taunting a restrained Grace. The following Saturday, Lauren let Anna and Grace outside while she hopped in the shower. While she was in the shower, Anna and Grace broke into a full blown dog fight. Hearing the fight from her bathroom, Lauren ran outside to break the dogs up. She tried pulling Grace off of Anna, when Grace bit her foot, breaking her first and third metatarsals. The dogs continued to fight until the neighbors turned a hose on the two of them. This finally got the 2 dogs apart. An ambulance took Lauren to the hospital. The neighbors put Anna inside and left Grace outside. Lauren contacted me from the hospital and asked me if I could go to her house and check to see if the dogs were ok. I arrived at her house and saw Grace first. Her ears were ripped open and bleeding. She had puncture wounds on her legs and neck. Although she was bloody, Grace did not seem to be too badly injured. Anna on the other hand looked like a professional boxer who just lost a 15 round match. I tended to both dogs wounds. None of the cuts or bruises were significant and both dogs would heal back to normal. Anna was temporarily moved to Lauren's mother's house, and Grace stayed at her house. Lauren would also heal, but would have to decide what to with the dogs, knowing the 2 of them could no longer live in the same house. Lauren had raised Anna from a pup, and had decided to put Grace up for adoption. Lauren's parent's had suggested that we contact their close friends Frank and Helen. Frank and Helen are animal lovers as well. They own a 6 year old Cane Corso and were looking to get another dog. The Cane Corso (named Scully) was also possessive of her home territory and especially her bones. We once again thought we could make it work between the 2 dogs. Helen is a nurse who is away from home during work hours, but Frank was home almost everyday with the 2 dogs. For the next couple weeks, Frank and Helen worked with the dogs. The progress was rapid and very positive. The two dogs seemed to have worked things out and were living happily together. About two months after initially taking Grace into their home, Frank and Helen had Frank's parents and Lauren and her mother over to watch the football game and to visit. The room they were in was quite small for 6 people and 2 large dogs. Grace had a bone that Scully was possessive over and was near Frank's dad, who Scully was also possessive of. Scully continually tried to take the bone from Grace, until the 2 of them got into a fight. Frank tried to break the 2 of them up and was bit by Grace. His pinky finger was severed from the fingernail up. They separated the dogs and went to the hospital. Scully moved into Frank's parents house and Grace stayed with Helen and Frank (after he got out of the hospital). After long thought, Frank and Helen decided that they could not give up Scully and would have to put Grace up for adoption. This brings us to where we are today. We have determined that Grace is also dog aggressive and needs to be the only pet in a home. She also needs a home with no small children because she plays a little rough. Grace's past is going to make it hard for us to find a home for her. Although she did bite 2 people, it was result of them getting in between her and another dog. She is not people or food aggressive in any way. Grace would make a great companion. She is a sweetheart and deserves a good home where she can be herself. Our fear is she would end up in a fighting ring or ultimately have to be put to sleep if we can not find her a suitable home. She has had a rough start and I hope you will be able to aide me or help me get in touch with someone else who would be able to aide me in finding Grace the home she deserves. I would like to be a part of the process in anyway possible. I truly care for her nothing would make me happier than seeing her finally settled in with a good family. Please email me back with your opinions and your advice on where to go from here. I realize that this email is more like a novel than a normal email, but I feel it is important that you are made aware of Grace's complete past. 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