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Hiker Rescues Wounded Pit Bull Abandoned on Mountain

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Andi Davis was hiking up a mountain in Arizona when she found something unexpected: a wounded, half collapsed dog on the trail.

Davis had been walking about a half-mile up a deserted trail in Phoenix when she came upon the black and white, bullet-wounded pit bull. Hesitant to approach the dog at first, the wounded pit bull lifted his head when Davis reached for her water bottle. She gave him a drink, her apprehension subsided, and she lifted the 47-pound dog and began the half-mile trek back down the path.

The journey back down the mountain took Davis an hour, with regular breaks to give the dog water. Her arms shook at first from fear, then just from the weight of the dog.

Davis and her family brought the dog, now named Elijah, to the Arizona Humane Society for help. Their Second Chance Animal Hospital vets examined Elijah and found an open wound in his chest, bullet fragments in his shoulder, and a bullet in his neck. This dog was clearly left on that hiking trail to die.

The Davis family knew they were meant to be with Elijah, and they are now his proud foster parents. Davis’ 10-year-old daughter, Jessi, instantly bonded with Elijah. Bretta Nelson, spokeswoman for AHS, said that the two acted as if “they had been best friends their whole lives.”

In a letter to Nelson and AHS, Jessi wrote, “When my mom found our new dog on the mountain, my heart broke at the first sight of him. He was torn up. Everywhere… I thought I would never see him again. I knew he was in good hands [at the Arizona Humane Society], but I still felt very sad… [Now] Elijah is the family dog. Because he’s special. After all you have done for us, I want to help animals too. Thank you so much for making our lives better. You rock.”

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Andi Davis is a hero to animals. Had she not been on that trail that day, had she not sprung into action, poor Elijah would have suffered a long and miserable death. Now he has a second change at a happy life, and he gets to spend it with the best possible family. Heartfelt thanks go out to Andi Davis and her family, as well as all the compassionate people at the Arizona Humane Society.

Photo credit: Andi Davis / Arizona Humane Society

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