Meet our next survivor Yahto @yahtothepitbull.
Yahto was one of a litter of 8 puppies born to a breeder who raised fighting Pitbull’s. In December of 2014, when the puppies were 7 weeks old the straw bed where they slept caught fire when a heat lamp fell over. There was a plastic tarp serving as a roof for the bed. With the fire 5 of the pups were killed instantly and the plastic tarp melted on to all of the dogs.Yahto and his brothers Mavi and Bodhi survived but were badly burned. The breeder did nothing but “home remedies” for a week before deciding that he was going to have them put down. He brought Yahto and Mavi to Metro Animal Control and told them to put the dogs down. MACC asked if there were any other survivors. The breeder said one other, but because Bodhis back skin hadn’t been burned off he didn’t realize that he was burned the worst, with a flap of dead skin covering the burned area.MACC told the breeder they needed to see the other dog, found Bodhi, and confiscated him. In a last ditch effort to save the dogs, someone at MACC called Shawn Aswad, who runs Snooty Giggle Dog Rescue and asked if she would consider a rescue attempt. Shawn said “Yes” picked up all three pups and transported them to Blue Pearl Veterinary Hospital. There she was given a total cost estimate of $19,000 for all three dogs. She immediate went to her Facebook page, on Dec 23, 2014. The local news also broadcast the request, and covered the story, which is in Yahtos bio. All three dogs survived. We adopted Yahto in February 2015. Mavi was adopted two weeks earlier. Bodhi had a longer road to recovery and was adopted in summer of 2015. All three dogs live happy active lives in homes with children and other pets. They are a testament to the forgiveness that animals possess which humans could dearly use. They also are a testament to the good in people when they come together to donate to a worthy cause. I started Yahtos IG in the hopes that some of those who donated will see that their money gave a dog on death’s door a normal, healthy, happy life. Around here, the three are known as the Blues Brothers, and The Christmas Miracle!