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Shorty Saves a Pit Bull from Being Euthanized on 'Pit Boss XL' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 29th 2011 6:30PM
Sadly, injured dogs don't typically last long in shelters, especially if the required treatment is expensive. It's even worse if that dog is a pit bull. That made things tough on Shorty Rossi and his gang on 'Pit Boss XL' (Saturdays, 10PM on Animal Planet) as they tried to raise money for Patty, a pit with an injured leg for whom Rossi was trying to find a home.

The shelter had called Rossi to tell him they were running out of space and might have to euthanize Patty. "So I have to prove my case to the shelter so they will give Patty a couple of more days," he said. He got the extra time, and set out to find a way to raise funds for Patty's surgery.

The first thought was to use a promotion at a wine store. Every time someone bought a bottle of wine, a portion went toward the surgery. But they fell short of the $5,000 needed for the surgery, so Rossi had to come up with another plan. That wound up meaning Rossi and his employees chipping in to make up the difference. And it worked. And if you're wondering, Patty has healed nicely and was adopted.

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