The Precious Story:
Precious is a bulldog/pit bull mix, who was abandoned in Stamford, CT. This is her story as we know it after speaking with shelter employees and veterinary staff.
In the late summer/early fall of 2007, Precious was found emaciated, with an infected wound on her neck. She was a sickly 30 pounds and in dire need of medical attention. Animal Control took her in and provided her vet care, which included re-constructive surgery on her neck. The wound on her neck was caused by a dog bite, but it is not clear if it was in a fight over food/territory or if Precious was being used for dog fighting.
The staff at the veterinary hospital who worked with her, tell us she was the sweetest dog! Even being in unbelievable pain, she'd sit with you and give 'kisses', wagging her tail, appreciating the kindness people offered her.
After a long recovery process, Precious was put up for adoption. This is when Kayte (her mom, and PPR co-founder) first heard of her and immediately fell in love with her when she saw her on PetFinder.com (a website devoted to finding homes for shelter pets).
Precious went home with Kayte in December, 2007 and lived an amazing life. She unfortunately passed away in 2020. She was the most loving, affectionate, loyal, intelligent, and insightful dog. Anyone who met her was instantly drawn to her and she welcomed all with a wagging tail and a sloppy kiss. Precious was an integral part of her family, always showing kindness and love despite her rough beginning.
Project Precious Rescue is for her and the countless animals like her, who without shelters, rescues, volunteers and the many other caring people would not have a second chance. She is the inspiration behind every animal we rescue!