On or around August 4th, 2016, a small 3 year old white and black male American Bully in Atlanta, Georgia was shot three times in the head and left to die. The circumstances surrounding his shooting were never clarified. But nevertheless, he recovered in full from his injuries, thanks to the vets at Fayetteville Animal Hospital and SCR, who provided the funds for his recovery. His only lasting effects from the shooting are a slight head tilt and a half paralyzed face. After being fostered by Amie Reisinger in Rochester, NY where he had a crash course in patience, tolerance, and unconditional love, my husband and I, eager to add a bully to our home, fell in love with his big bossy personality and applied to him immediately. By February 2017, he was ours.
He bonded to us instantly. After being shot in the head, Brutus has every reason to be untrusting and angry. Instead, when he’s not trying to squeeze his 65 lbs of muscle into our laps, he is at our heels following us around the house and gazing at us while he chews happily on his toys. He is forever loved and we are forever indebted to SCR for saving his life.
-Ellie Murphy (Brutus’s Mom)