Unfortunately, the incident of Little B being tied up and abandoned is not an isolated one. "We've worked with the New York City Police department on a number of cases where dogs have been intentionally abandoned without food or water and sometimes suffering from injuries." Howard Lawrence, vice president of the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Group, told The Dodo. "If you find a potentially abandoned animal, you should immediately contact your local law enforcement, animal control agency or whichever agency handles abandoned or injured animals in your community. Quick action could potentially save an animal's life."
Teasdale's haste to take action may have been linked to her experience with this sort of animal cruelty in the past.
Teasdale's family dog - also a pit bull, named Lychee - was a rescue who had been left outside to starve and suffer. She was found at a public pool, where she'd been tied up for over a week in late winter. Teasdale grew up with Lychee and the pair had always been close. Just like the abandoned pup she found as an adult, Lychee was affectionate and full of snuggles. Perhaps this is what motivated and inspired Teasdale to immediately do everything she could for Little B.