Gracie was a great ambassador. Everyone wanted to meet her, Lowery said. "She was far from a frothing monster," he added, as pit bulls are sometimes painted. Instead, Gracie was simply a dog.
"This morning, little, old, bow-legged Gracie passed away and got her angel wings," read a Facebook post on the Gracie's Guardians page. "But despite the years of suffering and neglect and the toll it must have taken on her physically and emotionally, at heart, she was a really 'just a dog,' like any other dog, limitless in the love she had to offer and indomitable in her spirit."