As the pit bull bled in the shelter, two nonprofit rescue groups worked behind the scenes - Dallas DogRRR in Fort Worth, Texas, and Second Chance Rescue NYC in New York. Volunteers from the groups had learned about the dog - who was named Addy - and made fast plans to pick her up first thing in the morning. As soon as Addy was in their care, Dallas DogRRR volunteers rushed her to the Country Brook Animal Hospital to get her the urgent care she needed. One of the volunteers posted a picture of Addy on Facebook with an "SOS" call for a foster home.
When Carrie DeBord saw Addy's photo, she already had six dogs in her care, including a pit bull foster dog, Tess, who had been saved from death row. DeBord had no room for another dog, especially one in such a severe condition, but she couldn't stop thinking about Addy. "My heart broke and I desperately wanted to help," DeBord tells The Dodo. "I knew I would do it, even though I'd never done so previously."