"To know that Tommy would die ... be put to sleep after such horrible treatment and lack of love literally ripped out my heart. We want to give Tommy a chance to know what love is. We want him to feel safe and secure, and know that he will never be hurt again," Brooks said.
There wasn't much known about Tommy's past or what conditions led him to become this way. "What we found out was that he was a stray picked up that looked like he was in some kind of fight," Patti Dawson, executive director and board member of Dallas DogRRR, told The Dodo. "Our vet reported that he was definitely ... a bait dog for dog fighting." Bait dogs are cruelly used as practice for fight dogs in training - they typically get tied to a tree or pole with their mouths taped shut or teeth filed down so they aren't able to fight back when attacked.
He desperately needed a miracle - and, luckily, he got one.
In order for Tommy to be taken in by Second Chance in New York, someone had to temporarily foster him from his location in Texas, until he could be transferred over. So, Dallas DogRRR stepped up to the plate.