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Craigslist Ad Saves Dog From Alleged Abuse

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by Janet Kim

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Davidson County woman posted an advertisement on Craigslist, refusing to give a stray dog back to its owners.

Christianna Willis, age 23, said a pit bull, who she named Mama Jade, showed up at her North Nashville home.

Willis said the dog was looking for help, not a home.

"I saw her teeth and saw that her teeth had been pulled out and filed down, and I just started crying," said Christianna Willis, who found Mama Jade. "I immediately started bawling."

She said Mama Jade was severely abused, and appeared to have cancer. Willis wrote a Craigslist Ad of her own to the owners, telling them Mama Jade would never go back.

"That night I was just sitting in my room thinking about her because I was so angry," said Willis.

The ad has gone viral since it was posted.

"Around 7 last night, I had 7,000 emails," said Willis.

Willis created a Facebook page for Mama Jade at 3 a.m. Thursday, and thousands of people have already "liked" the Mama Jade page.

"It's gratifying to see a nation, even around the globe of people stepping up to show interest with one single dog," said Jean Harrison with Big Fluffy Dogs, a non-profit rescue group.

Big Fluffy Dogs has stepped into help Mama Jade.

"The initial fear was that she had to be euthanized, but that's not the case," said Harrison. "But if she does have more aggressive cancer, we'll provide her hospice care where she's with a family and she's loved until her time is up."

It has given dog lovers hope that man's best friend may never really be lost after all.

Willis said she would be posting updates on Mama Jade on Facebook.

For more information on how to support rescue group, Big Fluffy Dogs, visit to their website.


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