ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A seven-month-old pit bull puppy rescued from an abusive teenager in north St. Louis County was a special guest on Friday's edition of 'Today in St. Louis' for a progress report and adoption information.
A video of a boy suplexing and punching the puppy circulated on social media in late February and led to the arrests of two juveniles. Both were charged with animal abuse.
The dog, now named "Honor," did not have any broken bones or major injuries and was given a clean bill of health from a St. Louis County Animal Control veterinary team.
At present, Honor is being cared for by Even Chance, a nonprofit rescue group dedicated to rehabilitating and training pit bulls facing any one of five different problematic circumstances: dogs needing to be re-homed, domestic abuse cases, dog fighting busts, strays, and St. Louis-area shelter pit bulls.
March 27, a special event, Honor for Honor, will be held at Urban Chestnut, located at 3229 Washington Avenue, 6-9 p.m. The event will pay tribute to the popular rescue dog along with Jamie Buehrle, wife of St. Louis native and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle, who called animal control about the situation.
Honor is up for adoption now and Even Chance is accepting applications on its website.
Donations are also being accepted online for Honor to help pay for medial treatments, nutrition, training, forever family training and checkups.