Bulletproof Sam (aka Champion Sam) is a dogfighting survivor. He was rescued along with 16 other dogs in Jacksonville, Florida in February, 2012. The 8-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier fought for most of his life and managed to survive. His face bears the scars of his hard-won survival.
What amazed his rescuers was how gentle Sam was despite the years of abuse he endured. He lost a portion of his face and most of his teeth. He was found locked in an underground cage.
When he was freed, he met his rescuers with a wagging tail and just wanted to be hugged. Chris Schindler from the Humane Society of the United States said, "He is a sweet dog who just wants to curl up on your lap."
Sam was nicknamed "Bulletproof Sam" after his rescue because he endured years of horrors and emerged only wanting to be loved. He went to Hello Bully, a pit bull rescue organization in Pennsylvania, where he was given lots of love and care.
A year and a bit after his rescue, Sam has officially found a forever home! On April 19, 2013 Sam has was officially adopted by a family who regularly volunteers for Hello Bully. They've been fostering him since Easter and "couldn't imagine" life without him. Bulletproof Sam's Facebook page says he joins his amazing parents, April and and John, and their two kids Andrue, 9, and Allyson, 15, along with their 4-year-old White Boxer and 2-year-old Bernese Mountain dog.
At his new home, Sam has plenty of space with his very own couch and room to nap and relax in. Most importantly he has a family to call his own.
Here's a video of Sam's rescue.
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