Smiling Through the Scars

Smiling Through the Scars

Tennessee pilots Gene Perkins and Will Tomlinson picked up Willis the cattle dog in Rome, GA and delivered him to Christina Curtis, his temporary foster mom, in Greenfield, IN.

Christina, Willis, Gene and Will

Willis was a stray, rescued from the street by a kind woman after he was attacked by other dogs. He was at animal control and on death row in Georgia when volunteers got his story out via Facebook. Several people on Facebook came together to save him, volunteering money and time.

An Atlanta man also offered to pay most of his veterinary and boarding costs at the North Broad Veterinary Clinic in Rome, GA. It took a village to get Willis off of death row. His destination was a foster home in Minnesota, where he will be up for adoption. Another PNP volunteer will flew him from Indiana to Minnesota.

Playtime at the ‘layover’ in Indiana.

Coordinating Willis’ rescue was very gratifying for those involved. His wonderful spirit has touched many people from across the country. The rescuers knew he had facial wounds and scars, but didn’t know their extent until he arrived in Indiana.

Priceless – Smiling through the scars

Perhaps he would make a great therapy dog for kids who have been bullied or people who have been disfigured.

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13 Responses to “Smiling Through the Scars”

  1. Laura Olszewski 13. Oct, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Pilots and Paws are awesome!!!! ♥♥♥

  2. Had I not just rescued my fifth two weeks ago; I would be on a plane to bring this precious, priceless boy home!
    Bless all of you~

  3. What a wonderful story. I would adopt Willis in a heartbeat if he was coming to Oregon. He is a very handsome guy. My thanks go out to all the people that have made this moment possible for him. You are true heroes in my book.

  4. Bless your hearts! You are truly angels!

  5. Ahhh, the poor boy. This story and his picture made me cry. So glad there are still GOOD people out there like all those who took part in his rescue. Bravo to you all!

  6. Thank you for all you do..God bless your mission! I wish I could adopt many dogs and love them forever!! My Golden needs a playmate!! :)

  7. Dorris Greenough 13. Oct, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Once again Pilots are hero’s. Thank you for what you do and I would be willing to bet you got many kisses along the way.

  8. when I started reading the story of Willis, my eyes got watery but when I scrolled down and saw him in the playtime photo, I broke out in a huge smile! What would we do without the generous, loving, caring men and women of PNP. Thank you for ALL you do <3

  9. He is still beautiful!!!! Many thanks to your organization!!

  10. Saw PNP story on nightly news with Brian Williams. Wonderful work and a big thank you to you all for your kindness, generosity and empathy. Will keep visiting your site.

  11. God bless all the people involved in the rescue of this beautiful dog. This story touched my heart forever

  12. Awwww, love him! so glad he is getting a second chance :o)

  13. PNP is an amazing bunch of people what a hansom boy he is Thank You All