Lexy spent her first eight years of life at a backyard breeder, without proper care or love. She gave birth to countless litters of puppies, leaving her stomach swollen and stretched, and she was never allowed outside. Lexy’s life was dismal — until she was finally rescued.
The senior pit bull ended up at the British Columbia SPCA, and waited months in the shelter for someone to notice her. In all her time there, only one person applied to adopt Lexy — and that person turned out to be her new forever mom, Jenny Mackay.
“Where others who walked by her cage saw a senior dog, a pit bull type dog and a dog with a distended belly from over breeding, I saw simply a dog who needed love,” Mackay told The Dodo.
Lexy finally had a real home — but after all that she’d been through, she still had a long way to go.