FORT WORTH -- A happy ending for an abused puppy found wandering a Fort Worth park five weeks ago, with its ear nearly severed.
The pit bull puppy had a rubber band tightly wound around one ear. Vets believe the ear was being clipped in a crude and abusive attempt to groom her for fighting. Gracie's ear had to be removed because of infection.
Injured strays are usually dropped off at the pound and euthanized.
But Little Gracie found a family of angels in the Childress'. They have willingly spent about $2,000 in veterinary care, even though they can't keep the dog.
Kathy Childress said the little dog deserved a second chance.
After a News 8 report two weeks ago, the Childress family began hearing from potential adoptive families.
They settled on Anna and Eddy Bynum.
"I saw the news report," said Anna. "And wondered who was going to adopt a one-eared pit-bull. Then I realized it was going to be me."
"I saw her, and immediately knew I wanted to give her a home," she added.
The Childress family interviewed adoptive families to make sure Gracie would not be turned into a fighting dog.
Gracie will get a lot of exercise as her new mother is an avid hiker. She arrived at her new home, to a comfortable new dog bed, a rhinestone studded nametag, and plenty of treats.