A homeless pit bull named Nellie was once described as scared, shy, and fearful. But now, brave is the best word to describe the sweet dog. The five year old dog was no longer homeless, thanks to her foster mom Jane Taylor. So, the pair set out on a hike together recently and Nellie jumped into action. Nellie’s story starts several years ago, when she was just a year old and rescued by the Final Frontier Rescue Project in Texas. She found herself in a series of shelters before going into a foster home with Jane.
Nellie arrived scared and little overweight to Jane’s home, but soon run with her foster mom helped her trim down. She’s made a big shift in her temperament too, getting over her fear of loud noises and being afraid of being touched. She has a new life now, and Nellie is finally happy enough to embrace it. But Jane had no idea how much Nellie had grown until they went on a hike together. They were up in the mountains and on their way back to the car when she heard something: the rattle of a snake. Before Jane could react, Nellie jumped into action and jumped on top of the snake.
Sadly, Nellie was bit in the face by the snake. A man on the hike with Jane threw a jacket over the snake and took it away and Jane picked up Nellie and took her back to the car. Poor Nellie was in pain and suffering, and Jane took her immediately to the vet. She arrived just in time and the staff was able to give her antivenom and antibiotics and she has made a full recovery. In fact, Jane says Nellie was back to her usual self and chasing squirrels just two days after the snake bite. Now all Nellie needs is a forever home!