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Pit Bull Found Chained by Throat & Left in Basement After Man Buys House


Pit Bulls have been given the reputation of being mean animals. Most of the time, however, they act that way because of how their owner treats them or how they were trained.

The public perception of this breed has a lot to do with media coverage of aggressive dog attacks.

In reality, this dog breed can be actually quite sweet if people would give them a chance.

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One Pit Bull, however, was found in terrible conditions, abandoned in the basement of a house, but her reaction to her rescue shows just how sweet this breed can be.

“I bought a house and there is a Pit Bull chained up in the basement,” the man who called Stray Rescue said. “I don’t know how long it’s been down there. I’ll send a friend over there to let you in.”

The man had bought a home in St. Louis, Missouri, and found the poor dog chained up by the throat in the basement.

The rescue organization quickly arrived with treats and leashes for the animal.

They opened the door to the basement and found a dog with her tail wagging waiting at the end of the stairs. The Pit Bull didn’t bark or bite. She was just so happy to see nice people!

The only challenge to free her was to keep her from choking herself on the chain out of excitement to race up the stairs with her rescuers.

As soon as the pooch was released from her chains, she jumped up and down to kiss and hug the kind people who helped her find freedom.


The representatives from the rescue organization went back down the stairs to see what kind of living situation the poor dog had been in. The area was trashed, and according to the video post, someone had been occupying the property but left in a hurry, leaving behind the dog and a ton of garbage.

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They named the dog Jumping Bean because of her reaction to her rescue.

“We felt as though she was saying ‘I am not to be ignored. I am a LIVING, BREATHING being & I deserve better!'”

Jumping Bean was so happy to be free, she kept wagging and had a giant smile on her face. She even offered her belly to her rescuers for belly rubs and love.

Luckily the Pit Bull was found by kind people who will make sure she is taken care of.

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
Tucson, Arizona
Graduated with Honors
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Oregon
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Contributor for Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future
Prescott, Arizona
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