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A sweet little pup named Elliot weighed just three pounds when he was found on the side of a road and taken to a LifeLine Animal Project shelter in Georgia.

“He literally could fit in the palm of my hand,” Daphne Bragg with LifeLine told The Dodo. “Seeing a dog that small in such a big shelter in that condition … I wanted him to make it.”

So she took him home.

 

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Bragg explained that she was surprised by Elliot’s friendly and outgoing personality.

“A human didn’t care for him, so the fact that he was so trusting and loving to a human, that’s not something you see every day,” she said.

Bragg already owned three pit bulls. While they were much larger and stronger than the tiny pup, Bragg says they sort of took him under their paws and were very gentle with him.

 

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One of Elliot’s eyes was also extremely infected. Because of his size and lack of strength, the veterinarian didn’t recommend surgery and instead planned to remove the eye.

But soon the pup grew and thrived under the care of Bragg, and Elliot’s eye began to heal on its own.

“He actually fought off the infection,” Bragg said, and he didn’t need the eye removed.

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Still, there was another obstacle Elliot needed to overcome. His front legs were bowing out and the pup had to wear casts.

“He did not let them (the casts) slow him down,” Bragg said. “Once he got them off it was kind of like he had to learn to walk again.”

 

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Bragg said it was watching and following her other dogs that helped Elliot in the end. Now it’s as if Elliot never was that tiny, neglected pup at all.

“He’s super outgoing,” Bragg said. “He’s confident. He’s not afraid of anything. He definitely completed the pack … he’s one of the big dogs now.”

We’re so grateful for projects like LifeLine and for people like Bragg who put so much time and love into neglected and abandoned animals.

If you’d like to learn more about LifeLine Animal Project, visit their Facebook page. As for Elliot, you can follow him on Instagram at @elliotthebug.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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