Pit bull survives botched neutering, in need of a new home

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - An abandoned puppy found badly bleeding at a grocery store from a botched home neutering is on the mend and looking for a new home after a Good Samaritan took him to the veterinarian and got a local dog rescue involved in his recuperation.

Jan Durham works at the Springfield Safeway off of Q Street. She found the pit bull leashed to a shopping cart in front of the store, left with a bag of dog food and a handwritten sign that read, "Anything helps." "I knew Q Street (Animal Hospital) was here just across the street, so I decided to bring him over and see what they could do for him," said Durham. Durham, who already owns a dog, was fostering the dog (that she nick-named Buddy) while Eugene's Luv-A-Bull pit bull rescue made room for him in their organization. Luv-a-Bull held an adoption event for Buddy and other dogs at Suds 'Em Yourself in downtown Eugene on Sunday. Luv-a-Bull Pit Bull volunteer Jeremy DeGuc said that Buddy is doing extremely well considering the mutilation he has been through. "He was almost dead, basically, due to that injury," said DeGuc outside Suds 'Em Yourself on Sunday. "And now he's recovering and we're trying to find him a home forever." DeGuc said Buddy is smart, sweet and good with kids. If you are interested in adopting him or other dogs with Luv-a-Bull Pit Bull you are asked to email Liesl Hardt at or call (541) 345-7511. Durham paid for the surgery that saved the life of the pit bull she now calls "Buddy". "He's really good, you know," said Durham as she cradled Buddy's head with her hands. "He's a great dog. He's so sweet. He's smart. He knows how to sit and lay down."Watch the update of this story live on KVAL's Sunday broadcast at 6:30 and 11 P.M.