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Pit Bull Thrown From Overpass Finds Forever Home With The Woman Who Saved Him

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April Eells’s mom was driving on a freeway in Portland, Oregon, when she saw something get thrown off the overpass.

At first, she thought it was a bag, but she pulled over immediately to double-check. Sadly, it turned out to be a Pit Bull, but the woman just happened to be at the right place at the right time to save his life.


The woman called Eells in a panic, who just happens to work at a veterinary clinic in Tualatin. She rushed the dog there, who ended up having broken bones and torn ligaments, and needed extensive surgery to repair them.

Eells’ family began raising money for the surgeries, which were thankfully a success.

Eells formed a very special bond with the Pit Bull, who they have since named Hank, and her parents decided to permanently adopt him.

He is now recovering comfortably at his new forever home, and is expected to make a full recovery.

Not only did fate bring Eells’ mother to the right place at the right time, but Hank is also very symbolic of Eells’ daughter, who tried to commit suicide by jumping off an overpass last year, but thankfully survived.

“So, we can’t just give up on him,” Eells told KPTV. “They both have made it. And my own daughter had surgery again today and he had surgery last week, so I just feel like they just for whatever reason…there’s this parallel and he came into our lives for a reason, and my mom just said we’re not giving up on him.”

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Unfortunately, it is not known who threw Hank off the overpass, but Eells is reminding people that there are plenty of options if you no longer want your pet, rather than discard them in a harmful way.

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