Not only is the beginning of this story unbelievable, but how it ends is absolutely heartwarming.
A woman named Andi Davis was hiking along an isolated mountain trail in the Phoenix Mountain Reserves when she spotted an injured pit bull lying on the rocks with what looked like broken legs.
At first, Andi was hesitant to do anything that would cause her or or the dog harm. Moments later, the animal slowly raised his head and looked at her water bottle, and Andi knew she had to do something.
Andi gave her water, and then proceeded to lift his 50-pound body up and into her arms. This tiny woman spent the next hour carrying him down the mountain using nothing but her strength.
Once Andi and the dog reached the bottom of the mountain, her husband and young daughter helped rush him to the humane society.
The medical staff was shocked to discover the dog didn’t have broken legs — he had been shot and was suffering from the bullet wounds lodged inside his neck.
After naming him Elijah, they took him home and became his foster family. Elijah is now happy and healthy, living his second chance — all because of one incredibly brave, courageous and strong woman.
Andi’s daughter, Jessica, is now trying to encourage future pet owners to open their hearts to pit bulls.