There was a badly abused dog in my daughter's neighborhood. We're talking a rottie-german shepherd mix, 1.5 years old, crated her entire life in a puppy crate. She could not stand up or turn around, and they fed her every couple of days. Sometimes she'd scarf it down so fast, she'd get sick. My best friend is my granddaughter's nanny. She saw how badly this pup was being treated, and called in on her. The owner went into a rage, and took the dog to the pound to be put down. It was too late at night, so the dog got a reprieve. She lied about where she took her, but my friend tracked her down. My friend is now the pup's foster mom. A healthy dog of that breed should be 70 pounds. She's 44. She has pneumonia. The next few days are critical. Please be praying for her. She doesn't deserve a life of hell and a early death. You don't have to be a person of faith. You can think positive thoughts, light a candle - whatever works. I'll keep you guys in the loop.