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This Adorable Pit Bull Was Almost Put Down As A Pup, But Now She’s Saving Lives

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The undeserved aggressive stereotype has lingered far too long for Pit Bulls. Despite how often the pups prove they are just as gentle, sweet, and lovable as every other pooch, they continue to struggle against their “vicious” stigma.

This pretty girl named Libby is helping to change that as she works toward becoming an official narcotics police dog just outside of Houston, Texas. But because of her breed, she almost wasn”t even given a chance at life.

Rescued from a shelter in 2011, she was the only puppy from her litter spared from euthanasia.

Rescued from a shelter in 2011, she was the only puppy from her litter spared from euthanasia.

She was saved from that same fate by Marcia Piotter of Operation Pets Alive.

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The organization was ordinarily reluctant to take in Pits, again, because of their false reputation, but they made an exception for Libby.

That reputation also kept the sweet, playful pup from finding a forever home for the next three years.

That reputation also kept the sweet, playful pup from finding a forever home for the next <em>three years</em>.

Instead, she stayed in foster care with Piotter until they got the idea to see if there was a place for Libby as a working dog.

They met with Brad Croft from Universal K9, an organization that trains shelter dogs to become police dogs, but there was still one problem: the cost of admission (close to $1,000) was a bit too steep for Piotter to tackle alone.

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That”s when local Pit Bull advocate Debra Guajardo, inspired by her own rescued pup becoming a therapy dog, stepped in to help raise the money.

After a few months of training with Croft, Libby is officially ready to join the narcotics team at the Montgomery County Constable”s Fourth Precinct.

After a few months of training with Croft, Libby is officially ready to join the narcotics team at the Montgomery County Constable

She”s also finally found a forever home, joining her handler and his family.

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She”s clearly made herself quite comfortable in her new life, as she should.

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Everyone who”s had a part in bringing her into this new life couldn”t be more proud. Guajardo even described herself as a “nervous mother planning the wedding for an only daughter” as they wait for her to join the force. Croft was also so inspired by her training process, he plans to take in five more Pit Bulls and help rid them of their stereotype once and for all.

In the meantime, you can keep up with Libby”s police adventures over on her Facebook page.

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