Veteran fosters abandoned dog with new mission to help other vets


It’s hard not to talk about Bruno, a pit bull from Colorado who was abandoned, but now has a new mission helping veterans.It was a veteran who saved Bruno, who was dropped off at a park and left there overnight.”I couldn’ t believe someone would just come up to a park and push their dog out of a car and leave him,” Carl Anderson told KOAA.Anderson, an Air Force veteran, said he went to check on Bruno the following morning and described the dog as confused and scared.”Being through things like Bruno has, it’s a lot to handle for anyone,” Anderson said.Anderson was able to provide a description of the vehicle that helped officers track down Bruno’s owners and charge them with cruelty to animals. But in the meantime, Bruno was sent to a humane society shelter.”They do great things. They do the best they can, but there’s just so much out there, they can’t save every dog,” Anderson said. “And he wasn’t doing real well in the kennels there.” Anderson’s family decided to foster Bruno. Once he was transferred to a local rescue and now, Anderson is preparing the dog for a bright future with a nonprofit organization called Victoria Service Dogs, Which trains dogs to become service animals and pairs them with veterans who need one.Now, Bruno is going “from whatever life he left behind unwillingly to helping make someone else’s life better,” Anderson said. Watch the video above to hear more of Bruno’s story.

It’s hard not to talk about Bruno, a pit bull from Colorado who was abandoned, but now has a new mission helping veterans.

It was a veteran who saved Bruno, who was dropped off at a park and left there overnight.

“I couldn’t believe someone would just come up to a park and push their dog out of a car and leave him,” Carl Anderson told KOAA.

Anderson, an Air Force veteran, said he went to check on Bruno the following morning and described the dog as confused and scared.

“Being through things like Bruno has, it’s a lot to handle for anyone,” Anderson said.

Anderson was able to provide a description of the vehicle that helped officers track down Bruno’s owners and charge them with cruelty to animals.

But in the meantime, Bruno was sent to a humane society shelter.

“They do great things. They do the best they can, but there’s just so much out there, they can’t save every dog,” Anderson said. “And he wasn’t doing real well in the kennels there.”

Anderson’s family decided to foster Bruno once he was transferred to a local rescue and now, Anderson is preparing the dog for a bright future with a nonprofit organization called Victoria Service Dogs, which trains dogs to become service animals and pairs them with veterans who need one .

Now, Bruno is going “from whatever life he left behind unwillingly to helping make someone else’s life better,” Anderson said.

Watch the video above to hear more of Bruno’s story.

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