If Ally were a cat, she’d have only eight lives left.
As luck had it, she’s a perfectly healthy pit bull today — and thanks to some quick action on the part of several first responders, her single life is more than enough so far, thank you very much.
Ally was heartlessly tossed from the Interstate 310 overpass in St. Charles Parish, La., into an alligator-infested swamp.
She sustained two puncture wounds to the neck, thought to be inflicted by an alligator, over about 45 minutes on a small piece of marsh.
A firefighter hoisted the 70-pound animal up a ladder; from there, officials from the St. Rose Fire Department, the St. Charles Paris Sherilff’s Office and St. Charles Parish Animal Control transported her to the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter for treatment.
It was found that she also suffered from a serious skin infection, believed to have been contracted prior to this incident.
Authorities haven’t determined whether the owner is the perpetrator.
Ally is between 5 and 7 years old.
A local television outlet said the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recognizes October as National Pit Bull Awareness Month in an effort to educate the community about the breed.