Megan Steinke’s dog Abigail’s rescue reminds us of a Cinderella story because they both experienced tragic pasts but had had a happy-ever ending.
The pit bull is a survivor and a healer because of her transformation from being a bait dog to a therapy animal!
Abigail is proof that love can heal even the worst wounds and her story has already touched thousands online worldwide.
When Abigail first came to Love is Fur Ever Dog Rescue in Florida in 2016, her condition was nothing to write about and Dr. Thomas Jackson called it the worst case he’d ever seen.
Her rescuers believe she had been used as bait in a Miami dogfighting ring where one of her ears had been torn to shreds as well as one side of her head. She ended up losing a ear, but nothing could take away her sweet spirit.
Now after a long, tough recovery, Abigail has now finally got her forever family: Megan and her husband Jason.
She is being treated like a princess and has become a therapy dog with her canine sister Tala!
The two of them visit hospitals, assisted living homes, schools, fire and police departments, and anywhere else they’re needed.
In 2017, Abigail was named the American-Humane Hero Dog of the year and celebrated with the doctor who helped save her life.
Her parents are sharing her inspiring story with thousands through a Facebook page called “Bonnets For Abigail.”
“Abigail does have a wonderful Cinderella story,” Megan said. “That’s what I like to call it. Former bait dog to Disney Princess. She’s raising awareness on bait dogs and dogfighting rings and animal cruelty as a whole.”
In fact, the pup is now becoming a princess in real life, when Disney reached out to Megan and asked to feature Abigail on a new Disney+ show called “It’s a Dog’s Life.” Each episode highlights two working dogs and one furry “hometown hero.”
Megan and Jason are excited to see their pup become a Disney star, they’re also optimistic about the difference her story will make. “It’s just been so inspiring to see the impact a dog can make on people, and really advocate for the breed of the pit bull, and help rescue dogs,” Megan said. “Rescue dogs aren’t broken. They have so much love to give, and Abigail is an example of that.”
We are so inspired and blessed by this story of the transformation of Abigail from a bait dog to a real-life Disney princess! May she live her best life now and help put smiles on the faces of thousands all over the world.