Zion — Emerging Hero

Charity Partner: Dogs on Deployment
Location: Helotes, Texas

Zion was used as a bait dog and has had his teeth removed and all of his canines filed down. He was discovered on the streets of Houston with part of his jaw hanging off, bites, scars, and severely underweight. Zion was taken to a high kill shelter and was going to be euthanized because he was in need of medical care and due to his breed. Zion showed only love towards everyone who made contact with him. An Angel named Lynette picked him up at the shelter and brought him to a Pit Bull rescue to give him a chance for a happy life. While she was transporting him she took a picture of his face and posted the picture to Facebook. Her friend immediately saw the picture and called her to find out who this magnificent creature was and how she could adopt him.

Zion became her dog on April 13, 2014 and he is now the love of her life. Zion’s mommy is a manager of a cancer center and Zion is the mascot. On any given day you can find Zion greeting patients, at times he will be dressed in scrubs and a surgical cap. Zion has no idea he is a Pit Bull and assumes every person that visits the cancer center or his home is there only to see him and give him treats. He loves everyone and he now has a kitten who is his very own baby; Zion takes care of him and they sleep cheek to cheek. All who meet him loves Zion. He shows only love and he has overcome the most horrific beginnings. He is a gift from God and is an inspiration to all who meet him.