Sarah Sleime, a volunteer at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control (CMACC), was strolling through the asylum’s corridors one day when she saw a pitiful, forlorn pit bull. The pit bull, Cinnamon, had obviously quite recently had a litter of little dogs, yet they weren’t with her. As Sleime watched, Cinnamon’s eyes loaded up with tears. It was a startling, humanlike presentation of feelings. Sleime’s heart down and out, and she chose to do whatever she could to get Cinnamon into a decent home. Sleime posted a video of Cinnamon on her Facebook page.
It quickly went viral, receiving over 4.5 million views. People from around the world watched the video, and soon, Sleime started receiving tons of messages from people who wanted to adopt the dog. But in the end, a kindhearted woman named Meghan Shelton took the pup home. Shelton and her family visited Cinnamon at the shelter, and everyone quickly hit it off. Cinnamon loved Shelton and her kids!Sleime shared another video to her Facebook page showing Shelton and her family visiting with Cinnamon.
Cinnamon’s tail wagged constantly, and she couldn’t stop smiling. Shelton and her family decided to rename the pit bull Rosie, and the pup headed home. Rosie quickly settled into life with her new family. She also got along well with her new pit bull brother, Blu. Soon after Rosie arrived home, Shelton took her to the vet for a check-up. Unfortunately, Shelton learned that Rosie had three suspicious growths on her body. The vet tested them and found out they were mast cell tumors. Shelton started a GoFundMe to help pay for Rosie’s surgery, and she quickly raised over $500. “My family loves me and is going to do everything they can to keep me happy and healthy, because we all deserve a lot more time together!” Shelton wrote on her GoFundMe page.
Rosie went in for her surgery to remove the tumors, and thankfully, everything went well! The vet removed the tumors, and when she tested them, she found they were low-grade mast cell tumors. Rosie wouldn’t need chemotherapy or any further treatment. She could begin living her life with her new family without any worries about her health.