Pill-Popping Pitbull Needs Viagra to Live

Can you help change her life?

By Demarco Morgan
|  Saturday, May 15, 2010  |  Updated 2:47 PM EDT
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Meet Ingrid, a pitbull perhaps taking more Viagra than most men.

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Meet Ingrid, a pitbull perhaps taking more Viagra than any man could afford to take on Long Island.

"It saved Ingrid's life. Without Viagra we wouldn't have her with us today," said Jodi Record.

Ingrid has to pop the blue pills just to stay alive, according to her caregiver Record.

"She takes two pills twice a day," said Record.

Ingrid, who takes her time getting around, was rescued by workers here at Little Shelter in Huntington, NY some two years ago.

"She spent her life tied to a fence and when we found her she had 14 pounds of fluid on her abdomen," said Record.

The pup, whose cheery disposition defies her hard luck, was used as a "bait" dog to incite dog fights, according to her profile on Little Shelter's website. In addition, Ingrid was diagnosed with heartworm and a severe heart condition that needed immediate regulation to keep her alive.

A veterinarian would suggest Viagra as a solution to keep the small pooch up and running, saving her life. And it appears to be working.

"Viagra opens up the blocked vessels that go to the heart so it allows the blood to flow through the body," said Record.

Who keeps the supply of Viagra pouring in? A list of generous guys in the area.

"If every man in America that has Viagra sends one pill to Ingrid that will be keeping her alive for several years," said Record.

Ingrid is now searching for a place to call home. And whoever chooses to adopt the dog will receive a lifetime supply of Viagara pills to care for the pooch.  

A good home and loving family would be nice to add to that prescription.

If you are interested in adopting Ingrid call 631-368-8770 or find out more online.

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