Stitch The Pup Cheated Death—And Now She's Setting Records
From a near-death experience to a record-setting performance, Stitch the American Staffordshire Terrier mix has undergone quite the journey over the last several months.
Stitch was one day away from being put down, around Christmastime last year. That's when Millie Sawyer intervened to save the pup's life, as Millie has done dozens of times before. A fervent animal lover, Millie has saved around 70 dogs from euthanasia at over-run shelters, and she was relieved to be able to help save Stitch.
"We got her at the very last minute," the rescuer remembers.
Eventually, Millie helped place Stitch in a forever home, with a woman named Kaitlyn Johnson. It was with Kaitlyn that Stitch started her transformation into a competitive pup-lete.
Stitch was a fast learner. "Every time I set a goal for her she just leaps over it," Johnson says.
Before long, Stitch had her name in the record books for the sport of fly ball. The once-abandoned dog ran a record time of 4.117 seconds, the fastest-ever for her class. Way to go, Stitch!