It is unfortunately clear from Sam’s face that the Pit Bull has been through a lot.
About two years ago, Sam was rescued during a raid on a dogfighting ring. Rescuers from the Humane Society of the United States knew what they were getting into before stepping foot on the property — they’d received reports of a dog with a severely injured face. No one knows for certain what happened to Sam, other than it must have been horrific. I think that if any one of us had endured whatever Sam has been through, we’d be snarling, distrustful hot messes. Not so for Sam.