By Larry Levin
When Oogy was 10 weeks old and weighed 20 pounds, he was tied to a stake and used as bait for a Pit Bull in a dog fighting operation. But Oogy’s story does not end there. An Argentine Dogo, Oogy was rescued during a police raid from the cage where he had been left to bleed to death by the horrible people running the operation. He was rushed into emergency surgery, and saved by a veterinary surgeon that refused to let him die.
It was in this hospital that Oogy met Larry Levin and his family. His overflowing joy and love swept this man and his sons off their feet. In his book, Larry describes how, through Oogy, he learned to deal with his own emotional scars and the effect Oogy seems to have on other wounded people. “If this dog can go through the hell he did and emerge capable of giving and generating as much love as he does, so can they,” says Levin.