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A woman's reaction to an abused pit bull and the response she has received worldwide just might restore your faith in your fellow man.

The story started last Friday in Nashville, Tenn. A pit bull wandered up to the woman's front door. She happened to be an animal hospital employee.

Christianna Willis, 23, immediately noticed the signs of abuse: fresh bite marks on her muzzle, scars, exposed flesh around her neck.

She started to care for the dog immediately.

"The first night she was here, I stayed up with her and only slept for 2 hours. Every time I'd move, she'd get up and look at me with worry stricken eyes. She didn't want me to leave her," the Willis said.

She named the dog Mama Jade and took her to work.

Willis decided to post an ad on Craigslist to the owner titled "Your pitbull found me and I'm not giving her back". It detailed the heartbreaking condition of the dog and her loving care for the dog, including discovering that most of her teeth had been pulled.

"Somehow, God must have led this mama to my doorstep, knowing she'd find comfort here," she wrote. "The amazing people I work with have all fallen head over heels in love with your dog. So when we discovered she has breast cancer, it broke our hearts even more."

"Mama lets you get right up in her face. In fact, she LOVES it. She'll give you slobbery kisses and nuzzle your face with love."

"We're all amazed at how trusting of humans she is," she wrote. "Dogs however, completely terrify her. It doesn't matter the size, she growls in fear and tucks her tail between her legs. But who can blame her? After what you did to her?"

The staff planned to put Mama Jade down after discovering she had cancer, but the outpouring of response with people who want to help is leading her to set up a fund to pay for treatment for the cancer.

Willis was overwhelmed with the response. She says she has been receiving so many emails that her iPhone crashes every time she tires to check her mail.

"The response has been overwhelming and has restored a lot of my faith in humanity," Willis wrote.

She says that she'll be making a decision on what the best route to take will be and details of the donation fund.

"One thing is for certain though, Mama Jade is getting yet another chance at life," Willis added.

Mama Jade on Facebook

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