Abandoned Dog Overcomes Injuries, Waiting to Find Loving Home

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:45pm
Female pit bull standing on table at ASPCA Animal Hospital

Recently, we told you about Baby, an adorable pup who has been in our care for more than a year and a half. This sweet dog, a victim of animal cruelty, has come a long way since we first met her, and she’s still waiting to find a loving home.

In July 2012, a Good Samaritan found Baby tied to a tree, abandoned in the summer heat. Fortunately, they contacted the ASPCA, and Baby began her road to recovery that day at the ASPCA Animal Hospital.

Dr. Bonnie Wong, the ASPCA veterinarian who treated Baby, recalls that she had a severe neck wound consistent with having a chain embedded in her neck for a long period of time. Baby’s body was in poor condition; she had a skin infection and scars on her face where it appeared other dogs had attacked her. After extensive treatment, including repetitive wound care and antibiotic treatments for her skin, Baby’s condition improved and she was ready for adoption.

Since then, Baby has waited and waited for someone to take her home. In the time she’s spent at our Adoption Center, our staff has grown immensely fond of this “oversized lap dog.” She is incredibly friendly and loyal, and we can’t wait until she has a permanent place to call home.

If you’re interested adopting Baby, please call our Adoptions department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120. To learn more about Baby, please visit her page.

Before and after of abandoned dog in ASPCA care

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People say that but they do not mean it. Who knows who they are and are probably not good homes in the first place. Do not even bother responding to people who say I would take her if.... Ha, they do not mean it. Ignore the comment.


:D i cant wait to adopt cute wittle baby


Well, Carla - how about it?


You do not know who Carla is or what kind of home she could provide for this dog. People just say things like that but do not mean it, so please stop encouraging people just because they post a comment like that.

John R.

Last June I had my Riley, a great dog let me tell ya...transported to me in Florida from Yonkers, only cost $80, and it was the best money I've ever spent...dont' let distance make up your mind...


Over sized lap dog is what Pitt Bulls think they are!!! :-)
got love them... hope she can find a good home soon.


She is adorable. Cute coat.


I would love to hurt animal abusers! There must be a special place in hell for these people


Thank god there are some decent people in the world. Baby you are beautiful. Love the sweater!!! I will pray for you to find a loving home


I hope and pray that you find a home real are a very beautiful girl, you certainly deserve a great home. I think you have suffered enough. (I know that my babies will tell you that your time will come).