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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I just reviewed her page and wish I could take her. She is beautiful but I have three dogs and she would do best in a one dog family. I hope she finds her forever home soon.


I sure wish I could have her, but im all the way in Alabama.


Distance is only a word when you feel this dog belongs with you.


aw she is beautiful I wish I could adopt her.

James from Cali...

We've had two pits, and we absolutely adore them. One was my sons who lived with us for 3 years, and the other my daughter's, who is in his last stages of life. But these dogs are so loving and loyal. I pray that someone will realize that Pit Bulls (I'm looking at Baby and she looks like a pit, so If I'm wrong please forgive me) are the most loving, loyal dog you'll ever want to have. They're smart, full of love ready to give to anyone who has a heart big enough to have her. If we didn't have four family dogs, Baby would be one we'd love to have in our family.


How does she do with other dogs and maybe cats? My pit's best friend was his kitty. We now have three small dogs and the same two cats. This may be information that needs to be put out there so families with other four-legged members can consider before they make a decision that may not be the best for Baby and them. God Bless...


i would love to adopt baby. however, her page says she needs a home without other pets. i have two rescue dogs already in the home. sorry.


I would take you in a heartbeat. I have a large fenced in back yard and my Bubba would love to love on you and play with you. I miss having a girl to love. I had and have all boys. Best wishes Baby and I will pray for you.


Why can't you take her then?


Beautiful dog, too bad she cannot be with other pets...we have a rescue pit mix and 2 rescue cats...I would take her if I didn't have any pets and if I had the funds. Sad she made it after all the abuse and has no real home yet, but by the sounds of it she is pretty happy with what she has now it is probably the best thing she has ever had and is heaven to her....speaking of heaven maybe she is still there because she is not meant to be anywhere yet, it isn't Gods plan maybe she is someones savor like someone was hers and she has to be where she is for now for that reason :)