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 love Pit Bulls so much and think they are the best breed ... their personalities are the best! I've been wanting to adopt one, but I have cats. I also have a pit bull advocate page on FB and even though it is just myself and one friend, we are determined to rescue, foster, and save as many as this loyal, loving, sweet, silly, love-bug breed as possible. It seems in the short 7-years I have been advocating for Pits that most of them do not like cats. ASPCA if you read this comment, would you please post a response ... Should I wait until I no longer have cats to adopt a Pit? Does this breed not respond well with cats? I know there are a few who do well with cats, but I don't want to adopt a puppy ... unless it is from a shelter ... I would much rather adopt an adult dog who has had a rough life. Thank you!


youre such a brave pup. i hope you find a nice home to go to. xxxxxx


What a cute dog! I wish I could have her!


she looks adorable and i hope someone adopts her good thing my school is going to help raise money for you guys


baby you are very pretty hope you find a good and stable home<3<3<3


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thats my doggy

Jonas Braun

So finally this baby got the parents Right!!
you adopted this baby

Jonas Braun

you got it


baby your tuff sweet kind cute friendly you look like my dog that ran away from my home