New York City police officers recently raided a location in Brooklyn where they were able to free a malnourished Pit bull.
The 4-year-old Pit bull, Jamie, was covered in urine and feces when they found her. Along with her dangerously low weight, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) stated that her nails were so long that they were curling around Jamie’s feet.
Jamie’s owner was arrested and charged with animal cruelty while Jamie recovered for 6 months with the ASPCA. After much love, training, and belly rubs, Jamie has been approved for adoption!
ASPCA’s senior manager, Victoria Wells, spoke highly of Jamie’s social exposure in an email to TODAY.
“She is happiest when she’s out and about meeting new people and experiencing new things,” said Wells. “She does enjoy going for a run now and again, but she’s more likely to flop down for a belly rub or snuggle up for a nap.”
After remaining in the adoption system for longer than desired, Police decided to take her out for a ‘day of fun.’ This was partially to get her out of the shelter and partly to show people how social she is. Jamie is so social that she was picked for this doggy day over hundreds of dogs!
The event was also meant to make aware the three-year-old partnership between the ASPCA and the New York Police Department.
“Through this first-of-its-kind program, the NYPD takes the lead role in responding to all animal cruelty complaints in New York City, while the ASPCA provides direct care for animal cruelty victims through critical support including forensic evaluations, medical treatment, behavior assessments, housing and placement, as well as backup legal support and training,” ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement vice president Howard Lawrence told TODAY.
Jamie is a wonderful dog and we hope she will be adopted soon! She is very friendly and lovely! Watch short video below and don’t forget to SHARE this story with your friends and family!
Article via TODAY and ASPCA