Lilly, a three-year-old pit bull mix, has seen little in the way of kindness during her life.
The young dog is currently housed at New York's Animal Care and Control in Manhattan, where she was picked up as a stray.
Her body is frail, and she weighs in at a dismal 26 pounds.
Her nails are too long, evidence of never having been cared for, and she lacks body fat - in fact, her bones are painfully evident on every portion of her body.
Despite the obvious signs of long-term neglect, Lilly is sweet.
A volunteer shared the following:
Lovely Lilly holds no grudge against us, humans. She is so happy to see me, a total stranger. Her tail wags non stop, her body wiggles... She is leashed without problem and walks willingly. She seems quite friendly with other dogs met on the way.
She does not mind posing for the pictures. Lilly loves to be on the lap. She gives kisses galore and she is so happy to be hugged and cared for.
A true little gem who is with us at the Manhattan Care Center. Lilly needs a hero, a person who will nurse her back to health and who will be rewarded with the most wonderful and grateful forever friend.
Lilly desperately needs to be rescued from this facility.
She needs to be taken in by someone who wants nothing more than to nourish her body back to health with high quality food, and shower her with unconditional love.
She cannot be "saved," only to be housed in a boarding facility or kennel run.
Please network on Lilly's behalf.
The number of dogs at this facility is staggering. Unfortunately, the number of dogs who never walk back out the doors of the facility is equally staggering. Lilly is currently considered to be "super urgent."
Please help Lilly have a future and help her know, for the first time, what it feels like to be loved.
- Identification number - A0956999
- Age - 3 years
- Shelter - Manhattan Facility, N.Y.
- Breed - Pit bull mix
- Weight 26.4 lbs
- Facebook thread here
- Read more about rescue/adoption from this facility at this link
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