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Misty, the missing pit bull, found

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A special pit bull, named "Misty," is home, safe and sound, after causing those who adore her a great deal of anxiety throughout the weekend, reported Monday's CBS New York.

The six-month-old puppy slipped from her collar while on a walk in Riverdale, N.J., on Friday and disappeared into the woods.

Search parties were formed, fliers were distributed, traps were set, and a hefty reward was offered, but through the weekend, Misty was nowhere to be found.

The break came after Misty's foster mom, Erin Earley, tried one person's suggestion to make bacon. Not long after the tempting smells wafted through the air, Misty reappeared, thankfully, appearing none-the-worse for wear from her weekend adventure.

Misty became a sweetheart of the internet after she was rescued by Second Chance Rescue after being dumped and left for dead in April.

When she was initially rescued, her body was littered with horrible bite wounds; it is surmised that she had been used as a bait dog

Students attending the Stephen Gaynor School read about Misty on Facebook and set out to raise funds to help with her vetting. Thanks to their efforts, $800 was donated towards her care.

On Monday, Second Chance Rescue let their fans know the fabulous news of Misty's homecoming:

GREAT NEWS EVERYONE AND PLEASE SHARE - MISTY IS HOME SAFE AND SOUND!!! We want to thank every single volunteer who helped in this process including those who shared her photos, thank you so much to our amazing SCR community for coming together and staying strong and never giving up hope! MISTY IS HOME, we can all rest easy tonight!!

Follow Misty's Journey at this link to Facebook.

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