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Stray poodle rescued from Garret Mountain adopted by Paterson firefighter

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A new family member officially joined the DiFalco family from Little Falls, N.J. on Sunday as the super friendly, wiggly bundle of cuteness poodle pooch cuddled into the arms of her new family at the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains reported North Jersey.com.

Now named Easter, Second Chance Pet Adoption League chose the DiFalco family among more than 40 adoption applicants.

On March 24, a stray, scruffy dog was stuck on a ledge in the Garret Mountain Reservation, and it took four firetrucks, 25 Paterson firefighters, a few Passaic County Sheriff's officers, and one Paterson Animal Control officer three hours to rescue the scared pooch. One firefighter had rappelled down the cliff and scooped the pooch up into his arms to safety.

Originally named Clover by one of her rescuers at the scene, the filthy dog, thought to be a stray with matted hair and an eye infection, was treated to some lavish treatment at the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains. She was spayed, vaccinated, and had her teeth cleaned; Clover was ready to find her new family.

Read Clover's complete story by clicking here.

Paul DiFalco had heard about the dog after the rescue, and with his wife Cheryl, and two children and one other dog, finally became a family.

Live a long and wonderful life Easter.

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