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The face of neglect and abuse: Rescued today from New York high kill shelter

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Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs specializes in helping pit bull terrier dogs, and this eight-month-old puppy who came into the Brooklyn location for New York City Animal Care and Control barely weighed 13 pounds. Volunteers called her the "face of abuse and starvation."

Picked up by Animal Control as a stray, sadly there is no one to be held accountable for her neglect and previous abuse. Her nails were already overgrown and her filthy coat was stained with her own urine; it's quite obvious Priscilla was left in a cage for most of her young life.

Saturday afternoon, Priscilla was freed from New York City Animal Care and Control. She is now resting comfortably at the organization's veterinarian. The group's heartwarming announcement gives animal lovers hope that kindness and humanity still peeks out from every corner:

"We can only imagine the living hell she is now free of. Of course, she is a sweet as can be and grateful for any attention and caresses. While we cannot spare her from her horrific past, we can make sure the rest of her life is safe and happy and that she is loved and cared for, so that is what we must focus on, making her whole again and finding her the best home ever! We love you Priscilla and may your past quickly become a distant memory!"

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