UPDATE: Missy is safe- she has been saved by a rescue and will hopefully find a good home in time.
This special dog really touched my heart and after all she's gone through in her life, I would hate to see her live out her few remaining days lonely in her cage, only to die cold and alone at the shelter. What really got to me was that Missy had clearly been so neglected that, as the volunteer decries below, she had simply given up.
If her story touches you too, you can adopt her through a rescue group, and you can find such a rescue group by leaving a comment on her facebook page: (Urgent Part 2: Missy)
Here is Missy's description from Animal Care and Control:
FEMALE, WHITE / BLACK, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr
STRAY - ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-NHB
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 12/20/2010, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 12/30/2010,
Medical Behavior Evaluation MILD
A VOLUNTEER WROTE: 13 month old Missy is a very special dog looking for a very special adopter. This person should be looking for a family member, as Missy is extremely loving and devoted to the people who show her kindness, but they should also realize that the best kind of love is the love that heals--the kind of love that tells a helpless animal "it's okay. You are home now". Missy is barely out of puppyhood, but she has already seen too much suffering. She was found in the Bronx-- filthy, distended nipples, with dried blood on her coat. She sits in her cage with her back to you most days, as if she has already given up on trying to compete with the other dogs. She looks exhausted, even sleeping. When I opened up her cage and offered her the leash, she turned to look up at me, questioning. "Do you mean me?" her eyes asked, and I used every cell in my heart to send her assurance that I did. Out on the walk, she brought tears to my eyes because she was so happy, so content, and walked a pony trot with her mouth wide open in a smile , and when we came back she was so different, so alive and so grateful, licking my fingers and wagging her tail. Since that night, I've thought a lot about how little dogs like Missy need to be happy, and how absurd and unfair it is that an animal this wonderful could be denied such a small patch of security and love in a world so big and abundant. Can it really be that no one wants this shining soul? Missy was originally placed on an observational hold, but can be released to a rescue now---a somewhat noteworthy triumph, because it means someone thought she was worth a second chance. I hope you agree. Please save Missy today! A bath, a warm bed, and some time will yield a fantastic animal who worships the ground you walk on.
See her Video here.
SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED CAME IN WITH POLICE SLIGHT TARTAR VERY DIRTY COAT WITH OLD BLOOD ON THE COAT SEEN CLEANED WITH NOLVASAN NO OBVIOUS BITE WOUNDS SEEN SOME SMALL WOUND ON THE RIGHT MAXILLA SEEN BCS 3/5 DISTENDED MAMMARY GLANDS A LITLLE DULL NOSF