NEW YORK —Hope’s early years were filled with torture and unimaginable pain. The two-year-old Pit Bull was used as a bait dog, and left riddled with scars from the torturous bites and whips she endured.
Found wandering the streets in the Bronx in June 2014, Hope’s skin was raw, and bleeding from her open sores. Animal Care and Control NYC brought her to the shelter where she was rescued shortly thereafter by Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs.
Hope required veterinary care and attention, but she also needed a safe and loving environment in which she could recover from her days as a bait dog. Second Chance Rescue NYC gave her exactly that.
Once Hope had healed she patiently waited for the perfect family to adopt her. Many days, and many nights passed, all the while her story made the rounds on social media. Jennifer Bobzin happened upon her story and knew in an instant that Hope was meant to be hers.
Bobzin herself had survived an accident in 2008, that left her paralyzed. Doctors gave her little hope that she would ever walk again. But Bobzin refused to give up, beating all the odds she made a full recovery. With one look at the sweet Pit Bull’s face Bobzin knew that she “could give Hope a better life”. As someone who’d survived a horrible experience herself Bobzin knew she could help Hope heal whatever scars might have been left from her days in the cruel world of dog fighting.
Today, Hope has left her tragic past behind her. She is living happily with Bobzin and her family getting all the love, snuggles and cuddles she needs.