03 Mar '17, 2am

Pit Bull Goes From Crack House Dog to Firehouse Dog

Pit Bull Goes From Crack House Dog to Firehouse Dog

Ashley had a rotten start in life. The pit bull puppy was used as an ashtray by the residents of a crack house in Staten Island, N.Y. When they abandoned the house in the middle of January, they abandoned Ashley as well, leaving her there to starve to death – if she didn’t freeze to death first. But poor Ashley’s life was about to change, thanks to an anonymous caller who let Erica Mahnken and her fiance, Michael Favor, know about the puppy’s sad situation. Last year the couple and their friend, Lara Ribeiro, started the nonprofit No More Pain Rescue . When Mahnken and Favor went to the crack house, they found Ashley inside, shivering and emaciated. Her head was dotted with cigarette burns. No More Pain Rescue didn’t have any volunteers available to foster Ashley, so Mahnken and Favor called some New York City Fire Department (FDNY) friends of theirs — who just happen to w...

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