It sounds like the title of a movie we want to see: Three Nuns and a Pit Bull. Only, this story is real, and it happened a week ago in New York, when three nuns, all over 70, walked into the Hi Tor Animal Care Center with one intention, according to the Huffington Post. To adopt a dog who no one wanted.
“I wanted to bring a dog home that might get euthanized if we didn’t take her,” Sister Veronica Mendez said to News 12. “And when I noticed the sign said ‘9 years,’ I said, ‘Virginia, we want this one, because nobody else is going to want her.'”
The dog in the cage was a Pit Bull. A gray-muzzled, friendly old Pit Bull named Remy, 9 years old, who had spent months in the shelter. She was soon heading to her new home at Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine.
“She was very friendly right away, and she seemed like she belonged,” said one of the sisters. “She’s a senior and we are seniors, and she is a gentle dog and seems happy and content.”
“She’s given a lot of joy to our house.”
Remy is the second dog these sisters have owned, and part of her role will be to comfort the nuns, who are coming off a great loss.
“We had a dog in the home for the last seven or eight years, and our dog just died a week ago,” said one sister. “We loved that dog very much. It was hard to find a successor, but we found a good one!”
West Artope, executive director at Hi Tor, said he believes Remy found the perfect home.
“Most people have a pretty bad understanding of Pits,” he told HuffPost. “But Remy was sensitive to the sisters, especially to Sister Virginia, who walks with a cane. She kept up with her and was so attentive.”
“Whatever time she has left, she’ll have good years,” said Sister Mendez.
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